Festival Program

Conversations

Homecoming Queens

Sun 26 Aug, 2.30pm
Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Two of the masterminds behind SBS comedy Homecoming Queens, Corrie Chen and Michelle Law, meet with Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who made her acting debut on the show. They chat to Yumi Stynes about making the series in the context of the one thing nobody wanted to talk about: race.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.

Supported by Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

Duration

1 hour

Session code

1204

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied asks questions. She questions why we don’t hear more diverse voices in our communities, in our politics and in the media. She leads by example, breaking moulds and smashing stereotypes at every opportunity. Abdel-Magied is an author, a mechanical engineer, a highly articulate social commentator and raving petrol-head who founded the not-for-profit Youth Without Borders at age 16.

Corrie Chen is an AACTA-nominated screenwriter and director, and the 2018 Film Victoria's Greg Tepper award recipient. Working across comedy and drama, her directing work has screened on the ABC, SBS, Channel Ten, and her writing has appeared in Women of Letters. She is the director and executive producer of SBS's Homecoming Queens.

Michelle Law is a writer working across film, theatre and print. Her debut play Single Asian Female was staged at La Boite Theatre Company and Belvoir St Theatre Company to sold out audiences. Homecoming Queens, the web series she co-created, co-wrote and acted in, premiered on SBS On Demand this year.

Yumi Stynes is busy. She hosts the podcast Ladies, We Need to Talk, parents a shitload of kids and, you know, likes to waste time having fun. This year she's been shooting a documentary on sexism for SBS while merrily fighting racism on her own time. All this while trying to waste as few fucks as possible.

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