a light-hearted, funny and wholesome journey through the transgender experience.
Lost in Transit Show Dates
7.30pm, Thursdays 29th, Friday 30th April and Saturday 1 May
Free – Bookings essential https://www.trybooking.com/BQAVN
This playful musical will show you some of the difficult, the weird and the downright wacky experiences of being trans and gender diverse.
Hunter is your average postman, tasked with the delivery of a mysterious parcel to an unusual apartment block. Follow Hunter as he discovers the stories of the queer and fabulous inhabitants within who help him on a journey of self-discovery.
Hear your favourite songs reimagined by emerging vocalists in this powerful celebration of transgender and gender diverse stories in song. Canberra’s first all transgender original musical written and starring an all-gender diverse lineup!
Building off the success of last year’s Trans Voices Cabaret (premiered at TuggersPride), Lost In Transit is the product of a collaborative and community driven creative project led by Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
Supported by community builder and emerging producer Kat Reed (Electra Powerhouse) and artist and vocal coach Dianna Nixon from Wild Voices Music Theatre.
Discover what’s inside the mystery parcel...
Kat (also known by their stage name Electra Powerhouse) is a burlesque and drag artist, DJ and vocalist, LGBTIQ activist and CEO. Their skills as an LGBTIQ+ community builder and facilitator have led to them work on a variety of projects – from producing Pitch Your Passion (a show featuring young disabled artists), to co-founding ShOUT – a queer community magazine.
As Electra, they have traveled all over Australia performing in cabaret and drag shows. They were a finalist in the Burlesque Idol Melbourne 2017 and a finalist for the New Follies Comp at the Australian Burlesque Festival in 2017. Electra’s work is inspired by a futuristic world, exploring political themes through a queer reading of sci fi.
Dianna Nixon has built a multidisciplinary practice over 40 years integrating her skills as pianist, voice artist, actor, director, producer and coach. Prior to settling in this region, Dianna worked on projects around Australia for entities large and small – festivals, national and state opera and theatre companies, in community cultural development as well as in concert, cabaret, TV, film, corporate work and touring music theatre shows. She is artistic director of Wild Voices Music Theatre, and managing director of a brand new production company for this region, Music Theatre Projects Ltd, a not-for-profit venture which will create and produce theatre, music theatre, film TV, online content and live concert events.
Jolene is a Canberra based performance artist, singer and producer. Growing up in Sydney, they completed a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at Excelsior College, at the age of 30. Jolene moved to Canberra in 1995, and started performing as InkBits.
InkBits is Canberra’s very own Queen of Punk Cabaret. Known both locally and nationally for performing their gender fluid covers with a twist, this artist melts modern music with Brecht undertones and presents a show which draws you in and packs a punch. They have produced cabaret and burlesque shows, roved for Little Dove Theatre, and performs in the Sound and Fury Ensemble as well as being door person extraordinaire. They also front band nonbinarycode.
Remus is a proud trans man who has been born and raised in Canberra. He has been pursuing creative interests for as long as he can remember and discovered a passion for performance fairly young. He was recently a part of Budding Entertainment’s production of Be More Chill, playing the role of Rich.
He has also been involved in many productions during his time at Dickson College, including directing and producing his own reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which included several queer characterisations of the classic characters.
29 and transfeminine, Rachel Lee a public servant by day and occasional singer and quiet activist by night and on the weekends. A lover of pop and musical theatre, Rachel has sung in several local choirs. She always has a tune in her head and is mostly a self-taught singer.
MadB is a non-binary and a multi-faceted performer and artist from creative arts and writing to Drag! Their always willing to try new things and Lost in Transit is another tick off their creative bucket list! Voted Miss Personality at Miss First Nations 2018 and Known as the Mother of Canberra Drag and to many young queers everywhere it’s Shona Cloake or MadB!
For Henry, music has been a hobby for a long time. He has sung as part of the Kompactus Youth Choir for a number of years and has found that singing throughout his social and medical transition was a great way for him to discover his new voice in every sense of the word. As most of Henry’s musical experience has been in performing existing pieces, he is interested in learning more about the creative process of writing music, particularly in collaboration with like-minded trans people.
20 and nonbinary, Kalokairi is a musician/artist of colour, originally from Western Sydney. With a keen interest in the social sciences, a core theme in a lot of their works are community and mental health. When they’re not working on this musical you can find them on Spotify (Kalokairi) or instagram (@kalokairiart/kalokai.ri) working on other creative projects.
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
137 Reed Street, Greenway ACT