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Artists on Newstart are punished by a punitive one-size fits all approach to employment rather than a system that supports their unique work. Eliza Berlage talks to former Newstart recipients about their experiences.
"From the moment Destiny's Child's 'Bootylicious' blasts and Emily Tresidder's loud skirt graces the stage, you're in for a wild ride."
"A highlight is her ten stages of drunk in two minutes."
"The script is less a satire and more a snapshot of the polarising perspectives in society today."
"The actors carry the patchwork of roles with vigour and the pace treads evenly across, allowing for enough pause between quick-witted quips and more physical theatrics."
"The film... shows a side to the movement less documented, and one with more potential to provoke outrage."
"In showing her powerful family backstory and poignant mission, the film certainly portrays her as an extraordinary individual."
"Then will have you laughing, then crying, then crying with laughter."
"A much-loved Australian monologue based on Sancia Robinson's own experiences of recovering from anorexia and bulimia."
" Adolescents express their desires and heavy expectations of adult life as they come to terms with a need to be touched and survive."