SUNNY DRAKE

"X"

- RBC Professional Artist Award, SummerWorks 2013- “Outstanding Performance” NOW Magazine (Toronto 2013) - “Outstanding Design” NOW Magazine (Toronto, 2013)- Calgary Critics Award Nomination for Best Technical Design 2015

“Xtraordinary” - Scene (Australia)“Dazzling, unique, creative and innovative... conceived, created and performed by a gay artist but its reach and appeal are universal” - Calgary Sun"Astounding multimedia and projection design... vibrant and imaginative independent theatre at its absolute best" - Actors Greenroom (Australia)"Vividly realized the puppet elements, set and animation are astonishingly effective, and Drake's look at substance abuse in marginalized communities is unsentimental and urgent” - NOW Magazine (Toronto)"One of the more inventive solo shows you’ll ever see... It’s amazing and imaginative and theatrical.a marvel of theatricality” - Calgary Herald

Presenter Info- Duration: 61 minutes. - Set-up/ tech: 7-10 hours (in theatres) or 4-6 hours (in community halls or other non-theatre venues: show can tour with our own lighting equipment) - Tech rider, full show footage & touring menu on request.

Ever seen a drunk puppet?!Booze. Facebook. Sex. Carbs. Fess up: what's your guilty pleasure?Stunning stop motion animation and sharp live performance meld in this fast-paced one-man show. A magical, whimsical and honest look at addiction, grounded in LGBTQ experiences, but relatable to a broad audience.

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This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. X was developed with the support of Metro Arts and premiered as part of The Independents 2012. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.