presents world premiere
37 WAYS TO SAY I'M GAY
by Wayne Tunks
20 February - 9 March 2019
8pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2pm & 8pm Sat (no performance 8pm Sat 2 March)
$35 full | $30 concession | $26 preview & cheap Wed
Running time 120 minutes including interval
29 Short Plays,
12 actors ….
37 Ways To Say,
"You'll get a lot more than you bargained for with this honest, stimulating and perceptive look at what it has meant to be gay since mankind emerged from caves." - AUSSIE THEATRE
These are stories of coming out, 37 different ways. From prehistoric to futuristic, from America to Australia, from city to county and from comedy to drama, these are stories with heart.
A young gay man's suicide is covered up, an 'are they or aren't they' boy band, a wedding ceremony that will end badly and a boy ready to confess his sexuality to his whole school... These are just a few of the coming out tales in this heartwarming collection.
The show had its debut in Melbourne during Midsumma at Downstairs at Alma’s, becoming the most successful show for that theatre, and an abridged version was performed at the Glitter Festival in the Gold Coast, selling out its shows.
"Far from being stereotypical, superficial portrayals, its gay characters represent hints of discrete, rounded characters, which cements its artistic importance as an opportunity to educate and celebrate in relation to important social issues.” – BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE
Wayne Tunks has been making successful independent theatre for almost 20 years. He is an award winning writer, director, producer and actor. His web series, After Nightfall has won over 20 awards internationally. His most successful plays include The Subtle Art of Flirting, We’ll Always Have Wagga, The Bridesmaid Must Die!, Everything I Know I Learnt From Madonna, Bitch, The Girlie Show, Silvertop Ash, and According to Otto, which will be turned into a feature film in 2019. Wayne is a former storyliner on TV’s Neighbours.
Writer / Director / Producer WAYNE TUNKS
CAST Mark Anderson, Emma Louise, Suz Mawer, Rhiaan Marquez, Jacinta Moses, Josh North, Brendan Paul, Anton Smilek, Charlie Smith, Wayne Tunks, Andrew Wang, Simeon Yialeloglou