Kady grew up in a military family. Her Mum and Dad were always in uniform and Holsworthy Barracks was practically a daycare. She wanted to be a soldier but before she could sign up, she started going to war with her own body.
Stage Soldiers (working title) is a new mixed-media theatre work exploring gender fluidity in contrast with growing up in Australian military culture. It’s a personal, emotional, and aggressive work that gives voice to one of many queer Australian stories today. It’s a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance with few laughs along the way, and it’s a powerful and brave telling in a community that thrives on difference but yet to fully accept and embrace this difference.
Creator/ Performer Kady Robinson
Mentor Matt Prest
Producer PYT Fairfield
2023 – PYT Fairfield, 1 week as part of Sydney WorldPride
2022 – PYT Fairfield, 2 weeks
2021 – PYT Fairfield, 2 weeks
2020 – PYT Fairfield, 2 weeks
Kady Robinson – Creator/Performer
Kady Robinson [working title] (she/her) is a debuting performer, writer and theatre maker from Campbelltown. They graduated from UOW with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Theatre in 2017 and joined PYT Fairfield’s Ensemble
program in 2019. They have toured with youngstars2.com’s children’s performances for 4 years and have performed in many of the amateur musical productions by Campbelltown’s World Of Fine Theatre And Music (WOFTAM).
Matt Prest – Mentor
Matt Prest is a performer and director with over 10 years’ experience working across performance, theatre and live-art. He holds a BFA in Sculpture, Performance and Installation and has trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris. Matthew’s work includes the THE TENT, HOLE IN THE WALL (with Clare Britton), WHELPING BOX (with Branch Nebula), RUNNING UP A SKYSCRAPER and THE QUEEN ST. RUN. His work has been recognised with a Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre (WHELPING BOX 2014), 2 Green Room Awards and a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council (2012).
STAGE SOLDIERS is proudly supported by the Australian Council for the Arts and the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Image Credit: Anna Kucera