WHAT’S YOUR GAMBLE? - theatre for social change

12 Sep 2019 - 6:00pm to 17 Sep 2019 - 7:00pm

Presented by: Three Sides of the Coin
Directed by: Catherine Simmonds

“Change comes when people who have been defined as the problem, secure the power to solve the problem” Jerome Miller

Five people speak up and act out their personal narratives of gambling harm.


The cast are not actors, they are people with lived personal experience of gambling harm.

Engaging, emotional, confronting collage of personal stories, told with courage and humour.
The cast are accidental activists, appealing to audiences to view gambling as something that affects us all.

Gambling is a public health issue in Australia. We are the biggest losers in the world! It’s time to reclaim and change our cultural narrative.

“Performed with breathtaking courage, artistry, and the urgency of lived experience” Arnold Zable

“Predatory pokies and gambling ads...these brave people are exposing the harm!” Tim Costello

Catherine Simmonds, Artistic Director, explores the space between the ‘lived experience’ and the language of art, providing marginalized people a creative space in which to ‘discover the need to speak and speak the unspoken’.

Performance followed by Q&A.

Warning: Contains mild coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes, including Emotional Abuse,Domestic Violence,Mental Health

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