RACISM CHALLENGED

Written and Performed by Vonne Patiag

A solo work incorporating AV and call-and-response dynamics mixed in with a riotous monologue about the culminating impact of casual racism. Blanco – a struggling Asian actor – reviews the short ‘life cycle’ of his career with documentarian flair, unpacking the emotional labour and exhaustion of being a POC artist in Australia.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Vonne Patiag is a multi-disciplinary theatre and filmmaker based in Western Sydney. He is interested in producing personal stories that explore queer/ethnic intersection and that dissect issues of racism and geographical prejudice prevalent to Australia - localised stories with global appeal. His first full-length play 'Obviously!' premiered in September 2018 at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, commissioned by Q Theatre for their inaugural Q INDIE season. He was also selected for the Sydney Theatre Company CAAP Directors Workshop and the Stephen Cummins Queer Performance Development Program through Performance Space, where he debuted his first solo performance 'Karaokie' at Queer Nu Werk 2018 (PACT), Day 4 Night during Liveworks 2018 (Performance Space) and was curated in Desire Lines 2018. Recent stage credits include 'Hypangogism' (Balter Theatre Co.), 'Obviously!' (Braver Stage) and 'Love & Information' (Victorian College of Arts), which he also Assistant Directed. He is a proud alumni of Victorian College of Arts (Acting Studio) and University of Technology Sydney (Film Production).

PERFORMANCE TIMES
  • Friday 20 November 8pm (followed by Q&A)
  • Saturday 21 November 8pm (followed by Q&A)
HOW TO GET THERE

Car: On-street metered parking around the venue.
Bus: Oxford Street 2 minute walk (333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses).
Train: Museum Train Station 10-minute walk.

THOSE WHO BUY TOGETHER - SIT TOGETHER

To assist us in allocating seats in the theatre due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, group bookings should consider purchasing tickets in a single transaction so we are aware you intend to sit together at the same cabaret table (albeit 1.5ms apart).


WHY NOT MAKE A NIGHT OF IT?

The Flying Nun have partnered with local bar BITTER PHEW to curate your pre-show experience in Darlinghurst. Add "Bitter Phew Reservation" to your ticket purchase (below in Extras) to secure a seat and a drink of choice from 6.30pm-7.30pm on the night of the show.

THIS PERFORMANCE MAY BE FILMED

As part of our response to COVID-19, some shows in The Flying Nun season will be filmed for broadcast. Please inform venue staff on arrival if you wish to not be filmed as part of the audience.

FLYING NUN IS COVID-SAFE

We consider the health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff our highest priority. In response to COVID-19, we ask you to: 

  • Stay home if you feel unwell (no cancellation fees apply).
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5ms from others.
  • Sanitise your hands and register your attendance on entry.
  • Switch the COVIDSafe app to “flight mode” with Bluetooth activated.
  • When shown your allocated seat, stay in your allocated seat.
  • At the end of the show, leave the venue when instructed by staff.

What we are doing to ensure you are COVIDSafe at The Flying Nun:

  • Capping our audience at 25 people per show.
  • Ensuring that artists and staff are well before they start work.
  • Sanitising all furniture and touchpoints prior to each opening.
  • Only accepting contactless card payments at the bar.
  • Reconfiguring our venue to manage physical distancing.
  • Ensuring a 3m distance between stage and the audience.

A copy of our COVID-Safe Plan is available for review via email to: [email protected]

EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

Brand X is happy to exchange your purchased tickets for another night within the same shows season (Friday or Saturday). We are also happy to refund your tickets if you are no longer able to attend (minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c) if you feel unwell and need to stay home due to COVID-19. Please contact us via the email on your receipt to arrange a refund prior to the commencement of the show.

RESERVE A SEAT ON YOUR COUCH

Not comfortable attending a public performance? Not in Sydney for the dates of this show? Never fear - this performance will be available on our new on-demand broadcast channel from FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER. Purchase an "On-Demand Broadcast Link" and you will be emailed information on how to access your private viewing of THE LIFE CYCLE OF BLANCO. Invite your friends over for a viewing party and enjoy the show from the comfort of your couch.


Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

FRIDAY - 8pm

Decrease Increase $25.00

SATURDAY - 8pm

Decrease Increase $25.00

On-Demand Broadcast Link (available from 04/12/20)

Decrease Increase $10.00

Extras

Item Quantity Price

Donation to Brand X

Decrease Increase $2.00

Bitter Phew Reservation: 6.30pm (per person)

Decrease Increase $10.00