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Candy Bowers Candy Bowers i(7533399 works by) (a.k.a. Candice Bowers)
Born: Established: Dandenong, Dandenong area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: South African
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Performer and writer.

The daughter of multi-racial South African parents (in her words), Candy Bowers was raised in the western suburbs of Sydney. The co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, she produces theatre that focuses on radical questioning of feminist and race issues. She graduated from NIDA in 2001.

Bowers' work (which covers forms that fall outside AustLit's scope) includes comedy hip-hop act Sista She, stand-up comedy shows Who's That Chik? and Australian Booty, and burlesque show Hot Brown Honey. Her hip-hop play One the Bear was produced by La Boite and Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2017.

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One the Bear 2017 single work drama

'Set in a garbage tip, this is the story of a young female bear that wants more for her tribe. Garbage sparkles and catches on beams from broken streetlights as One and her best friend Ursula get up to mischief and mourn the dank life they lead. The two spit rhymes on living under Human Hunter law and dream of the days when bears were free; eating fresh fish rather than packaged fish fingers. But what happens when One is given the opportunity to speak for her community? What happens when  fame knocks at the door?'

Source: Campbelltown Arts Centre.

2020 nominated AWGIE Awards Theatre For Young People Award
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