An Open Letter
I’ve been performing my new show AUSTRALIAN BOOTY at The Brisbane Powerhouse for a week and I have one more week to go (5 more shows: Wed-Sat 8pm and a Sat matinee at 2pm.) Tickets are $28/$18. Click here to BUY TIX
I’m writing to you because I need your help.
Candy B | 2012 Brisbane Powerhouse | Photo by Sean Young
AUSTRALIAN BOOTY is a very political. very funny and very sexy work. Culturally/ historically Aussies don’t really celebrate funny, sexy political black women… in fact we kinda find them taboo and suspicious…. and we certainly don’t like them to have a platform or profile. Critics constantly ask the question, how come Candy B is not a superstar already? Peter Taggart asked this again in the Artshub review below. I think the answer to that question is that I am unfamiliar and folks don’t know what to expect.
I am the unknown…. I speak from the heart… that’s political and that’s confronting.
I made this show because I feel deeply about diversifying the idea of beauty and moving beyond the single-story dominating our Aussie identity. I made this show because I want to be heard. I made this show because I still do not exist.
If you want to see a cultural shift and believe people of colour have a place on the scene, I need you to help me push my show.
Money is not the only currency I need to continue to work as an Artist. I need numbers. I need an audience.
I know it’s cold, I know it looks like I’m doing good without your support- but my task is quite mammoth and I need you. So buy a ticket, buy another ticket and buy a ticket for your mum.
You know I will return the love- and I got plenty to give!
KILLER REVIEWS of AUSTRALIAN BOOTY:
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE May/June 2012
Critical Mass Review: “She works it like a boss.”
Artshub Review: “Fresh from a stint at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Candy B commands a crowd in a way I’ve rarely seen…” 4 STARS
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL April 2012
Peril: “Accompanied by her equally talented sister Busty Beatz, the duo are a powerful force.“
Herald Sun: “Candy B flows between conversational stand-up, musical numbers and cultural commentary without missing a step.” 4 STARS
Aussie Stage: “Candy B is drop-dead gorgeous, jaw-achingly funny and proves that we can and will remix attitudes.”