A man wearing lipstick? What a taboo! Lipstick is a journey of self discovery by an aspiring performer as they audition, work, and socialise while working out where they fit in a world where gender plays a crucial role – from hitting high C as the star of the show, to the shots we drink, and of course the socks we wear every day.
In 2016 Zeb Direen (a gender diverse artist) pitched their idea for their first solo show Lipstick at the Tasmania Performa Annual Artist Residency. After the residency Lipstick was selected for the 2017 RAWspace program as part of Ten Days on the Island Festival and attended PACT Youth Theatre Queer Development program in Sydney. They have now secured a collaborative team and have been selected to present at the Butterfly Club in September as part of Melbourne Fringe as Maybe This Time – opening Monday 25 September.
Tasmania Performs is supporting Zeb to further develop Lipstick towards a Hobart Season in 2018
WRITER/PERFORMER Zeb Direen
DRAMATURG Peter Matheson
DIRECTOR Philip Channells
DESIGNER Jill Munro
ACCOMPANIST Amanda Hodder
more details soon…..