Backyard Theatre Collective

MATCH Lab projects

Boys Taste Better with Nutella

Boys Taste Better with Nutella is award-winning comedy that uses hazelnut spread to explore the best (and worst) moments of relationships. Supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab to tour the work.

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Aggy and Frederick may be self-loathing, socially anxious and addicted to food, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With Aggy once again falling for the wrong guy and Frederick’s most fulfilling connection being with his internet provider, they begin to review the best (and worst) moments of their past relationships. Using hilarious observations, kitsch dance moves and hazelnut spread, Boys Taste Better with Nutella explores coming of age, relationships and the loops in time.

The project is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab. A matched funding program for independent artists and groups that supports the project by matching the amount raised dollar-for-dollar up to the target of $13,200. Funds raised will help pay for Peter Wood, Caitlin Hill and Kristen Maloney to tour the work to Fringe Festivals interstate and international.

Tour schedule in 2019 is FRINGE WORLD Festival and Melbourne Fringe, while in 2020 is FRINGE WORLD Festival, Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Backyard Theatre Collective is focused on providing opportunities for talented individuals to team up and make great art. We feel this is possible when the collective is diverse and everyone feels that they belong. This balance and belonging needs to include directors, writers, performers, producers, marketing and crew. For Boys Taste Better with Nutella our team includes female, queer, Asian, emerging and mid-career artists.

Being involved in MATCH Lab is hugely significant for all the artists involved as often our work is unpaid and financially stressful. By supporting Boys Taste Better with Nutella, you will help:

1. Increase representation in the performing arts;
2. Help Queensland talent shine at the largest Fringe Festivals in the world.
3. Australian capital cities have significant issues with misogyny and sexism, and misogyny effects both men and women. If anyone sees the show and identifies as femme, feminine, or feminist, or if they are in a relationship with destructive behaviours, we want to let them know that we see and love them.

Our target is $1,500 and these donations will be used to pay for flights and accommodation for Kristen Maloney, Caitlin Hill and Peter Wood to tour to Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Any and all donations above our target will go towards registration fees as well as jars and jars and jars on Nutella.

If you would like more information on Backyard Theatre Collective past touring or our future plans for Boys Taste Better with Nutella, you can visit Backyard Theatre Collective Facebook page: www.facebook.com/backyardtheatrecollective/

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Backyard Theatre Collective is a company focused on providing opportunities for talented individuals to team up and make great art. We feel this is possible when the collective is diverse and everyone feels that they belong. This balance and belonging needs to include directors, writers, performers, producers, marketing and technical production. For ‘Boys Taste Better with Nutella’ our team includes female, queer, Asian, emerging and mid-career artists.

Peter Wood is an Australasian actor, dancer and performance-maker, and creates work that focuses on LGBTQ+ issues with Asian-Australian influences. Caitlin Hill is a theatre, television and film actor, and one of Australia’s first YouTubers. Her work focuses on themes of equality and empowering women, inspired by spending too much time on Tumblr. Kristen Maloney is a director, writer and producer and is completing her PhD at the Queensland University of Technology.

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