Wed 28th Aug 2019 - 9:30 pm
Fri 30th Aug 2019 - 9:30 pm
Sun 1st Sep 2019 - 8:30 pm
*Please be advised that this room is not wheelchair accessible.
Katie and Grace have been best friends for 10 years. They know every single detail of every single story from each others life. From their unhealthy guilt complexes as a result of their dysfunctional religious up bringing to the penis size and climax noises of each of their short lived love affairs. Having no new stories to share with each other they’ve decided to inflict them on you, their loyal audience, as they team up for their Sydney Fringe Comedy Premiere. From terrible housemates, secret crushes and being a bridesmaid upwards of 7 times, Katie and Grace will share with you their best nicknames, worst jobs and what should be ego damaging confessional stories over a very special Hour of Power.
Defamation law suites can be filed at the door.
Katie is a Sydney based writer and actor with performing credits from across the globe. After four years of starting and not finishing various degrees, Katie decided to listen to her seven year old self and pursue acting. She graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Creative Arts, a Bachelor of Arts and a best friend called Grace.
Katie learnt Italian for the fun of it and spent 2015 touring Italy working as a children’s theatre performer and professional wine/pasta consumer. In 2016 - 2018 The travel bug took her to the UK where she discovered the joys of pantomine and after a series of dud temp jobs, begun writing her own work. Katie took time out of her UK time to tour Romeo and Juliet in Turkey and volunteered with The Flying Seagull Project in their touring clown shows for vulnerable children throughout Europe.
Unable to shake the dud day jobs, Katie was inspired continued to develop her own one woman comedy show about the bizarre world of office politics, unclean coffee machines and offices crushes. Temporary premiered at the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2018 and has recently finished up a four star run at the Adelaide Fringe. It will be presented by The Butterfly Club as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival in September.
"Hilarious to behold. Her sharp observations of office personalities and politics ring true time after outrageous time" also The Advertiser ★★★★
“ …dishevelled, sweaty mess… ” (also The Advertiser.. can't really argue with that)
"Lees is a very skilled performer.. perfectly written..a show which is simultaneously funny and relatable” The Upside News ★★★★
Grace is an actor, writer and post-production producer, hailing from the regional town of Albury/Wodonga. Having spent her younger years learning the art of self-preservation working in bars and retail, Grace sought out a job, any job, in the Film + TV industry. She found a home at Vandal and spent 5 years learning everything about the world of post-production, or as those in the biz call it the ‘we have no money left’ part of the industry. Skills ranging from epic latte art right through to VFX.
After a particularly stupid dating experience, Grace put pen to paper and chronicled all her thoughts on what it is to date in your twenties, eventually sharing her stories as a blog. Following the positive response to the blog, including one of them being shared by blogger Constance Hall, she turned the stories and sexcapades into the script 600 Bottles Of Wine. Collaborating with director Ainslie Clouston and Cockatoo Co Lab producer Bec Bignell they created the series over 2017 and 2018. The show has since been acquired by Network Ten, TVNZ OnDemand, BBC iPlayer, Virgin Australia In-flight Entertainment and also released on BBC One, BBC Two and Ten Peach.
“Unflinching, unapologetic, and incredibly real, 600 Bottles of Wine is a hilarious and heartfelt look at life after love in the age of Tinder.” - TV NZ
“600 Bottles of Wine is great if you want to learn how to be a notorious slut” - Disgruntled 50 year old male twitter user
The series was part of the official selection at NYC Webfest, Cinefest, NJ Webfest and LA Webfest where Grace took home awards for Most Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, drunkest Australian at the after party, shortest time to consume a gin martini and the prestigious class award for vomiting in the bin at her Airbnb.
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