Writer/Performer Kaz Therese
Co-Writer and Director Anthea Williams
Cultural Leadership Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor
Sound Designer Anna Liebzeit
Video Artist Zanny Begg
Choreographer Martin del Amo
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Associate Artist/Stage Manager Thomas Doyle
Producer Erin Milne Bureau of Works
Commissioned by Carriageworks and supported by Create NSW
Part mystery, part documentary, part forensic investigation, Kaz Therese’ solo work Sleeplessness maps a remarkable Australian story told across three generations of Western Sydney women, and the unimaginable impact of institutionalisation in Australia. It is the story of Kaz Therese trying to uncover their identity as one of the Forgotten Australians.
From Budapest 2003 to Sydney in 2022, Kaz Therese took on a profoundly personal 18 -year journey to create Sleeplessness, uncovering family history, werewolf mythology, and bearded ladies. Fusing film, text and choreography, this acclaimed contemporary practitioner throws a fine light on the intergenerational impact of institutionalisation and migration.
This performance contains adult content and implied sexual violence which may be triggering. Recommended for ages 15+