Our Stephen Cummins Bequest: Queer Performance Residencies took place in May and June, hosted by our venue partner PACT: Centre for Emerging artists. Three artists were each given a one-week residency supported by an experienced performer as their mentor and resulting material was exciting, challenging and groundbreaking engaging with new ideas in art and gender politics.
One of the year’s Cummins Bequest Residents were Embittered Swish – a collective comprising of Mick Roe, Kai Bradley and Cinnamon Templeton working between Sydney and Melbourne. They explored the notion of ‘trans dramaturgy’ through a radical re-reading of Jean Genet’s Our Lady of the Flowers creating a dreamlike theatre work that weaves through time, place and gender.
Read Cinnamon Templeton’s reflections on the Cummins process and their investigation of trans dramaturgy HERE.