Tonight: theatre to change the world

At the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, Laura Jackson is going to perform for change. Handle It, Jackson’s one woman play, will be performed tonight as a fundraiser for the United Nations Women.

Laura Jackson. Photo by Kirk Gilmour.
Laura Jackson. Photo by Kirk Gilmour.

This one night performance will feature two guest speakers, Tracey Spicer (who gave a Ted Talk on female beauty standards called “The Lady Stripped Bare”)  and Sydney theatre personality Augusta Supple, and the evening will conclude with a performance the Aspiring Musical Theatre Company.

Handle It, returning to Sydney after a sold out season at the Sydney Fringe, is a fitting show for a UN Women fundraiser. Jackson described the play as

“The story of a young woman at university, whose life is turned upside down when compromising pictures of her are posted on Facebook. The play explores the Generation Y experience of intimacy in a world where the internet shapes relationships, pornography is everywhere and young women do their best to cope.”

Funds raised from this event will go to support UN Women’s Beijing20 Campaign & their efforts, projects and advances in policy.

50% of ticket sales revenue will be donated to:
– Protect women and girls from violence
– Provide safe and stable jobs
– Develop women as leaders
– Ensure women’s participation in peace processes
– Advance gender equality

Tickets for Handle It‘s one night only performance tonight, 11th December,  are $40 and you can book at:

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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