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Daddy single work   drama   - 60 mins
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Daddy
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'Joel Bray has made quite a name for himself inviting strangers into his hotel room for Biladurang. A solo dance cabaret drawing on the creation story of the platypus and his own complicated identity – Blak, white, queer – Joel’s hilarious and bittersweet show won Melbourne Fringe’s Best Performance Award. Since then, he’s been busy performing at major festivals across the country.

'In this YIRRAMBOI World Premiere, Joel is back, and he’s got ‘daddy’ issues. His cravings for father figures and paternal connection – from candy-coated childhood innocence to saccharine queer adulthood – leave him consumed with desire and wanting more. The sugar fixes leave cavities, gnawing away at him. Featuring Joel’s trademarks of disarming humour, dance and unexpected audience participation, Daddy is a confessional laced with lollipop-psychology and the sugar crash of post-colonisation.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • World premiere at the Yirramboi Festival, Melbourne 8-12 May 2019. 

    Credits

    • Creator and Performer: Joel Bray
    • Set & Costume: James Lew
    • Composition & Sound Design: Naretha Williams
    • Lighting & AV Design: Katie Sfetkidis
    • Collaborating Director: Stephen Nicolazzo
    • Collaborating Performer: Niharika Senapati
    • Cultural Dramaturgy: SJ Norman
    • Piano: Niv Marinberg
    • Sound Designer: Daniel Nixon
    • Dramaturg: SJ Norman
    • Lighting Associate: Nicholas Moloney
    • Voices: Josh Price and Jason Tamiru
    • Technical and Stage Manager: Lucie Sutherland
    • Producer: Josh Wright

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Works about this Work

Daddy @ QUT - Kelvin Grove Raelee Lancaster , 2019 single work criticism
— Review of Daddy 2019 single work drama
The doors open and the audience enter a world of deep-dish dessert, pastel décor, and bedtime stories – but not the kind you want to read to children.
Compelling Theatre on Show at Festival Jillian Mundy , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 June no. 702 2019; (p. 26-27)
'Under the banner of the Knowledge Industry Network, the performances are intended to place First Nations voices first and provide authority to determine 'our narratives, presented our way'. They were Night River by Mark Coles Smith, his first work as musical alias Kalaji, Daddy by Joel Bray, The Honouring by Mark Sheppard and Blood Quantum - a mother/daughter dance and narrative piece by Professor Tracey Bunda and Ngioka Bunda-Heath.' (Introduction)
Daddy @ QUT - Kelvin Grove Raelee Lancaster , 2019 single work criticism
— Review of Daddy 2019 single work drama
The doors open and the audience enter a world of deep-dish dessert, pastel décor, and bedtime stories – but not the kind you want to read to children.
Compelling Theatre on Show at Festival Jillian Mundy , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 June no. 702 2019; (p. 26-27)
'Under the banner of the Knowledge Industry Network, the performances are intended to place First Nations voices first and provide authority to determine 'our narratives, presented our way'. They were Night River by Mark Coles Smith, his first work as musical alias Kalaji, Daddy by Joel Bray, The Honouring by Mark Sheppard and Blood Quantum - a mother/daughter dance and narrative piece by Professor Tracey Bunda and Ngioka Bunda-Heath.' (Introduction)
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