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