The Girl / The Woman

By Aanisa Vylet

Jun 28 — Jul 7, 2018

Content Tabs


I’m a polite feminist.
A liar.
A girl and a woman.
Beyonce on a bad day.
Exotic. Apparently.
I can never understand Al Jazeera.
I found a love in a hopeless place – he just doesn’t know it yet.
Forget everything you know about me.
Come over for a visit.
Just stay calm at all times.

The Girl trips over her sexuality and lands on her mother’s traditions. She turns to her best friend and enabler – the Internet. Her mother, meanwhile, hates to leave the house – a tiring but familiar refuge from an ever-changing outside world.

Twelve years in the making, wild and funny until it’s not, The Girl / The Woman, is an exhilarating two-woman collision of body and mind, desire and tradition, language and visionary theatricality.

Please note: This production contains adult themes and strong sexual themes

Dates & Times
Thursday 28th June at 7.30pm
Friday 29th June at 7.30pm
Saturday 30th June at 2.15 pm
Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm
Tuesday 3rd July at 7.30pm
Wednesday 4th July at 10:30am – Schools performance
Thursday 5th July at 6.30pm
Friday 6th July at 7.30pm
Saturday 7th July at 2.15 pm
Saturday 7th July at 7.30pm


Creative Team
Playwright Aanisa Vylet
Director Dino Dimitriadis
Creative Futures Moreblessing Maturure
Set and Costume Design Jonathan Hindmarsh
Co-Sound Designers Ben Pierpoint and Mary Rapp
Lighting Designer Benjamin Ross Brockman
Production Manager Kirby Brierty
Production Coordinator Felix Johnson
Stage Manager Ruth Horsfall

Aanisa Vylet and Nisrine Amine


“To say this production is a work of love would be to understate the concentration of experiences and diverse performance styles Aanisa Vylet has artistically fused “to smash the limitations of how female narratives can exist on stage”. Nor would it adequately explain the feeling of ‘family’ that radiates from the production. Vylet’s story has been lovingly nurtured by a very sensitive and perceptive director, a talented, imaginative design team, the collaborative support of the National Theatre of Parramatta – and the “world of magic, diversity and community” that is Western Sydney. If that sounds like I’m waxing too lyrical, please, go see and feel for yourself!”
Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers
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“The Girl the Woman is an enjoyable first play by Aanisa Vylet. She is an excellent storyteller and presenter. There is laughter, drama and plenty of theatrics in this 90-minute production so try and get along as soon as possible.”
Paul Kiely, Absolute Theatre
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“A collision of body and mind, desire and tradition. It is truly shocking in its fierceness and appetite.”
Kevin Jackson, Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary
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“This is a different, highly engaging and entertaining night of theatre – with even a touch of audience participation. The story is told with satire, gentleness, love, touches of the absurd and a heartfelt belief in moving forward into a new life.”
Maggy Franklin, Sydney Arts Guide
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“Vylet’s work is lovingly crafted, and her playwriting voice is distinct and refreshingly bold. Take your mother.”
Cassie Tongue, Time Out Sydney
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“The entire production exudes theatrical craft…Easily recommended.”
Jason Blake, Audrey Journal
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