Ahead of the Game: The Players

Monday, 12 August 2019

Ahead of the Game is a residency that engages the diverse LGBTIQ+ community as it explores the nature of sporting culture in Australia.

It’s time to begin the first round of workshops where the players will be collaborating with Tristan Meecham of the inclusive Melbourne arts company All The Queens Men, to create a ‘queer’ sport.

From 19 – 23 of August they will take over the Ralph Wilson Theatre at Gorman Arts Centre for a week of intensive sports training and re imagining. Who knows what may happen, but it is guaranteed to be an interesting ride. We have completed the call-outs and now it is time to meet the players.


Player 1

Zev is a Canberra-based recovering performance artist currently learning how to be a maker. They like making people uncomfortable and working with their hands, but not at the same time. They really love sports.


Player 2

Emma McManus is a theatre-maker, musician, director and current peer for the Australia Council for the Arts. A founding member of performance collective Applespiel, she has performed at Next Wave, Sydney Festival, Performance Space, Malthouse Theatre and You Are Here. Her most recent work with Maria White, Never Trust A Creative City, premiered at the Festival of Live Arts(FoLA) at Melbourne’s Arts House and then toured to Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, Griffin Theatre’s Batch Festival and Performance Studies International Conference in Calgary, Canada.


Player 3

Angus McGrath is an artist, performer, writer and curator, interested in popular culture, Internet technologies, and subculture. He sees these streams as making up one fluid practice, allowing enjoyment, intimacy, and potentiality within artworks.


  • Zev Honey
  • Emma McManus
  • Angus McGrath