Development Lab: phroot sahlad


'I've got a bronze medallion in Surf Life Saving
And I can neck a back of goon
In the time it takes to sing the theme tune To Home and Away.
I'm about as Aussie as it gets.'

phroot sahlad zooms in on Perry, a young Filipina-Australian woman stuck in Brisbane’s sweaty suburbia as she undergoes therapy for vaginismus – a condition involving involuntary spasm of vaginal muscles. Perry begins to construct a narrative for her psychosomatic pain. As she juggles expectations of Filipino Catholicism, white Australian heterosexuality, model minority family ethics, and living as a fetishised East Asian woman in the Western world, she gives us clues into how her interior world has made a near indelible impact on her physiology and vice versa.

Incubated as part of Lyric Hammersmith’s Development Lab, phroot sahlad has been scratched and showcased as a solo show at Camden People’s Theatre, The Pleasance, The Space, and Tara Arts.

Written and performed by Jules Orcullo.

Development Lab: phroot sahlad is a part of the Evolution Festival, a four day celebration of the groundbreaking and exciting work being produced by young people in our capital. Over the four days, 100 young artist will be presenting a programme of original and fresh theatre, film and music.

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