Date: Saturday 26th August
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick Street (IMA Screening Room)
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Come along and ride the perilous beauty pageant seas with me at this award-winning contemporary take on the epic poem
What will happen when a socially incapable word-nerd dives head first into the perilous seas of a beauty pageant? She may think she knows what she’s up against, but round after round, as girls are viciously eliminated from the competition, our heroine discovers a new side to them and to herself.
This show is dynamic, vibrant, funny and clever, and will appeal to word-lovers and adventure-takers alike. Miss Congeniality meets the Odyssey – a hero’s journey full of blood, sweat and tans.
Winner - L'Apres Fringe Award, 2017 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival
Nominee - Best English Production, 2017 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival
Winner - Best Emerging Writer, 2015 Melbourne Fringe
"Inspirational, mesmerizing, profound, relatable, absolutely fantastic – those are few of the countless ways to describe Telia Nevile’s outstanding spoken word performance in Poet vs Pageant." Montreal Theatre Hub
"Dazzlingly written, dynamically delivered" Montreal Gazette
"It’s not often that you see a 45-minute show spoken in poetic cadence that holds your attention for that period. However, Melbourne, Australia’s Telia Nevile manages to pull it off in a style not seen often since Homer or Shakespeare." Westmount Mag