‘The Bed Party’ is an independent theatrical production by Sophia Davidson Gluyas’ is a fast-paced, smart, funny, political romp all set in one room; in one bed. Funding from Lesbians Inc was received in order to fully realise a professional standard for the production Brisbane premiere. ‘The Bed Party’ is an 80 minute performance with roles for six female identified actors and speaks to the experiences of lesbian and bisexual women.
Lesbians on our stages, in the rare event we are depicted at all, are trapped inside a narrative that suggests we are ‘just like’ heterosexuals. Worthy of tolerance and ready to assimilate. But not all of us are interested in assimilating. Inside and outside of storytelling, it has been difficult to speak in opposition to this narrative.
FIVE LESBIANS. ONE BISEXUAL. ONE BED. TWO ACTS. NO CATS*.
Five feminist comrades take to bed one messy weekend and find out just how political the personal is.
An all-woman cast brings this heart-warming dyke dramedy to life for a night of laughter, love, and solidarity.
Making its Brisbane premiere after a critically acclaimed debut season in Sydney; The Bed Party is a window into lesbian life as you’ve never seen it before.
When Jasmine and Finn finally make it to bed at the end of a long Saturday night, their bed is about to see more action than either of them anticipated. Tara, their housemate and Jasmine’s best friend (and ex-girlfriend) seeks refuge after a stressful evening. Ex-housemate Bri, (who still has a key) is in need of a place to stay after leaving her partner. Current housemate George joins them, giddy after a promising first date.
These friends are family and they share everything (except maybe toothbrushes). They explore ideas, dreams, hopes, politics, passions and philosophy, front on. And they have each other’s backs. This weekend, friendships are tested by untold truths and their idyllic sharehouse threatens to unravel…
Sophia Davidson Gluyas’ The Bed Party is a fast-paced, smart, funny, political romp all set in one room; in one bed. Fluff up your pillows and climb in for the party.
*Okay, maybe there are sort of some cats.
CW: Discussions of assault