Candy Bowers, INTERSECT 2018 participant
Candy Bowers, INTERSECT 2018 participant ©

British Council

Candy Bowers is one of this year's six INTERSECT participants, a programme promoting international collaboration for greater cultural diversity and inclusion in the arts.

About Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers is a multidisciplinary writer, actor, producer, theatremaker and filmmaker. As the co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, Candy has pioneered a fierce sub-genre of contemporary performance that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming and earned her the 2018 Geoffrey Milne- Green Room Award for outstanding contribution to Independent Theatre.

Work on stage and screen

Candy’s original work for stage includes Hot Brown Honey, Who's That Chik? Australian Booty, MC Platypus & Queen Koala  and One The Bear- A Fairytale for the Hip Hop Generation. She has had break-out comic performances with TV appearances on Get Krack!n, Newtons Law, The Ex PM, Tonightly (ABC/Netflix) and The Cry (BBC.) She is currently working on her first screenplay for Arena Media, her first video art work commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and her first graphic novel for young adults at the Wheeler Centre. Candy is a proud member of the MEAA Equity Diversity Committee, ambassador for NOWAustralia and champion of Stella Schools and the Stella Prize.

Published work

Candy has written poetry, short stories, essays and commentary for The Lifted Brow, SBS Life, Junkee and PerilMag; and has been published in Yours Truly - Women of Letters (Penguin), She's Having A Laugh (Affirm) and Queerstories (Hachette).

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