As a woman, where can you go in your hour of need?
For this family of queer intimates, the answer is: to bed.
In a Sydney sharehouse in 2016, five feminists come together, and come apart, as they navigate the turbulence of one eventful weekend. Around the central bed—their meeting place, their safe space and their rallying point of resistance – they confront difficult circumstances both personal and political.
Written and directed by Sophia Davidson Gluyas, The Bed Party is a new Australian play with an all-female cast.
Part slumber party, part consciousness-raising circle, it’s a theatrical love letter to women’s lives with women.
The Bed Party dives into the nitty-gritty of relationships between women, to portray a slice of contemporary queer life in all its frequently messy glory. The characters devote their lives to women; as partners, as friends, as comrades-in-arms. The play devotes its attention to (the specificity of) their lives, giving voice to the complexities, and the significance, of women-centred experience.