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A 20-years-in-the-making production exploring family mystery, memory and migration is playing at Carriageworks this August.
By Courtney Ammenhauser
July 29, 2022
By Courtney Ammenhauser
July 29, 2022

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Carriageworks is known for presenting boundary-pushing art. From large-scale exhibitions, live music at Vivid Sydney and thought-provoking events like Liveworks and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, the contemporary art venue knows no bounds when it comes to showcasing the finest creative talent from a kaleidoscope of art forms. The latest in its repertoire of must-see performances is Sleeplessness, a theatre production created by and starring artist and activist Kaz Therese.

From Thursday, August 4 till Saturday, August 13, you can catch the world premiere of Therese's incredible one-person play at Carriageworks. Part documentary, part mystery, Sleeplessness is the product of Therese's 20-year interrogation into their family's history. Expect a fractured narrative, the unravelling of secrets and a radically honest examination of self in this quintessentially Australian story of migration, memory and mystery.

Want to catch it on a night when it'll be Auslan interpreted? You can do just that on Thursday, August 11.

Sleeplessness will run from Thursday, August 4 till Saturday, August 13 at Carriageworks. Concrete Playground readers can access 20% off tickets to any of the performances. For more information and to nab discounted tickets, visit the website

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