Sydney Premiere

Melbourne-based poet wāni Le Frère transports audiences through the world of a third-culture generation, delivering a raw performance of vulnerability, resilience and honesty in an evening of spoken word poetry.

An ode to the flourishing of life and the telling of the untold, the show pays tribute to the incredible lineage of storytelling embedded deep within the black/African diaspora.

Through a lens both retrospective and current, Tales of an Afronaut stems from a need to reclaim self and that space in which self exists. It’s a journey of learning, sharing, vulnerability and survival, a love letter to black people. It’s an evening like nothing else.

Winner, Best Performance in Contemporary or Experimental Performance, Green Room Awards 2018

This show contains explicit language and references to sexual violence.

Image: Ruth Ruach

Cast & Creatives

Created and performed by wāni Le Frère
Producer Naomi Velaphi
Dancer Pollo

Performance Times

Wednesday 1 May 8.30pm
Thursday 2 May 8.30pm
Friday 3 May 8.30pm
Saturday 4 May 8.30pm

Full $35
Under 35 $30
Concession $25

Concession price available for all Centrelink Pensioner cards, full time Australian student cards and Veterans Affairs’ cards.

Supported By

The development of this work was made possible thanks to Arts House through the City if Melbourne.