Black Honey Company was established in 2012 by Candy Bowers and big sister Kim Busty Beatz Bowers after a decade of making theatre together (Sista She/ Who’s That Chik?/ Australian Booty). Their work delves into the heart of black radical feminist dreaming and cuts and tickles in equal measure. With an incredible trajectory touring shows across the country, from the Sydney Opera House to basketball courts in Central Queensland to Campbelltown Arts Centre. In 2016, Black Honey Company took their landmark collaboration with Lisa Fa’alafi, Hot Brown Honey to Edinburgh Fringe and won the Total Theatre UK Award for Experimentation and Innovation of the Form. Since then Hot Brown Honey has picked up a swag of nominations and awards including 2 Greenrooms and the incredibly auspicious Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer.
Riding high off their well-earned success, Black Honey Company is keeping it lit with a brand new show One the Bear. One the Bear brings colour back to theatre with a modern day fairy tale – two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters as they spit rhymes that fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music. Together, One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world. It’s basically a documentary.
World domination is in order, but Black Honey Company needs your help to increase the representation of Women of Colour in Australian theatre – considering 75% of Australian theatre productions are made by all-white teams: white writers, white directors and white dramaturgs.
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