Laura Desmond grew up in Whyalla with her first foray into performance in a project at D'faces. Laura has now created her own powerful work socially [un]Acceptable.
This “potent first piece by such a young playwright” (Great Scott Media) is unapologetically honest and confronting. socially [un]acceptable will challenge and inspire you. Inspire you to help change the narrative in today's society, to help shut down victim blaming. To help give young people the strength and the confidence to be true to themselves. To help start conversations that will change the future of sexual assault.
After tours in Edinburgh and Melbourne, we were honoured to host socially [un]acceptable at D'faces for one night in November 2017. In 2018 socially [un]acceptable was shown at the Adelaide Fringe.
On the right, performer, Emma Waite, started her performing career as a youngster in Whyalla with D’faces and has worked with many years with …
Melbourne-based, world-renowned performing arts company, Strange Fruit create and perform unique, large-scale visual spectacles that fuse theatre, dance and circus using their unique, trademark sway-pole apparatus. Since the company’s inception in 1994, Strange Fruit have performed at over 600 international festivals in over 52 countries, to well over 5 million people.
Regardless of age, language or cultural background, Strange Fruit are dedicated to producing invigorating and challenging performances in highly accessible contexts. With a world-renowned repertoire that celebrates a wide variety of themes and stories, the company has achieved near-cult status in almost every continent across the globe. Performing regularly at festivals, special events and private functions, their sublime, hypnotic beauty is truly remarkable and must be experienced to appreciate its full effect.
We believe that free performance in the public domain is an essential contribution to contemporary cultural ecology and we aim to generate a celebratory atmosphere that draws audiences together and leaves them elated and transformed by the experience.