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FIRST GEN

6TH FEBRUARY

In a brand new talk show from Giant Dwarf, Latina-Australian comedian Joanna Olivera will explore the incredible stories of fellow first generation Australians. You’ll hear the untold stories of business leaders, politicians, scientists, artists, musicians, foodies and more, as we share the highs and lows of what it means to be, FirstGen. 

When
SATURDAY 6TH FEB AT 7:00PM
Duration
1hr 30mins
Tickets
THEATRE - $20.00 / STREAM - PAY WHAT YOU CAN
First Gen

A proud Giant Developments production:

Today’s Australia is more about ducking out for a cheeky prawn laksa than chucking a shrimp on a barbie. As multicultural Australia continues to grow and evolve, who we are and how we came to be is a rich and complex story authored by thousands of first generation Australians you might never meet. Until now…

Just fifty years after the end of the White Australia policy, first generation Aussies have redefined and enriched what it means to be Australian. So what’s it like to be one of those first generation Australians, navigating the complexities of identity, culture and success?

In a brand new talk show from Giant Dwarf, Latina-Australian comedian Joanna Olivera will explore the incredible stories of fellow first generation Australians. You’ll hear the untold stories of business leaders, politicians, scientists, artists, musicians, foodies and more, as we share the highs and lows of what it means to be, FirstGen.

February 6th guests include:

+ Demas Rusli: photographer, designer and social media phenomenon who pushes the boundaries of photography through unique perspectives and creative editing techniques. He specialises in urban, architecture, and aerial photography and has worked on international campaigns with brands such as Samsung, Adobe, DJI, Nike, and Etihad Airways.

+ Sheridan Mouawad: Broadway star, singer, dancer, actor and choreographer. She has performed in the hit musical Hamilton in the U.S. including alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda and toured the world with international hits such as Cirque du Soleil, Aladdin and West Side Story.

FirstGen is developed with the assistance of the Giant Dwarf Theatre supported by the Neil Hendry & Jean-Claude Niederer Giant Developments Fund.

Host & producer Joanna Olivera is a Latina-Australian comedian on a mission to explore the personal stories behind multicultural Australia. With her new show ‘FirstGen’, Joanna will explore the incredible stories of fellow first generation Australians. Joanna has been a comedian for nearly a decade, including four years performing as part of the mainstage and house teams at Endgames Improv in San Francisco, California. She was one of the first graduates of Improv Theatre Sydney at Giant Dwarf in 2014, and has also trained and performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.