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We Were There - Tilted Projects Theatre

Telling Australian stories by Australian women, We Were There offers a unique perspective of HIV and AIDS.




Days of interviews, months of development, years in the making. From the 23rd of January to the 4th of February, 2018, Tilted Projects brings Melbourne audiences a powerful new piece of verbatim theatre, We Were There. Performed by four talented female actors, this premiere work gives a voice to 15 different real life women. Who were there.


Telling Australian stories by Australian women, We Were There offers a unique perspective of HIV and AIDS. It explores the real lives and untold stories of the sisters, mothers, wives, friends, volunteers, and medical professionals who cared for those living with HIV and AIDS in the 80s and 90s. With humour and heart, We Were There celebrates the achievements and sacrifices of these women, and remembers those left behind.


“We Were There was born out of a desire to tell Australian stories that rarely get told.”, explain Dirk Hoult from Tilted Projects. “So often stories from the HIV and AIDS crisis in Australia focus on a male gaze and we felt that this was an opportunity to shine a light on a part of the community that have seemed to have been forgotten. It's a humorous and surprising trip down memory lane for audiences, with stories that are still relevant today.”


Created in 2016 by VCA Graduates and theatre collaborators Dirk Hoult , Tilted Projects is committed to developing obscured and untold queer stories into works that reflect our contemporary cultural land- scape. The work is community focused and shines a light on the lives of everyday Australians through a tilted lens. Their inaugural production, We Were There, is truly one not to be missed.


Directed by Dirk Hoult ~ Dramaturgy by Alyson Campbell ~ Set Design by Alex Hiller ~
Sound Design by Connor Ross ~ Lighting Design by Jason Bovaird ~ Performed by Perri Cummings, Olivia Mon- ticciolo, Leah Baulch and Jodie Le Vesconte.

23 January to 4 February, 2018
Tues - Sat 8pm, Sat 4pm, Sun 6pm (no show 26 Jan)

Preview shows 23 and 24 January, 8pm

$49 Full, $39 Preview, Concession and Groups 4+
Bookings: 03 8290 7000 and online at www.tiltedprojects.com/shows

Chapel Off Chapel: 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran




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