We’re going out with a bang. We’ve heard from the artists – now what do the citizens of Melbourne have to say?
After 2.5 weeks of art, we’re closing the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival by throwing it back to you with Congress, a celebration of our citizens and our city. Acclaimed performance makers All the Queens Men bring their life-affirming brand of participatory art to Melbourne Fringe.
Working with a cross-section of our diverse community, this citizens’ assembly at the Northcote Town Hall provides a platform for the people to have their say. Congress connects the personal with the political by match-making citizens with professional wordsmiths. Together, they will create first speeches for those often unheard; public declarations that address personal visions for our collective future. Come listen to your neighbours, and their neighbours, and help us bid farewell to Festival 2017 with a glorious celebration of people power.
Melbourne Fringe is excited to announce the writer/citizen pairs:
Suzie Miller and Keria Leike
Benjamin Law and Vidya Rajan
Alia Gabres and Buster Murphy
Solomon Salew and Ezeldin Deng
Carly Findlay and Hannah Morphy Walsh
Cynthia Troup and Geraldine Cook
Roger Monk and Davey Thompson
Richard Watts and Ethan Pham
Melanie Joosten and Helen Bayes
Terry Barnes and Barry Nguyen
Listen to the Audio Description Introduction