Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls

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Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 20 January - 23 January 2021
Category Live Event

Utp & Sweatshop in association with Sydney Festival present
Written by Shirley Le, Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham and Omar Sakr, presented by Utp in partnership with Sweatshop

The date is 9 November 2016 and Donald Trump has just been elected president of the United States. On this day, four Western Sydney hood-rats clash in a string of violence, substance abuse and sexual encounters. Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls is an immersive, multi-screen four-part monologue that weaves together a portrait of young people of colour (POC) growing up in the Western suburbs of Sydney. Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls resonates with an astute sense of place, connection and shared experiences of so many who are traversing the tensions and challenges of mixed cultural mores and behaviours with empathy, humour and uncompromising clarity of truth.

Download the Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls Program here. 

Please Note: This performance contains loud noises, strong language and adult content and is recommended for ages 18+.

 The screening on Thursday 21 January at 9pm will be Open Captioned 

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Writers: Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, Shirley Le and Omar Sakr
Director: S.Shakthidharan
Script Editor: Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Cinematographer & Film Editor: Akil Ahamat
Lead Performers: Emily Havea, Aileen Huynh, Hazem Shammas and Henry Vo
Performers: Mert Altunsoy, Alissar Chidiac, Taofia Pelesasa and Susan Young
Creative Producer: Frank Mainoo
Production Manager: Takashi Hara
Costume/ Make-up Artist: Nancy Trieu
Composer: Aimée Falzon
Sound Mixer : Mayu Ganeshan
Sound recordist: Paul Pham
Lighting Assistant: Adrian Castro
Photo credit: Nancy Trieu

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