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Tomboy Survival Guide

25–29 January

Award-winning Canadian spoken word performer and writer Ivan Coyote
Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
Meriton Festival Village
Hyde Park North
Entry near Archibald Fountain

25, 26 & 28 January at 5.30pm
27 & 29 January at 7.30pm

75 mins
Priority $56
General Admission $46/$41
+ booking fee
Ivan Coyote / Canada
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Ivan Coyote and an all-tomboy band blend story, music and memory in a fearless, wry-humoured and tender insight into gender issues, defying the norm and finding your identity.

Tomboy Survival Guide is part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for the dismantling of the gender stories we tell. Ivan navigates the narrow halls of public washrooms, skirts the treachery of growing up under the threat of being picked to be a flower girl, triumphs over tying a double Windsor knot, and discovers the beauty in realising they were handsome all along.

This music and story-driven collaboration from award-winning writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote includes high-energy drumming and percussion from Sally Zori, the melifluous basslines of Pebbles Willekes and the graceful tinkerings of trumpet player Alison Gorman.

For a copy of Tomboy Survival Guide's program, click here

Note: This event contains coarse language. The Meriton Festival Village is a licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Photo: Robin Toma

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