Talents emerge at the Drum

Emerge MC Candy Bowers.

DANDENONG-BORN Candy Bowers will be the master of ceremonies at the Emerge at Drum Theatre concert on Saturday 20 July at 2pm.
Bowers is an award-winning writer, hip-hop artist, educator, director, arts worker, theatre maker and social activist.
She’s known not only for her talents, but also for having a dream for the Australian stage, page and screen to be a place where everyone feels comfortable, can see themselves reflected and is welcome.
She graduated from NIDA in 2001 and created the cult hip-hop comedy act SISTA SHE in 2002.
SISTA SHE performed at the Sydney Opera House Studio, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Bowers also wrote and starred in SHE TV for Channel V and appeared on light entertainment programs across the ABC, SBS and Ten networks.
She was named among the top 100 Creative Catalysts for the Creative Sydney Festival and won the 2008 British Council for the Arts Realise Your Dream Award.
She’s appeared on Q and A, and performed her one-woman show Who’s That Chik? at the Arts Centre in Melbourne.
In her spare time she has been consulting and facilitating on outreach workshops for Playwriting Australia, mentoring young rappers and running hip-hop classes at schools around western Sydney.
Whether Candy is mentoring young artists or working on her own writing and music, her objective is to bring attention and give voice to the stories of Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds.
See Candy Bowers at Emerge at Drum Theatre at 2pm on Saturday 20 July at the Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong.
Tickets are free but bookings are essential on 8571 1666.