Supported by the Wales Family Foundation, Brand X in association with WorldPride presents Ground Zero, a brand-new program designed to celebrate and propel queer artists living with disability during WorldPride.  

Limited to two super charged nights, Ground Zero is the culmination of a two-week creative development residency at Brand X. A curated program consisting of five 10–15-minute accessible performances, the program champions the importance of accessible queer storytelling.

Ground Zero will bring to The Flying Nun a night of variety, with five performances featuring a mix of genre and modes including devised and physical theatre, comedy, movement, and cabaret.

The exciting line-up of artists include Christopher Bryant (he/him), Artemis Muñoz (they/them), Robyn Reynolds (she/her), Sarah Carroll (she/they) and Saskia Ellis (they/them); joining the artists will be two Auslan interpreters available for both performances.



SYNOPSIS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

ARTEMIS MUÑOZ' tells their story in a specific and relatable style of musical comedy, No Romo explores the terrifying and strange world of dating apps through the story of an aromantic asexual and autistic person who is determined to learn if playing the part of the romantic will cure their loneliness. 

CHRISTOPHER BRYANT is queer and disabled. New Balance explores the ways this intersection informs itself, asking: what if there had been a ‘new balance’, one where we as queer people weren’t shamed as kids, where we as disabled people weren’t shamed as adults, where shame didn’t exist at all?

ROBYN REYNOLDS presents a raucously funny comedy set about being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease as a young woman. Embracing the long-standing Jewish tradition of using humour as a coping mechanism, Robyn will make you laugh at things you never thought could be funny.

SARAH CARROLL is a twenty-something Pasifika, queer, neurodiverse and chronically ill human just trying to figure out who she is in 2023. Coconut Baby is a new work that blends text, sound and movement that explores being on the intersection of these identities through a pacific lens and mixing Y2K elements with lots of sparkle and sass.

SASKIA ELLIS 

A crescent space to dream, tangible realms of orthogonality


softness in the caresses of humanness displayed
softness of luminescence, unravellings of childlike play


nautical playgrounds
in cerebral constellations
lay amongst the webs we weaved ourselves to sleep

a proposition
in consuming the spaces we desire,
rather than those we are recklessly surrendered

Image: Arunas Kulpsas


ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

If you have access requirements for attending the show, please tick the access requirements box during the booking process. This includes booking companion card tickets. A Brand X team member will then be in touch to ensure we understand your requirements.  

COVID INFORMATION

It is a condition of entry that patrons are double vaccinated. Face-masks are mandatory in all indoor venues across Sydney. Free disposable masks will be available at box office, but to lessen our impact on the environment, please bring one with you. Further COVID information.

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.

EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

Your tickets can be transferred to another night in the same show's season (Friday or Saturday). If you feel unwell and have to stay home due to COVID we will refund your tickets minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c. Email us to arrange a refund prior to show commencement.

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Saturday 7pm

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