Dress up, strike a pose and settle in for Rainbow Storytime! Listen in as some of the most exciting performers from Sydney’s LGBTQI+ community – including Betty Grumble and Sarah Moany from Miss First Nation – read their favourite picture books. Want to dress up in something sparkly, tasselled, floaty, radiant, bold or elegant? Head to our overflowing wardrobe and get your photo taken at our photo booth. Don’t miss this fun and fabulous celebration of self-expression and individuality. Recommended for ages three and up.
NICOLA is inspired by art and theatre which has the ability to redefine gender constructs. Breaking down binary limitations that exist, they create gender-less performance art through the exploration of movement. They are a gender bending performer who is all about loving hard, giving energy and creatively fighting for our freedom and inclusion. Inspired by the 1970s Italian Diva, they are free spirited, twirling and exhilarating: everyone’s favourite FLAIL KWEEN!
Sarah Moany (Australian)
Sarah is the drag alter ego of Lenny Mickelo, a Bidjara/Kullali dancer and performer. Lenny was the runner-up in the 2019 Miss First Nation pageant and is a former principal dancer with Bangarra, and performer in the stage production of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
Betty Grumble (Australian)
Betty Grumble’s award winning work has been critically lauded across the board. From the polished stages of Belvoir St Theatre and Sydney Opera House, to the swampy dens of Sydney’s Queer Underground and International Fringes. Grumble is a founding member of performance gaggle Gang of She and has her MFA in Fine Arts, her practice bounces from stage to street, screen to shawomanic ceremony.
Megana Holiday (Australian)
Megana Holiday is a multi disciplinary actor and performer from Perth. A Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate, she cut her teeth in the world of theatre both here and abroad touring shows with Belvoir Street Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company and Lucy Gudrun Inc. Channelling drag, comedy and clowning Megana is a regular performer at Sydney queer night life institutions such as the Red Rattler, The Bearded Tit, Kooky, Sydny Kings and Honcho Disko and is known to fall asleep on stages and in cloak rooms around the city.
Andreas Lohmeyer (Australian)
Andreas is a theatre maker, performer, occasional DJ and frequent dance floor participant. Over the years he has zig-zagged through Australia touring children’s theatre, and currently plays guitar in a loud band with very nice people.