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12 - 16 Sep | 1 hour Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Office

HOMILY is a GOD HATES (insert overused slur) sign on fire. It’s sneaking one too many sips of the communion wine and an explosive, drag middle-finger to religious oppression.

HOMILY is an explosive mix of spoken word poetry and drag performance, cooked up as a fiery reflection on a youth spent in the Catholic Church. Enter Lady Diana as THE PREACHER, a repressed, creature of the dark who goes on an emotionally intensive journey of self-discovery. It reckons with how religion interacts with the psyche of a young person, and the different ways in which internalised homophobia and religious conditioning impact the queer identity. Written and performed by emerging theatre-maker, drag artist and social activist, El Waddingham, in the same traditional form of a Catholic homily. It is deeply joyful and deeply painful. And absolutely, unapologetically queer.

Show details

Show details
  • 12 - 16 Sep | 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Office
Performance notes
  • Sydney Premiere
  • Content warnings: Verbal Audience Interaction, Sexual Themes
Venue details & accessibility
Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Office

Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville 2043 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: 95506087


There is ramp entry to the right of the building. The ramp width varies from 98cm at the entrance to 118cm in the middle. Partial uneven ground out the front. Street parking and accessible parking near by, close to bus stops. Note there is an accessible bathroom but can only be accessed through the 'Living room'.

How to enter:
Door too narrow for this room. Not accessible for wheelchair users

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"a beautiful authentic dance without artifice" Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

"Like nothing I have experienced, and I was brought to tears by the empowered strength and demanding presence Waddingham has on stage" Mystify Productions

  • Writer & Performer – El Waddingham
Presented by
  • theatrePUNK co.
Photography credit: Jade Ellis
Photography credit: Jade Ellis
Photography credit: Jade Ellis
Photography credit: Jade Ellis