A feminist theatre-maker, collaborator and clown
As a Melbourne-based performance maker, Lia is a brash, angry, femme, unapologetically overt, sex-positive, community-based artist who, rather optimistically, has decided to
change the world through art.
Love Letters to Fuckbois (2015 - now)
Collaboratively devised by Lia Stark and Melina Wightman.
Just because you're confident and sassy on the street, doesn't mean you don't need love between the sheets!
Follow these letter punches from the loins of two ladies with too much or maybe too little experience with men, as they question sex, love, and intimacy in the age of tinder. The clit is the pen and the pen is the sword with these tongue-in-cheek Scarlett letters that delve into the neurosis of the female libido, scattered with a symphony of (fore)play on words. Is it just these two lasses who define embarrassment in the boudoir or are we all doomed to be unlucky in love?
“It’s not as much a performance as it is a manifesto”
“Outstanding fire and heartbreaking vulnerability” Rhumer Diball
“Wightman and Stark are clever, hilarious and write a damn good letter, just maybe not one you’d like to be on the receiving end on”
“Prepare to get weird/cry if you're wanting to hit this one up”
Einstein on the bitch (2017)
Devised and Performed by Lia Stark
Anywhere Theatre Festival 2017
To navigate this seemingly unending artistic crisis, Lia has devised Einstein on the Bitch; a night about bringing together our community, stroking her ego and most importantly, finding a reason to get out of bed.
This is one woman’s attempt to guide herself through living in Brisbane, making meaningful art and if there’s still time in the day, not going insane. Always too aware of her privilege, Lia is determined to figure out if her hero, Albert Einstein, had it right when he spoke of the rarity of happiness or if she’s just going through the post-university, pre -"successful artist" phase. Full of lovelorn female neurosis, this not-quite-theatre, not-quite-group-therapy show will be a night to turn off Netflix for.
"Making art is scary, sure, but Lia gives fellow artists hope that it is worth trying and maybe it is worth getting out of bed for"
Available for Private Hire and MC work
Exploring her Argentinian heritage, this drag king will bring a "DIOS MIO" to any audience's lips.
This gaucho is delighting audiences across Melbourne and Brisbane.
Matilda Award 2018
Billie Brown Award for Best Emerging Artist
Love Letters to Fuckbois
Metro Arts SOLD OUT 2018
Anywhere Theatre Festival 5/16
Melbourne Fringe Festival 9/16
Asthena Music and Poetry Slam, The Foundry 6/16
Passiona Intersectional Arts Night, The Brightside 11/16
SLUTWalk Cabaret Fundraiser
LOOP Project Space
10 episode series, Co-Host 9/2017
Artistic Director 2017
"Leah Sublime" by Aleister Crowley and Rebuttal
Poetry Reading and Facilitator
People's Pride Festival, 8/2017
Einstein on The Bitch
Writer, Performer and Facilitator
Anywhere Theatre Festival 5/2017
An Act of Intimacy
By Ruby Donohoe
2High Festival Presentation 1/16
Pea Green Doesn't Last Forever
Writer, Director and Performer
Fresh Blood Festival 11/14
Taming of the Shrew - A Grateful Chorus
Collaborator and Director 10/14
Brisbane - A Doing Word - Australian Premiere
By David Burton
Directed by Claire Christian
Lead Performer 3/13
By Charles Mee
Directed by Dave Sleswick, Motherboard Productions
Vena Cava Productions
Collaborator, Performer 7/12
Can We Do It?
Devised by Lia Stark and Kitty Gatling
Mainstage Production 5/12
Panels and MC
Woodford Folk Festival 2018/19
Parlour Stage Host
Woodford Folk Festival 2017/18
Parlour Stage Host
Women in Arts and Media Panel 2017
Vena Cava Productions Fresh Blood Festival
Arts and Activism Panel 2016
education and residencies
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Business
Queensland University of Technology 2011 - 14
- Graduated with Distinction -
Dicky Beau NIDA Masterclass
Melbourne International Arts Festival 2018
Australian Performing Arts Market - Youth Delegate
Welcome to the Phallaxy
House Conspiracy Resident Artist 2/2017
w Stacey Donovan at The Improbably Stage 2015
Theatre Republic Producing Intern 2014