"We can make the world a better place by sharing one story at a time."
- Anita Heiss (Tiddas)
The stories of artists and communities are at the heart of connecting us. Brisbane Festival celebrates and amplifies their voices by placing boldly Brisbane stories in the forefront of the festival this September.
Relive the heartwarming story of Australia's tennis sweetheart, Evonne Goolagong in Sunshine Super Girl; inspired by a true story, Slow Boat recounts the incredible journey of six Chinese workers from wartime China to the Bulimba dockyards; immerse yourself in a diverse range of world premieres including Brown Church, a theatrical spectacle that centres on the journeys of displacement and queer liberation of seven Brisbane storytellers; and a collection of page-to-stage adaptations including Tiddas by Anita Heiss, the story of five sisters, each with their own secrets that come unstuck without warning one weekend.
Here are the stories that are making the world a better place this year.