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Spark Youth Theatre & The 78ers!

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Taylor Square

Darlinghurst

Sydney, NSW 2000

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WHEN: Saturday, June 23rd, from 4:15 – 7:15PM.
WHERE: Meet at 4:15, outside Taylor Square.
WEAR: Your best clothes from the 1970s!

WHAT IS IT? A SOCIALLY ENGAGED PERFORMANCE!
The Original 78ers Collective are the group of Queers and Allies who were a part of the original Mardi Gras. They have asked us to join them for this important moment, celebrating and honouring what happened on that night, on June 23rd, 1978.

Come dressed up in your best 70s gear - bell bottoms, facial hair, denim and more! (Ask your parents - they LIVED IT!) Better yet - YOUR PARENTS ARE INVITED TOO, THE MORE THE MERRIER!

We will assemble at Taylor Square with the other Sparkies at 4:15PM, dance down Oxford Street at 5pm, and then dance back up Taylor Square. Short speeches will mark this moment, then dance music from the Police Rock Band. Police Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officers will take part.

A Filmmaker will join us, take interviews, film you all interacting with the original 78ers and create a mini documentary which will screen at the Newtown Festival in November! (You don't have to be filmed if you don't want to be! :)

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Facilitated by Felicity Nicol
(Artistic Director, Spark Youth Theatre)

Felicity is an award-winning Performance Director and Artistic Director from Sydney, Australia. A graduate of NIDA, she has gone on to work with some of the most prominent artists around the world, including Ontroerend Goed (BEL), Punchdrunk & Gecko Physical Theatre (UK), Illutron (DEN) and Mammalian Diving Reflex (CAN). Felicity holds a particular interest in working with young people, specifically queer young people & young people experiencing mental health issues. This interest has led her to working with Spark Youth Theatre & Australian Theatre for Young People (AUS), Mit Ohnes Alles (GER), The Torontonians (CAN) and Company3 (UK).

Felicity’s mission as an artist is to interrupt people’s assumptions about the world and the people we share it with in order to bring these into question. By focusing on those traditionally left out of mainstream narratives, she attempts to redistribute cultural attention towards those who need it most. Her favourite career highlights include directing at The Sydney Opera House,creating a one-on-one performance for audiences in a moving car, and directing a non-verbal performative memorial via clowning, beer and a slide-show.

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