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BLACK HONEY COMPANY

Black Honey Company was established in 2012 by me (Candy B) and my big sister Kim Busty Beatz Bowers after a decade of making theatre together (Sista She/ Who's That Chik?/ Australian Booty.) Our work delves into the heart of black radical feminist dreaming and cuts and tickles in equal measure. We have had an incredible trajectory touring shows across the country, from the Sydney Opera House to basketball courts in Central Queensland to Campbelltown Arts Centre.  In 2016 we took our landmark collaboration with Lisa Fa'alafi, "Hot Brown Honey" to Edinburgh Fringe and won the Total Theatre UK Award for Experimentation and Innovation of the Form. Since then HBH has picked up a swag of noms and awards including: 2 Greenrooms and the incredibly auspicious Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer. #BLACKWOMENKILLINGIT



OUR NEW SHOW "ONE THE BEAR"

"One the Bear" brings colour back to theatre with a modern day fairy tale – two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters as they spit rhymes that fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music. Together, One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world. It’s basically a documentary.  



OUR PROBLEM

Modern Australian theatre is so damn white it says it doesn’t see race. But more than 75% of Australian theatre productions are made by all-white teams: white writers, white directors, white dramaturgs.... Here's an article on the latest stats. #aussietheatresowhite  https://dailyreview.com.au/cultural-diversity-theatre-report/60917/

(Table by Kim Ho, Daily Review)


The resourced mainstage theatre companies of Australia are making majority white stories for white audiences who fund them to make more. Which is great - don’t get us wrong, some of our best friends are white - but when white people are making white stories from white perspectives for white people….well, you get the impression you’re not welcome at the theatre. 


Don’t you want something different?


Don’t you want a mutha-luvin' revolution?


Can you imagine theatre beyond the pale?


WE CAN....so let’s get this revolution started!


JOIN THE REVOLUTION!

Here's where you come in. You’re going to help us do something brilliant – build and enact a revolutionary outreach program that welcomes folks who've rarely been invited  to the party. Your donations will help us MAKE NOISE and birth a new chapter in Australian Theatre herstory!


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How The Funds Will Be Used

Firstly we are a part of Creative Partnerships Australia MatchLab 2017 so we will be matched $1 for $1 if we reach our target. 


$10,000 Pozible 

$10,000 Creative Partnerships Australia

= $20,000


  • $3500 towards Outreach Workshops in schools & Community Centres
  • $6500 towards Outreach Tickets and Travel for disadvantaged schools and community groups
  • $3500 towards Outreach Engagement- Visual content (Photography/Videography) for online communication
  • $3500 towards POC and Feminist Voices (Writers/ Art Directors/ Social Media Influencers)
  • $3000 towards Advertising to POC and Feminist networks and media outlets

The Challenges

Black Honey Company makes work full of radical black intersectional feminist wonderment. We smash sterotypes, place outliers centre and empower. Australian Theatre Companies don't know how to engage and excite the types of markets we want at our shows. Our potential audiences have not been invited in and don't feel welcome at the party. Some may say it's a closed shop and we are wasting our time trying to revolutionationise a historically white space. BUT WE BELIEVE THAT THEATRE HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE CULTURE. We have witnessed the potential #HotBrownHoney. Australian Culture needs changing. Theatre has a rich WORLD history, we are storytellers from the African Diaspora and we make work with people of colour: Indigenous, Native American, Maori, Southern African, Indonesian, Chinese, Haitian.... Our challenges range from misogny to classism and white supremacy to colonisation, you know the small stuff. Our work is a delicious antidote to all that BS. Oh yeah and we are hella talented and insanely funny! 


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AU$12 +View the RevolutionYou are the root of the revolution. We wanna acknowledge you by name on the onethebear_BHC instagram & give you access to the Black Honey Company newsletter, unlocking exclusive ticket giveaways to all of our shows WORLD WIDE!
27 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$30 +Build the RevolutionThank-you for building us up! You get your very own OTB meme on the onethebear_BHC instagram & access to the Black Honey Company newsletter, unlocking exclusive ticket giveaways to all of our shows WORLD WIDE!
64 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$60 +Shout Out to the RevolutionMAKE NOISE! You get a personalised video shout out (just for you or your best-friend or your mum) from back-stage OTB on the onethebear_BHC instagram & access to the Black Honey Company newsletter, unlocking exclusive ticket giveaways to all of our shows WORLD WIDE!
23 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$120 +Rap the RevolutionYou donation feeds souls who have yet to HEAR their herstory in flow. For this significant contribution we offer you a personalised Rap (8 lines) from back-stage OTB & access to the Black Honey Company newsletter, unlocking exclusive ticket giveaways to all of our shows WORLD WIDE!
14 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$300 +Voice the RevolutionYou have funded the voice of the revolution! Words and herstory will be unleashed in prose and poetry by POC and feminist writers because of you! Please accept a signed OTB poster, a feminist book from the Stella Prize & access to the Black Honey Company newsletter, unlocking exclusive ticket giveaways to all of our shows WORLD WIDE!
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$600 +Embody the RevolutionThank you for giving new audiences access to our full-bodied free flowing creativity. Your reward is a bear-blinged hat (example in pic) created by OTB's Costume Designer and WOW award-winning wearble-artist Sarah Seahorse . You also get access to the Black Honey Company newsletter, unlocking exclusive ticket giveaways to all of our shows WORLD WIDE!
0 Chosen | 6 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$1200 +Ignite the RevolutionYour donation will give us the power to spread the message like wildfire to new ears and hearts. In return we'd like to offer you a piece of stencil art by OTB's outstanding set designer, the internationally acclaimed visual artist Jason Wing.
0 Chosen | 6 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$3000 +RevolutionaryWith this donation we turn our revolutionary ideas into action and vision into reality. Culture changing, paradigm-shifting work can be done. You reward is the illustrated script of One The Bear. Hand-made and delivered by the extraordinary Artists of OTB.
1 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017