Soft-Butch Show Queen

Theatre, comedy


It’s a riotous, galloping ride as this comic mastermind and showman conjures 20 characters in a mind-blowing one-man show. Fasten your seat belts, stow your tray table. It’s time to board the flight of the Soft Butch Show Queen.

‘Wilson is ahead of his time’ Out of the Pan, 3CR
‘He delivers & his commitment is staggering’ Theatre Notes
‘Wilson does something with dialogue that no other performers are doing’ Stephan Elliott


Image credit: Kurt Sneddon New York

This summer the Soft Butch Show Queen is your good time girl.

The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club, 22nd to 26th of January 2019, various times, Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne

The Butterfly Club

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The Bakehouse Theatre

The Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide Fringe – 4th to 9th of March 2019, 7:30pm, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe offical guide

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Running Time:

55 minutes

Testing Grounds

The following images are from the initial development showings at the Testing Grounds, 1 City Rd Southbank, Melbourne arts precinct, July, 7pm 26th & 27th 2018.

Through support of the Testing Grounds, a Creative Victoria initiative, I undertook a two week development residency period between the 16th to 29th of July, 2018. The response from the work was positive and was seen by approximately thirty people over two performances. As an outcome, it was clear further directorial, content and costume development was required before the next showings in 2019.

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Australian Cultural Fund

The project ran a campaign through the Australian Cultural Fund to generate revenue towards the marketing costs associated with the Adelaide Fringe programming. Overall this campaign achieved a positive response, receiving 18% of its funding target.

Australian Cultural Fund

Story arc

Will Conyers Vocal Studio provided consultation services on the development of this work. He has supported the selection of popular music that is attainable for my vocal range and that fits firmly within the popular music sphere.  Will is a Green Room lifetime award recipient.

The following ideas are expressed as mood boards. Similar to a brainstorming process that is guiding the look and feel for costuming and props.

Lets get Physical

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Research Component

This document provides insight into the initial thinking about this project, undertaken as part of my Final Assignment: Creative Practice Project Arts Management Principles AMGT90001, September 2017, Master of Arts Management, at the University of Melbourne.

Credits / Acknowledgements:

Will Conyers (musical direction), Steve Christie (backing, vintage keys), Ministry of Dance (in-kind support), Jason Coleman (mentoring / choreography), Maude Davies (Direction), Jason Rostant (proof reading), Tracey Johnson (Communications), Kurt Sneddon (photography), Lucas Faria (graphic design, Graphicalism), Laura Milke Garner (producing mentoring, Milke), Dr Guy Morrow (coaching), Dr Sandrine Balbow (donor), Katie Hicks (donor), Ann Tonks (donor) Testing Grounds crew, The Butterly Club crew, The Bakehouse Theatre crew.