I'm With Her is a celebratory theatrical event, featuring remarkable tales of triumph, generously shared by some of Australi
  • Darlinghurst Theatre Company is proud to develop and produce
  • 9 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
  • $46 - $59

I'M WITH HER

Developed & Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Director and Lead Writer Victoria Midwinter Pitt

 


Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the landmark production - I'm With Her.  Directed by Victoria Midwinter Pitt, I'm With Her is a compelling collection of real-life stories from remarkable Australian women. From bartenders and Prime Ministers, to world champion athletes and nuns, these are stories of resilience and resistance in the age of #MeToo and #Time’sUp.


‘Every great social justice movement has started with … people sitting in a circle, telling their personal stories that they think only happen to them … and realizing that if it’s happening to all these unique people, it’s political.’ – Gloria Steinem

This is what #MeToo and Time’s Up have been about - that it’s not just me, it’s all of us. It’s political.

Told from the true stories of ordinary and extraordinary women, I'm With Her uncovers the brave, ingenious and darkly funny ways women have survived, outlasted, outwitted and outmuscled the patriarchy.

We are thrilled to announce the involvement of nine women, whose stories have never-before-been told on the Australian stage. They include: 

 


Dr. Anne Aly, Counter Terrorism Expert and Labor MP
Julie Bates AO, Sex Worker Rights Activist and Sex Worker
Dr. Marion Blackwell, Environmental Scientist
Pam Burridge, World Champion Surfer
The Hon Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister 
Nikki Keating, Bartender and Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaigner 
Prof. Marcia Langton AM, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne 
Sister Patricia Madigan, Catholic Nun
Erin Phillips, Champion Footballer 

Led by award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer Victoria Midwinter Pitt (Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War, Leaky Boat, Rampant: How a City Stopped a Plague)I'm With Her shares exquisite accounts by women for everyone.

Some are small, private victories, some are very public triumphs, but when we piece them together, they tell us something really interesting. We’ve seen the wider fabric of the dreaded patriarchy. This show is about the wider fabric of the strengths it has taken us to keep fighting it: wit, guts, guile, acute emotional intelligence, and a very healthy appetite for counter-attack." – Victoria Midwinter Pitt.

A World Premiere

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I'M WITH HER

Developed & Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Director and Lead Writer Victoria Midwinter Pitt


Director & Lead Writer 
Victoria Midwinter Pitt
Dramaturg
Francesca Smith
Set & AV Designer
Mia Holton
Lighting Designer
Kelsey Lee
Sound Designer & Composer
Tegan Nicholls
Stage Manager 
Amy Morcom
Production Manager
Lila Neiswanger

Contributing Writers 
Arielle Cottingham
Michele Lee
Maeve Marsden & Libby Wood
Jordan Raskopoulos

Cast: 
Gabrielle Chan, Shakira Clanton, Lynette Curran, Deborah Galanos
and Emily Havea.


Featuring compelling first-hand accounts from: 

Dr. Anne Aly, Counter Terrorism Expert and Labor MP
Julie Bates AO, Sex Worker Rights Activist and Sex Worker
Dr. Marion Blackwell, Environmental Scientist
Pam Burridge, World Champion Surfer
The Hon Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister
Nikki Keating, Bartender and Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaigner
Prof. Marcia Langton AM, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne 
Sister Patricia Madigan, Catholic Nun
Erin Phillips, Champion Footballer 

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Developed & Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Director and Lead Writer Victoria Midwinter Pitt

"It's a brave and beautiful show. As a piece of resistance I'm With Her is bloody brilliant." - Sydney Morning Herald 

★★★★ "A crackling firestorm of trailblazing testimonies...
their refusal to shut up is a dangerous thing." - 
Audrey Journal

★★★★ "Inspirational- ArtsHub

"A remarkable piece of theatre" - Stage Whispers

"This is ‘documentary’ theatre at its best."  - Sydney Arts Guide

"A compelling and glorious yarn"  - Australian Stage 

"An incredibly powerful work."  - Broadway World 

KNITTING CIRCLE

Join us for a Pussy Hat making workshop on Sunday 24 November 3:15pm

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Developed & Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Director and Lead Writer Victoria Midwinter Pitt

PERFORMANCE DATES

Previews: 9 - 12 November
Season: 14 November - 1 December

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Tuesday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Sunday: 5pm
2pm Matinee: 30 November

Previews: 9 - 12 November
Season: 14 November - 1 December

RUNNING TIME

2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)

LANGUAGE & CONTENT WARNING:

This production contains representations of gender based violence, sexism and oppressive language that may be triggering to survivors.
If you have any questions regarding content, please see Box Office. 

TICKETS

Standard: $59
Senior: $54
Concession*: $46
Industry/Under 30**: $46
Groups 8+: $54
Preview: $46
School Students: $28 

Booking Fees: There will be a $4.00 fee per transaction.

*Proof of concession required at Box Office
**Available Tue, Wed & Thu only

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