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Is it godly or ungodly to light-heartedly philosophise who we are as human beings?

Posted on: Thu 8 Feb 2024

How does someone go about posing the existential questions concerning the physical and psychological quandaries of religious beliefs and sexual liberation? Quite simply, abandon the sacredness and embrace the sacrilegious.

Sex & Other Philosophies is committed to light-heartedly deconstruct those long-held ideological doctrines that have permeated throughout humanity and society for thousands of years. For Karen Lee Roberts, who is an actor, writer and singer from Queensland and lives with bi-polar disorder, it is about appealing to the audience’s humorous and quirky side of their brains, allowing them to explore how the sensual and sensory transcends to the philosophical questions about the meaning of life, sex, relationships, spirituality, and identity through poetry, playful dialogue and original music compositions filled with sultry, witty and esoteric undertones.

Roberts reveals more about what the show entails with De-Stigmatised‘s Jarad McLoughlin, as well as some of her other recent variously extensive theatrical performances and productions across Australia and overseas, such as Look Mum, No Hands, Wilbur the Optical Whale and Chameleon, which she got to perform while live streaming during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.

Produced by Jarad McLoughlin

Photo supplied by Katie Bennett

Jarad McLoughlin

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