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’8′ the play returns to Melbourne
’8′ the play returns to Melbourne for just three nights from January 31 and will host nightly forums after each performance with some of Melbourne’s well-known queer community members.
As part of the Midsumma Festival, five panellists will join the nightly forums which will be hosted by JOY 94.9FM’s Dean Beck.
All profits go to local community groups Minus 18, the ENUF Campaign and JOY 94.9.
“8 is a captivating, amazing play and the sensational line-up of guests we have for the forum each night is testament to the importance of the debate our community must have,” Beck said.
“Each night the audience will be asked to write down their questions for the panellists.
“In a Q&A style, I will facilitate their responses and we’ll be recording each show for airing on JOY in the weeks to come.
“The play is about marriage equality but I’m hoping to have a broader discussion than that during the forums. Equality is not about marriage.”
8 the play runs at Chapel Off Chapel from January 31-February 2.
Nightly panellists are listed below:
Scott Brennan – Comedian
Tony Brifa – Former Mayor of Hobsons Bay
David Vakalis – Criminology Student at Monash University
Daniel Scoullar – NoToHomophobia Media Spokesperson
Dr George Forgan-Smith – General Practitioner / International Bear Of The Year 2013
Sam Venning – President Living Positive Victoria
Christopher Banks – Film Maker / BiPolar Bear Blogger
Carl Katter – Equal Marriage Campaigner / Politician
Ben Lancken – Founder Melbourne Chargers Ruby Club
Dr Lauren Rosewarne – Senior Lecturer at Melbourne University School of Social & Political Science
Fiona Patten – Aust Sex Party Leader / Politician
Brent Allan – CEO Living Positive Victoria
Jason Ball – Gay Footballer / NoToHomophobia Campaigner
David McCarthy – President JOY 94.9
Micah Scott – General Manager MINUS 18
Check out the US trailer for ’8′ below.