Albert Lin

A one-man theatrical spoken-word poetry performance exploring nature, suburbia, and the mundane beauty that surrounds us. The story of one man's journey with poetry, and all the lessons he learned along the way. 

Content Warning: This performance contains themes of death and climate change, abrupt changes in lighting. 


Creator & Performer: Albert Lin
Dramaturg & Outside Eye: Natalie Rose
Producer: Chloe Warren


ALBERT LIN is a spoken-word poet, musician, general jack-of-all-trades, and person with a day job. His work focuses mostly on love, wonder and joy, while also exploring his life and emotions. Albert recently completed a 6-month emerging artist residency with Shopfront, culminating in a one-man theatrical poetry work performed over a two week season. He performed in the Poetry Sydney Vessels of Love initiative with the City of Sydney, 2021, and contributed 65 spoken poems and 4 written poems to the 2019 Dis/location exhibit at Monash University. Albert has written a poem every day since February 2017.


NATALIE ROSE is one third of the performance collective POST, Creative Director at Shopfront Arts Co-op, and has been involved in Australia’s contemporary art scene for the past 22 years. Her work has been seen nationally and internationally at Sydney Festival, Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Cambridge Junction (UK) and Sydney Opera House. Most recently with POST, Oedipus Schmoedipus has toured to Santiago Chile, West Kowloon Cultural Precinct Authority in Hong Kong and in 2020 was to be showcased as a part of AsiaTOPA at Arts Centre Melbourne. Their 2017 Sydney Festival work Ich Nibber Dibber was remounted at Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre. Nat has facilitated workshops for the past 22 years for young and emerging artists with and without disability. Nat has a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre-making) from the University of Western Sydney, and has previously trained at PACT and Urban Theatre Projects. In 2021, she directed Tiny Universe, a co-production between Shopfront and Milk Crate Theatre, and was commissioned by Performing Lines to develop the first stages of a new work about motherhood. Nat was most recently selected by the Australia Council for the Arts as a 2022 Arts Leader recipient.


CHLOE WARREN is a producer, writer and artist. Following the completion of her PhD in Medical Genetics in 2016, she co-directed the Pint of Science festival across Australia whilst writing and editing for SBS Science. By 2019, she had been awarded a stipend by the EU to attend the World Conference of Science Journalists and had also joined the ABC’s Catalyst documentary team. In 2020 she undertook a residency with Tantrum Youth Arts as part of their Art About Not Making Art project and has since been developing her own creative practice through poetry and performance. She was the co-director of Heart Open (a cultural collective supporting creative women of the Hunter) from 2017-2021 and founded uncapital productions in 2022. uncapital productions is a cultural enterprise which aims to connect national artists to regional NSW and to support emerging local artists in building a sustainable and rewarding creative practice.


This work was originally developed as part of Shopfront's Artslab program.

Image: Albert Lin. Photograph Lucy Parakhina


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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.


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.


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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