|A gutsy transgender one-person theatre, magical animation, multimedia, comedy & movement show. This morning I lost my homework and the dog ate my gender. Other-wise is a letter to Sunny Drake’s family come to life on stage, exposing his emotions and experiences as a transgender person. Animated creatures whisk us into worlds of magic as Sunny explores boy tits, learning to fly and getting comfortable with contradictions. As funny as it is moving, Other-wise is a testament to the courage it takes to be true to oneself.
Warning: you will only understand this show if you are human & born on planet earth. If you’ve ever tried to fit into other people’s expectations or been worried someone wouldn’t understand or be proud of you, then this story is also about you. ASL or accessibility queries: www.sunnydrake.com
“funny, energetic, poignant and thoughtful” (Real Time, Australia)
“deeply personal but undeniably universal…” (Time Off, Brisbane)
Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Sunny Drake: 33 years in the making, Australian human critter Sunny Drake is a complex piece of art. He lives his creative escapades, is usually in the middle of an art in life experiment, and airs his embarrassing and tender internal world on stage. Sunny is largely self taught and has created his own unique style of multi-genre theatre, which he has been evolving since he was a teenage girl. Sunny has performed over 7 solo shows in theatres, festivals, living-rooms, work places, deserts, schools, universities, basements, backyards & conferences, including the National Queer Arts Festival (08), the SF Fringe Festival (08), Sydney Mardi Gras (09 &10), Midsumma (Melbourne, 09 & 10), UNDER THE RADAR (Brisbane, 09) and Feast (Adelaide, 09). Sunny was born on Indigenous Jaggera-Turrabul land (Brisbane, Australia) and comes from English and Irish ancestry. www.sunnydrake.com
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