Leopard Print Loincloth

Following sellout seasons of The Helendale Nude Footy Calendar and Fraternal, boundary-pushing queer theatre company Kissing Booth return to the Midsumma Festival to present their latest work, in association with Theatre Works. This time they’re turning their thirst for provocation and liberation on the modern Australian man.
Leopard Print Loincloth is a dirty, hilarious, brutally honest jog through the prickly field of contemporary Australian masculinity. Taking inspiration from country music, #ToxicMasculinity, and Nick Riewoldt’s nudes, Leopard Print Loincloth examines the requirements, expectations, and idiosyncrasies that come with manhood.
Leopard Print Loincloth was developed in collaboration with a community of over 60 Melbourne men and is led by the award-winning creative team of Dominic Weintraub and Jake Stewart.
Inspired by a symphony of diverse testimonies, Leopard Print Loincloth is a fragmented invitation to spend some time with what’s underneath the flannel and the business shirts.
“We were boys that were told to man up, and then, to everyone’s horror, we became men. To the most official extent yet, men are terrible. And this puts men in an awkward spot. Not to mention the people that are stuck falling in love with them. When men have something to contribute to analyses of their gender’s villainy, their offerings are often disregarded as tone-deaf, unwelcome excuses. With Leopard Print Loincloth, we’ve got something else to offer. Something more like an explanation.” – Jake Stewart
Kissing Booth is an award-winning theatre company known for interrogating polarising and taboo subject matter. They are fixated on the darker regions of the human experience, without ever losing their taste for glittery gayness.
“It’s engaging, it’s filthy, it’s theatre stripped completely bare and it’s gripping.” – Aussie Theatre on Sexy Dead Schoolboys
This production is proudly supported by Theatre Works, the City of Port Phillip, YLab, the UoM Theatre Board, and the Office for Women.
Directed by Dominic Weintraub
Written by Jake Stewart
Performed by Joel Beasley, Eamon Dunphy, Ben Goss, Max Greenham, Luey Kemp-Mykyta, and Rhys Wilson.
For more information, visit www.kissingboothproductions.com

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

Peter J Snee

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *