A celebration of internet culture and LGBTQIA+ voices, cult event Queer PowerPoint is gearing up to see out the year with their biggest live show to date on Friday, December 15. A silly, funny and educational night of new performances delivered with the assistance of a certain digital tool from a simpler time – the final show of 2023 features an inspiring all-star lineup headlined by visiting American academic, trans thought leader, and queer theory nerd Jack Halberstam (USA).
Joining Halberstam on the lineup, ABC TV’s Good Game co-host, tech journalist and podcaster Angharad “Rad” Yeo, and fat and disability activist and performer Demon Derriere (Big Thick Energy). As always, the show will be hosted by its co-creators, interdisciplinary artist Xanthe Dobbie, and performance artist and director Harriet Gillies.
This event is a celebration for Queer PowerPoint following a huge year of shows across the country and internationally, solidifying its commitment to elevating diverse perspectives and showcasing entertaining and meaningful discourse within the LGBTQIA+ community. Jack Halberstam's inclusion is a big get – renowned for groundbreaking books exploring queer identity and popular culture, including The Queer Art of Failure, Female Masculinity and Gaga Feminism, Halberstam stands as a beacon in the realm of trans advocacy and queer theory.
“This is a huge milestone event for us, featuring a queer hero of ours. Jack’s books changed my life as a budding little queer and he is a huge inspiration,” said Xanthe Dobbie. “We cannot wait to share this show with Sydney audiences. It’s a chance to come together, to be a bit relaxed and silly, and hear some insights from some of Sydney’s and the world’s most exciting queer creatives.”
Be prepared to get your nerd on at this silly and smart evening facilitated by that most staid, straight and ubiquitous of programming tools: Microsoft PowerPoint.
Queer PowerPoint ft. Jack Halberstam is taking place in the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre, Chippendale, on Friday, Dec 15, 7pm. Tickets $38+bf, $28+bf for concessions, MobTix $19+bf. Tickets are now on sale over here.