NORPA's Big Think. presents

A STATE OF INDIGNATION, or how the f…did we get in this mess?

A wide ranging conversation on politics, both local and global, on terror, both real and imagined, cultural diversity and tolerance, but not in my backyard, and the importance of dangerous ideas. Wrestling with the truth will be Mark Humphries, writer for The Chaser and performer on The Feed & The Roast and Mark Dapin, journalist, columnist and author. Wrangling the wrestlers will be Zachary Jane, writer, educator and fearless lion tamer. Expect hilarity, outrage and a complete lack of political correctness. You have been warned.

Mark Dapin

Mark Dapin is the author of the novel King of the Cross and Spirit House. King of the Cross won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and Spirit House was long listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year and the Royal Society for Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. His recent work of military history, The Nasho’s War, has been widely acclaimed. He is a PhD candidate at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Mark Humphries

Mark Humphries is a writer/performer best known for his work on The Feed (SBS2), The Roast (ABC2), The Guardian Australia and ABC Radio National. He is a regular writer for The Chaser Quarterly. Mark would have been considered really cool in the 1970s.

Zacharey Jane

Zacharey Jane has been a painter, singer, hansom cab driver, waitress, airbrush artist, babysitter, production manager, graphic artist, bar attendant, body-double, horse rider, prop maker, producer, advertising executive, nanny, scenic artist, teacher, travel consultant, stylist, barista, swimming pool attendant, set dresser, prop master, location scout, window cleaner, housemaid, illustrator, go-go dancer, tour manager and world traveller. Now she is a teacher, illustrator and writer.

Zacharey has published two books – The Lifeboat and Tobias Blow. Her favourite job is as tour manager for the Five Writers Road Trip, where she first met Mark Dapin, Australia’s strongest writer. Literally – he is really, really strong.


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Tickets are for allocated (numbered) seating in the theatre.
No concessions.
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