George Catsi – Am I Who I Say I Am?

July 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$20 / $16 + bf

Poster letterbox- George Catsi - Memoir show

George Catsi – Am I Who I Say I Am?

A comedic memoir about one father and four surnames.

Thursday July 28th, Friday July 29th from 8pm and Sunday the 31st from 6:30pm | Tickets $20 / $16 + bf
Storytelling at its best, Kit Denton Award winner (for courage and excellence in performance writing), George Catsi immerses you in his tales of multiple names, a wayward father and how hopeless a Greek he is. A ripping yarn that balances absurdity with pathos journeying from Cairo to Detroit to Sydney. The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of stories that played to delighted audiences at this year’s Spectrum Now Festival where he was supporting John Knowles in Storytiller. The show returns on its own for a limited season with extended material for this one hour performance.
Enjoy what the audience had to say:
” a very brave and skilful storyteller”
“mesmerising, charismatic performer”
“Those stories are very funny…there was tenderness and an intrigue to the show”
“Oodles of great material…George is naturally funny.”
“..the story was an exquisite balance of poignancy and pants-wetting hilarity – often at the same time”
The Petersham Bowling Club www.thepbc.org.au – Enjoy a meal or craft beer beforehand and experience this Sydney icon’s new 50 seater performance space.
George Catsi is a performer / producer / writer / artist who recently earned his PHD researching persuasive performance using Christian Fundamentalists as case studies – looking for the ‘fun’ in ‘fundamentalism’.  He was national winner of the Denton Fellowship for his satirical comedy, I Want to Be Slim (production 2017).
HIs alter ego, the Reverend Slim Limits fronted the well-known comedy cabaret trio GODS COWBOYS, that he co-created, co-wrote and performed in the early 90’s. that graced the stages including Harold Park Hotel, Tilbury Hotel, Metro Theatre and Harbourside Brasserie.  George has more recently performed original shows at the Butterfly Club, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and The Vanguard Newtown amongst others. As a visual artist he has been included in numerous festivals and prizes. He is also President of the Petersham Bowling Club.
He is a public speaker, presenter and teacher on presentation and performance skills for individuals.
George has presented on a range of topics including: Creativity; Perceptions of Evil and Human Wickedness; Satire; and National Identity (he thinks maybe they are all the same thing).