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Kaz Therese

Part mystery, part documentary, part forensic investigation, Kaz Therese’ solo work Sleeplessness maps a remarkable Australian story told across three generations of Western Sydney women, and the unimaginable impact of institutionalisation in Australia. It is the story of Kaz Therese trying to uncover their identity as one of the Forgotten Australians.

From Budapest 2003 to Sydney in 2022, Kaz Therese took on a profoundly personal 18 -year journey to create Sleeplessness, uncovering family history, werewolf mythology, and bearded ladies. Fusing film, text and choreography, this acclaimed contemporary practitioner throws a fine light on the intergenerational impact of institutionalisation and migration.

Writer/Performer Kaz Therese

Co-Writer and Director Anthea Williams

Cultural Leadership Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor

Sound Designer Anna Liebzeit

Video Artist Zanny Begg

Lighting Designer Karen Norris

Choreographer Martin del Amo

Stage Manager Anastasia Mowen

Video Consultant Samuel James

Producer Erin Milne for Bureau of Works

Curator Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Class Actions Workshop Facilitators Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor, James Hazel, Kaz Therese

Cinematography – Budapest Margie Medlin

Additional Film Materials Kaz Therese

Cinematography – Sydney Tania Lambert

Commissioned by Carriageworks and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Upcoming Dates

  • 4 - 13 August 2022
    245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

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  • 19 - 20 August 2022
    Lennox Theatre
    Riverside Theatres
    Corner Market & Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150

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