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Image: Darlinghurst Theatre

When

2019: Developed and presented by Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 9 November to 1 December

Creative

Developed and produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Director & Lead Writer Victoria Midwinter Pitt
Dramaturg Francesca Smith
Set & AV Designer Mia Holton
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Sound Designer & Composer Tegan Nicholls
Stage Manager Amy Morcom
Production Manager Lila Neiswanger

Contributing writers Arielle Cottingham, Michele Lee, Maeve Marsden & Libby Wood, Jordan Raskopoulos

Cast: Gabrielle Chan, Shakira Clanton, Lynette Curran, Deborah Galanos and Emily Havea.

Featuring compelling first-hand accounts from: 
Dr. Anne Aly, Counter Terrorism Expert and Labor MP
Julie Bates AO, Sex Worker Rights Activist and Sex Worker
Dr. Marion Blackwell, Environmental Scientist
Pam Burridge, World Champion Surfer
The Hon Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female Prime Minister
Nikki Keating, Bartender and Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaigner
Prof. Marcia Langton AM, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne 
Sister Patricia Madigan, Catholic Nun
Erin Phillips, Champion Footballer 

About

Format

Full-length play, stage

Casting

5F

Content

A manifesto for equality.

I’m With Her is a celebration of the dark art of counter-attack, generously shared by some of Australia’s smartest, funniest and most thoughtful female voices.

Every great social justice movement has started with … people sitting in a circle, telling their personal stories that they think only happen to them … and realizing that if it’s happening to all these unique people, it’s political. – Gloria Steinem

This is what #MeToo and Time’s Up have been about – that it’s not just me, it’s all of us. It’s political.

Told from the true stories of ordinary and extraordinary women, Pussy Monologues uncovers the brave, ingenious and darkly funny ways women have survived, outlasted, outwitted and outmuscled the patriarchy.

In this practical manifesto, I’m With Her seeks to provide an answer to “what’s next?” – to help navigate the journey to equality in a fiercely shifting landscape.

Led by award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer Victoria Midwinter Pitt (Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War, Leaky Boat, Rampant: How a City Stopped a Plague), I’m With Her shares exquisite accounts by women for everyone.