‘Light in our Hands’ merges the inner worlds of two artists who have made it their life’s work to distill feelings – which can be slippery, complicated things – into simple words. These two longtime friends, Melbourne singer-songwriter Lucy Wise and Darwin poet Alexandra Steffan, come together to share their experiences of mental illness, healing and everyday things that can deeply move us, in a show that weaves together spoken word and music. With honesty and playfulness, Lucy and Alexandra explore how life’s difficult times can make us more whole, allowing us to emerge from the wreckage of our personal darkness with light in our hands.
About the artist
Lucy Wise is a VIC-based singer-songwriter whose unique sound draws on a range of traditional and contemporary folk music. Accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele, she has toured Australia, the USA and the UK and in 2021 was nominated for Music Victoria Awards’ Best Folk Act.
Alexandra C. Steffan is a bilingual poet from Germany, now based in Darwin, who has performed at Red Dirt Poetry Festival in Alice Springs and at various venues in Australia and Germany. In 2018, she co-produced and performed in ‘HOWL’, which won the Darwin Fringe Award for Spoken Word and Ideas. Alexandra publishes her poems in hand-bound books and zines.
Brown's Mart Theatre
Ticket price $20.00 - $25.00
RestrictionsContains strong language Contains themes of death and grief References mental illness, suicide or self harm This show is suitable for teenagers
• Licensed Venue
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Offer gender neutral toilets
• Have a fully accessible public toilet that is unlocked
• Access to the smoking and bar areas are wheelchair friendly
• Accessible by public transport
• Car park suitable for wheelchair transportation available within 2 minutes of the venue entrance
• Staff are trained to respond to allergies
• Staff are trained in basic disability awareness
• Epi-pen on site
• Signage is clear, large and easy to read (for people with vision impairment)
• Assistance dogs welcome
• Seating options are available in all spaces
• Railing is used where appropriate (stairs and toilets etc)
• Use of Braille and/ or tactile signage in the toilets