THRIVE: Queer voices, out loud

November 2022

Created by Cheyney Caddy, Ally Riches and Tiffanni Walton

Thrive is the story of the trailblazers and future-makers; of LGBTQIA+ Victorians, young and old.

Real life, larger than life and in their own words.

In Thrive, the rebel theatre-smiths of Black Apple Theatre set out to make some noise in the silence surrounding Queer experience; harvesting true tales from the mouths of those who made history and those who continue to shape it, and transplanting them into a lush theatrical landscape where music and narrative intertwine.

Black Apple Theatre is inviting the community to come together for the premiere performance of this compelling new work as it appears on Australian stages for the first time.

This is the story of planting the seed. This is the story of watching it grow. This is the story of how to thrive.

Join the cast and creative team after the performance for discussion, and experience the creative process of developing a new work first-hand.

Content Warning:
Thrive is a work that belongs LGBTQIA+ community. There’s brilliance and there’s deep shadow in the stories it contains. Thrive contains references to thoughts of suicide, and experiences of homophobia and transphobia.

To download high resolution images please click image to open full size file, then right click on it to Download/Save Image As. Please credit all images to Ally Riches.

show Dates

25 & 26 November, 2022
Goods Shed, Castlemaine

Book Tickets

24 – 28 January, 2023
28 January, 2023
Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray


“All the stories had relevance and truth.”

“The positive community spirit of the piece made me feel so joyful.”

“Seeing Thrive helped me feel seen.”

“A life affirming experience.”