Taz vs. the Pleb
Two seventeen year old small town misfits, Taz and her best friend Shontelle decide to take on the fight for equality by stealing all the Same sex marraige postal surveys during the 2017 Plebicite. Their small town heist soon provokes widespread civil unrest so the pair decide to take on the Pleb head on in the greatest battle of modern Australian history.
Taz vs The Pleb is an action packed comedy about growing up queer in regional Australia, that reminds us that from little things big things grow.
Kasia Vickery is an emerging writer, dramaturg and comedian from Sydney. She graduated from the MFA (Writing for Performance) course at NIDA in 2020 and is currently in development with Screen Australia for a Queer comedy webseries Me & Her(pes). Her writing was showcased at Playlist festival for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in early 2020 after she was a participant at Australian Theatre for Young People’s (ATYP) National Studio in 2019. She has also written and performed work at Bondi Feast festival (2019), Sydney Fringe Festival (2019), Sydney Comedy Festival (2018 & 2019) and Yack Festival at Giant Dwarf theatre (2018).
My week at 5 Eliza St was truly one of the most rewarding opportunities I was lucky enough to receive in 2020. Opportunities for writers to utilise the space, time and financial support to continue working on their practice in an existing creative professional environment, are few and far between. What is particularly unique about Sydney Fringe Festival is that they encourage and support artists to be creatively experimental, which we know is the most conducive environment to produce bold, exciting and important new writing. As a writer, to be recognised as a valuable asset to a broader performing festival program is so encouraging especially as an emerging artist in a tough industry and it is so important that we continue to provide opportunities like these for artists in a diverse range of disciplines and practices.
– Kasia Vickery