World Premiere Season: Canberra Theatre Centre, May 29 - June 1 2013
The Major Minor Party explores the rise of the ACT-based Australian Sex Party. Founded in 2009 by Fiona Patten and Robbie Swan of the Eros Association, an adult-industry lobby group, the Australian Sex Party has now contested three elections, winning enough votes in the 2010 Federal election to feel confident to declare themselves "the major minor party" in Australian politics. In a political climate increasingly dominated by religiously-affiliated minor parties such as Family First or nationalist parties such as One Nation, this performance charts the colourful emergence of the Australian Sex Party, as they expose hypocrisy, relentlessly fight against censorship, host brothel open days, and take visiting dignitaries on guided tours of the porn industry. Densely interweaving irreverent hilarity and sobering seriousness, The Major Minor Party is a wild and eye-opening ride through the Australian political landscape.
Devised by: Sean Bacon, Irving Gregory, Jane Phegan, Paul Prestipino, Yana Taylor and Kym Vercoe
Performed by: Irving Gregory, Jane Phegan and Kym Vercoe
Guest Artists: Drew Fairley and James Lugton
May 2012 Creative Development collaborating artists: Irving Gregory, Jane Phegan, Paul Prestipino, Yana Taylor and David Williams
The Major Minor Party was assisted through HotHouse Theatre's A Month in the Country residential program, a project delivered in partnership with Albury City.
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