The Just Saying Project Bares it all for Festival finale

Published: 21 Jul 2022

It's a show about sex, taboos, female pleasure, speaking out and the sharing of women’s stories.

BARE, a live cabaret show by The Just Saying Project, is coming to the MECC North Foyer on Saturday, July 30, at 7.30am and on Sunday, July 31, at 2.30pm.

According to The Just Saying Project founder Fallon Drewett, the show, which explores the female body in all its pleasure and pain, is in its second iteration.

“Now, more than ever, women are making noise and they have found their power in not staying quiet,” Ms Drewett said.

“Revamping BARE’s storyline for its second season has been a thrilling process – this event truly is a show that both women and men will enjoy,” she said.

"BARE is a show that celebrates women's stories but also shares the pleasure and pain of being a woman.

"Part of this season of BARE is about encouraging the men in women's lives to join them for this cabaret. The delivery of this message is performed in a fun, entertaining and engaging way that will make your belly hurt from laughter.”

Deputy Mayor Karen May said BARE was a triumph of local talent and was a fitting finale for the core program of the Mackay Festival of Arts.

“The Just Saying Project have done some wonderful projects to date that are all about recognising and celebrating our local women,” Cr May said.

“This show is no exception and is 100 per cent local, featuring local writers, actors and more than 30 women who will take part in a Body Love Runway and a dance for the finale,” she said.

“They will be led by two fantastic local providers, Boutique Burlesque by Bailey and RNB Dance Fitness. The show script was also co-written by Fallon Drewett and Mackay performer Sammie Mitchell.

“Make sure you grab your tickets as soon as possible, because this will be a great night out.”

Tickets are available from the MECC Box Office or online at themecc.com.au/festivals

BARE is an 18+ event.