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3—4 Sep

Brisbane Festival, CPL - Choice, Passion, Life and The Tivoli present

Brown Church

Brown Church

Queer-Glory. Op-Shop-Rich. Dance.

World Premiere

Where do we go when culture and country is stripped off only to leave us with the risks of our own isolation? How many rejected swipe-rights, legislations of erasure and glitter-less, terror-filled nights before you arrive at your truth?

Come forth and be revered.

Brown Church is a theatrical spectacle as served by Meanjin-based revolution, The Naavikaran Collective. At this holy, gay altar we will witness the journeys of displacement, queer liberation and the euphoria of culture as explored through poetry, music and dance. It centres queerness as a central faith, bringing out the exuberant need to realise colonisation in order to destroy it.

This work is prayer. It is a call for community. It is the future grounded in reality. 

Wear your Sunday best, fanciest garb and most iconic fit. Arrive early and mingle for the pre-show festivities.

Welcome to Brown Church. It’s time to come home.

Sat 3 September
7pm – Doors & support act: Mothprocess
8pm – Brown Church
9pm – DJ after party: B.B.T.K & DJ Scalymoth (up to 2 hours)

Sun 4 September (Auslan interpreted & Audio described)
4pm – Doors & support act: Mothprocess
5pm – Brown Church
6pm – DJ after party: B.B.T.K & DJ Scalymoth (up to 2 hours)

By The Naavikaran Collective


Price

$15 - $45 + Booking fee. All tickets are general admission; accessible seats need to be reserved and allocated in the venue.

Times

Sat: 7pm
Sun: 4pm

Duration

3hrs, including pre and post show acts

Where

The Tivoli ›
52 Costin St,
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Auslan interpreted events

Audio description

Relaxed performance

Important Info

Please purchase the ticket type that fits your identity, or your salary.

  • Standard - $45
  • Concession - $30
  • Community - $25 (Trans, First Nations, Indigenous, Disabled, BIPOC, low/unwaged)
  • Children (17 & under) - $15
  • Babes in arms (under 2), free
  • Companion card holders, free

Brown Church and The Tivoli offer a flexible performance experience whereby patrons can come and go as they need, break out spaces are available and accessibility is an integral part of the work. The show will contain full lighting and sound for both performances.

This production addresses colonisation, trauma and contains some adult themes. Includes theatrical haze.

The audience is asked to wear their Sunday best, fanciest garb and most iconic fit. Arrive early and mingle for the pre-show festivities.

This is a licensed ticketed event, patrons aged under 18 years are to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

We understand the themes in this work may be triggering for some people. If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are here to help:

Q Life: 1800 184 527
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
Lifeline: 13 11 14

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A visionary prayer for the queer and gender non-binary people of colour – and really everyone who might still feel under identified in the evolving acronym: LGBTIQP+.

Ofa Fanaika
Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

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How to get there

The Tivoli ›
52 Costin St,
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Getting Here

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