Fringefeed | 20 Jan 2019


Feminah is a celebration of women, an exploration of femininity, and a middle finger to the patriarchy.

Local emerging theatre maker Charlotte Otton takes you on a journey through some of the major milestones in feminist history, embellished with personal narrative, song, and sharp social commentary.

What is striking about Otton’s work is her ability to balance broader sociohistorical contexts alongside deeply personal experiences.

She uses the history of the feminist movement as a kind of map – an anchor point that allows her to share intimate stories about sex, body image, and growing up in a world that hypersexualises girls from a young age.

These are stories that echo those of many women before her and undoubtedly, many to follow.

The resonant cheers, laughs, and even tears from the audience are testament to Otton’s success in capturing what it can mean to exist as a woman today.

I found myself at several points during the show, nodding my head in complete agreeance at what was being said, or laughing hysterically at Otton’s willingness to overtly disclose some of the painfully embarrassing common female experiences.

This is the kind of show that as a woman, leaves you feeling empowered, understood, and less alone.

Aptly described as, “what happens when a woman refuses the idea of ‘having it all’ and instead, annihilates it”, Feminah is unforgettable and a must-see for this FRINGE WORLD season.

About the Author

Claudia Mancini

Claudia Mancini is an arts producer and facilitator who is passionate about using the arts for social impact. Through the Centre for Stories, she works in collaboration with various organisations to collect stories from community members. Claudia is interested in the intersection of, and anything related to, storytelling, feminism, and mental health.

Ticket Price $23 - $26

End Date 26 Jan 2019

  • Ticket Price $23 - $26
  • End Date 26 Jan 2019
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