15 - 18 Sept
Undercover Artist Festival is here to bend the rules, push artistic boundaries, and entertain in a way you didn’t know possible!
For the full program, performance, and venue accessibility information, visit undercoverfest.com
Arts Access Australia, in partnership with Undercover Artist Festival, is bringing Australia’s annual forum on arts, culture and accessibility to Brisbane for the first time. This three-day, disability-led forum includes a dynamic mix of workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities, and is vital for all professionals working in the arts and disability space.
An unmissable one-woman show incorporating dance, physical theatre, physical humour, freak show narrative and circus side show. Based on the story of Minnie Woolsey, who was Koo Koo the Bird Girl in the then banned cult classic film Freaks (1932), this performance explores themes of beauty, belonging, legacy, community, equality and the treatment of women with disability.
Powerhouse performer Andi Snelling is in the fight of her life after a tick bite plunged her into dangerously ill health. Little does she know, she is about to orchestrate her own rescue in this award-winning physical theatre odyssey that blends clowning, storytelling and roller skates. Andi shares her ongoing plight with unflinching honesty and gut-punching comedy.
At this holy, gay altar we will witness the journeys of displacement queer liberation, and the euphoria of culture. It centres queerness as a central faith, bringing out the exuberant need to realise colonisation to destroy it. Brown Church is a theatrical spoken word and dance spectacle as served by Meanjin-based godexx Naavikaran.
Tim ‘Mac’ McCallum (The Voice Australia) and Tony ‘Dee’ Doevendans (We Are The Superhumans UK) perform all-favourite jazz and cabaret classics from Sinatra to Bublé, Nat ‘King’ Cole to Bennett.
Come fly with them as they swing and spin the night away in an intimate cabaret of song and prose.
Through the complex tussle of truths and commodifications of her identity, Lauren Watson asks ‘do you have the nerve?’ in a thrilling aerial theatre show.
Nerve explores the fears, triumphs and complexities of everyday living, uncovering trauma, grief, discrimination and disability identity in a high energy physical theatre and contemporary circus performance.
Having played sold-out shows across Australia, Adelaide’s all-female disability pop group, The Sisters of Invention, will launch their second album and showcase their own stand-out style and a repertoire of original songs that both redefine and embrace the pop genre.
Constantly fighting against the stereotypes popular culture tells the world about autism, Oliver Hetherington-Page stages a take-down of Sheldon Cooper to set the record straight with show tunes and stories in this compelling comedy cabaret. The No Bang Theory is a musical journey from dating disasters to diagnosis through #actuallyautistic eyes.