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57 Karen Therese: Sleeplessness
Karen Therese tells us a story about women. Part mystery, part documentary, part forensic investigation, Sleeplessness maps a remarkable Australian story. Karen is an interdisciplinary artist, creative producer and cultural leader. In 2010 Karen was awarded the inaugural Cultural Leadership Grant by The Australia Council to investigate innovative curatorial practices across diverse cultures and art forms, with a vision to embed her practice within Western Sydney. Since then Karen has created and produced significant works for the region. In 2013 Karen became the Artistic Director of Powerhouse Youth Theatre in Fairfield. Her works at PYT include ‘TRIBUNAL’, which you may have seen at the most recent Sydney Festival, ‘Women of Fairfield’, ‘Jump First, Ask Later’ Winner of the Helpmann Award for ‘Best Presentation for Children 2017’ and Winner of the 2016 Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance’. Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit, and follow Queerstories on Facebook. The new Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be pre-ordered on Booktopia. To support Queerstories, become a patron at And for gay stuff, insomnia rant and photos of my dog Frank follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.
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