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Presented by Oh, Artemis! Theatre Collective

Three journals. Three women. Three stories unfold.

Bossy. Nag. Lazy. Quitter. Hysterical. High-maintenance. Too much.

Hysterical follows the stories of three women, at key moments in their lives, and explores how the labels that are painted on us (and that we paint on ourselves) throughout our lives shape our actions, decisions and the people we become.

Inspired by your real journal entries, performers will navigate the labyrinth of challenges women face when making their way in a world not built by or for them.

From the absurd and comedic to the tender and raw, and everything in between. This is a show for anyone that’s ever felt the weight of a label dragging them down.

Following sell out shows in 2023 and a run at the New Zealand Improv Festival, Hysterical is an acclaimed production featuring some of Meanjin’s most talented improvisers.

“A bold, heartbreaking, heartwarming and truthful reflection of women’s lives now.” – ellebelle

**Event details**

Location: The Manufacturing Warehouse at The Paint Factory

Arrival: Please arrive between 7 – 7.15 pm allowing time to get a drink from the Paint Factory bar and make your way to the Manufacturing Room to get seated. The show will start promptly at 7.30 pm. Hysterical runs for 60 minutes.

This show takes place on the closing night of the Anywhere Festival – join us for celebrations after the show.

**Journal submission**

The stories in Hysterical are inspired by your real experiences. We invite all female & non-binary identifying audience members to submit a journal entry for our performers to be inspired by: https://forms.gle/MrZNX6cT44GFVFTL7

**Content warning**

The feminism that informs this show is a wholeheartedly inclusive one. As this show is improvised, we cannot guarantee the presence or absence of specific content or themes beyond what is in the description above. The show may contain mature themes and language, but not gratuitously. The show may contain a small amount of voluntary audience interaction.



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Hysterical 19:30 Sun 4th Aug STANDARD
$ 30.00
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    The Paint Factory


    60 mins

  • Premiere

    Anywhere Festival Brisbane Premiere


    There will be seating. Step-free access. Assistance dogs are allowed in all areas of the venue. Accessible bathroom. Reserved accessible parking available. Please refer to the venue for more information regarding accessibility.


    See event description for warnings

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    Doors Open

    Arrive 30-45 minutes before the show start time unless otherwise stated in the show description.

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    Warehouse venue in Yeronga. No food available.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.