Brown Church is a theatrical spectacle by Meanjin-based goddess Naavikaran. At this holy, gay alter witness the journey of displacement, queer liberation and the euphoria of culture through poetry, music and dance. Brown Church debuted at Undercover Artist Festival 2021 allowing The Naavikaran Collective to take the stage and showcase their truth.
“There is often little space for people with complexities to perform but because the Festival is disability-led it made a genuine effort to recognise the many walks of life and allow for creative freedom. It felt safe.
The Festival formed a crucial part of The Naavikaran Collective’s values, most notably, the importance of access and community engagement. Disabled artists should be at the forefront of receiving good, well-paid, accessible and sustainable opportunities in the performing arts.
Being a part of Undercover Artist Festival was a truly incredible experience.” – Naavikaran.