Events

The Show Must (Not) Go On

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Delve into the #MeToo movement through performances and conversations in this free Game Changers Conversation, part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival

The #MeToo movement went viral in late 2017 and has been growing ever since. However, a sinister phase of this movement has been identified by the New York Times, coined the 'not so fast' era, which indicates the attempted comeback of the accused men. 

Where are we now, and how do we continue this important conversation without giving undue voice to the perpertrators? This Game Changers Conversation will take a localised look at the issues to unveil women’s experiences of working in the Theatre Industry in Australia. 

Continuing on from Theatre Network Victoria’s forum earlier this year, which delved into theatre culture in the wake of the #MeToo movement, we will further explore the impact the movement has had in Australia, changes that should happen in the industry and where we want to get to. 

Featuring local artists, the evening will present performances and conversations responding to the #MeToo and #NotSoFast movements. 

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This event is free and open to the whole community.

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Speakers

  • Jennifer Piper
    Actor, broadcaster, theatremaker, designer and founder of wit incorporated theatre company.
  • Van Badham
    Writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatremaker and one of Australia's most controversial public intellectuals.
  • Candy Bowers
    Multidisciplinary artist, writer, actor, social activist and breakout comic performer.

About the Game Changers Conversation Series

The Game Changers Conversation series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia's evolving story for public discussion and debate.

It is a project of the Footscray University Town initiative – a partnership between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University that sees education, jobs, creativity and opportunity at the heart of the future of Footscray.

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Collage of the words hashtag Me Too
#MeToo art

When?

Pop-up Bar
5.30pm-6pm

Conversation
6pm-7.30pm

Where?

VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street
Footscray
Australia

Get in touch

Bec Carey-Grieve
Manager, Place and Creative Programs
Victoria University
Phone: 
+61 3 9919 7043