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Generation Women - April 21st

Generation Women

Generation Women - April 21st

6:30pm, Wed 21 April, 2021
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Revel in great storytelling, unexpected voices and shared wisdom spanning the ages.

Winner Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe 2019 and featured in All About Women 2020 at the Sydney Opera House, Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. Generation Women is a unique, intimate storytelling night that brings together women of all ages. 


We’re all ageing. So what? This month, we invited our storytellers to tell us a story about getting older. Whether they’re Team 20s or Team 70s, we’re all constantly gathering new perspectives and experiences. Maybe they’ll tell us a story of their wild youth, or wild middle age. Their new-found appreciation for stretchy pants or Vitamin C serum. Maybe they'll share some hard-won wisdom or a humorous take on what it means to be their age, right now. Whatever they share, you can trust it’ll be authentic, honest, and real.

TEAM 20s - Izabella Yena’s Melbourne Theatre Company credits include the 2021 production of Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, directed by Petra Kalive and the 2020 Olivier Award-winning comedy Home, I’m Darling, directed by Sarah Goodes; The Violent Outburst that Drew Me to You – part of the 2019 Education Program; and creative developments for SLAP. BANG. KISS and The House of Bernarda Alba. Izabella played the role of Shirin Abbas in the feature film Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, directed by Tony Tilse.

TEAM 30s -Raewyn Pickering grew up in country Queensland, but has been quick to make a name for herself in some of the best comedy rooms in Melbourne and around Australia. She has been lauded for her "hilarious anecdotes..... unpretentious, understated style" (The Plus Ones) and "definitely one to keep an eye on" (Funny Tonne).    

TEAM 40s -Azita Abdollahian, born 1973 in Iran, is a mother, refugee, businesswoman, author and global speaker. Her book ‘Breaking Free’ shares her story of domestic violence. She has received multiple awards such as Woman of the Year 2019 and Citizen of Year Commendation 2018.

TEAM 50s - Lissanne Oliver, this former influencer was trailblazing the organising industry, long before Marie Kondo thought about joy. Described as cool, calm and collected (and likely to fold the clothes at an orgy), she’s a seasoned tv presenter, best-selling author and long-time disrupter.

TEAM 60s -Patty De’Cruz has over 30 years of experience in the business events, hospitality and tourism industries and has also recently gained her licence as a registered Marriage Celebrant.  Patty has a curious mind, a sense of fun, is passionate about her family and, of course, loves a good story! 

TEAM 70s - Maggie Jackson's love of Jazz has brought fourth six albums, three made cd. of the week with Australia's ABC radio. Her lush mellow voice, warm tones and fresh sound have astounded audiences for many years. Maggie has loved music all her life and believes it to be her life force.

Doors at 6.30pm. 

Show starts at 7pm.