Veronica Barac and Liam Jarvis

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Uz: The Town

Uz: The Town, a play by award-winning Uruguayan playwright Gabriel Calderon, is being translated to English for the first time and making its Australian premiere at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

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Uz: The Town, a play by award-winning Uruguayan playwright Gabriel Calderon, is being translated to English for the first time and making its Australian premiere at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

What’s it about?
A provincial woman, Grace, is ordered by God to prove her devotion by performing a heinous act against her family. The resulting chain of events is a wickedly satirical romp exploring religious faith, homosexuality, morality, and small town dynamics.

Why is this project important?

Uz: The Town is a comedic yet relevant and important play that discusses the intricacies of faith, sexuality and family dynamics. By bringing this work to Sydney, we hope to contribute to the cultural diversity of Sydney’s theatre scene and open doors international stories being told on stage. We believe it is important to give voices to as many people as possible and represent communities that are less-represented in art and media. Uz: The Town will connect Sydney to South America, where our director is also from, and build new connections between communities. This project is also supporting the new generation of practicing artists that are working to make Sydney more colourful, creative, and exciting.

The team behind Uz: The Town are a group of independent artists and arts managers dedicated to putting up relevant, important and exciting works of performance and theatre. We are seeking support to produce this play through financial donations.

How will donations be used?

Your contribution will significantly boost our efforts in raising funds to produce this play and support the growth of culturally diverse theatre in Sydney. All donations will go towards funding our production costs including the Fringe application, insurance, venue booking, costumes, set design and publicity.

Any profit made from this production will go towards funding our plans to stage the play again at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Your contribution hence will not only support this production at Sydney Fringe, but will continue to support our future travel, accommodation and other production costs for our future plans, supporting the production team of three and cast of nine talented and dedicated individuals behind this play.

A new artistic theatre collective by Veronica Barac and Liam Jarvis. After working in various student theatre, amateur theatre and community theatre projects, Veronica and Liam are looking to make a mark in creating culturally relevant theatre in Australia. Their first work will be an Australian and English language premiere of Uz: The Town by Uruguayan playwright Gabriel Calderon at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

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