Women of Wit

Producer: Comedy Victoria
Writer: Prue Blake, Alex Ward, He Huang, Patti Fawcett.
Directed By: Prue Blake, Alex Ward, He Huang, Patti Fawcett, Luke Morris

Lough out loud with the funniest women in the land as we present the Women of Wit.

Synopsis

Simply put, this is the Comedy Festival Roadshow but with a difference. It’s all women on stage!

Featuring acts that have won Class Clowns and RAW Comedy, or who been featured on the Comedy Festival All-Stars and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala shows.

It is always a stella night of laughs.

Since 2018 these shows have featured big name and emerging acts including Claire Hooper, Alex Ward, Geraldine Hickey, Gabe Hogan, Emma Holland, Cal Wilson, Kirsty Webeck, Danielle Walker and many more.

It’s a fun environment that has gained great audiences.

Now it’s time to bring you the funniest women in the land as we present the Women of Wit.

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Technical Information

Touring Party: Five
Bump-in Time: 1 hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hrs
Interval: Yes

Lighting

  • Stage lighting, for act to be seen, and ambient lighting for the stage to have a mood. There is no set lighting design as we fit to the rigging of the venue.
  • The main request is for the audience to be in dark, and the act to be the lighting focus on stage.

Audio

  • Two microphones. One for back-stage announcing and one for the act on stage.
  • Music to be played before the acts are on stage, and as they walk on and off between sets.

Staging

  • There is no stage.
  • Curtain, or other mood lighting at back of stage is good if possible. Depends on the stage we can adapt to the venue.
  • It is mainly so the set up can focus on the acts.

Transport Notes

  • Any car will suit. No additional props required.

Audience & Marketing Notes

1) Women aged 20 and up*
2) People who like to laugh aged 20 and up
3) LGBTQIA+ communities are a strong audience
4) We contact the local arts community for the mentor program, adding to awareness
5) It is a high-quality show empowering women on stage.

• Acts are mostly aged 20-35. This appeals to older audiences who admire new talent and (in marketing terms) recall their youth through seeing youth on stage. These acts also draw a younger audience as they represent current idols.

Selling Points

  • It's like the Comedy Festival Roadshow but with all female comedians.
  • Laugh with award-winning women on stage
  • Improve mental wellbeing with group laughter.

Community Engagement

  • We seek local talent to join the show. They receive mentoring and learn from the professionals.

Content Warning

Comedians may use course language and adult themes

Details

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Flat Floor, Hall

Duration

85 minutes Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

08/05/2024

15/09/2024

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $650

Weekly Sell Off: $2150 (per night per venue)

Per Performance: $2400

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