Announcing: Fiddle, Twiddle & Tune

Thurs 5 October, 6-7pm

Fri 6 October, 6-7pm followed by Radical Hospitality 7.30-8.30pm

📍 WXYZ Studios


Fiddle, Twiddle & Tune is a new experimental work by Naarm-based artist Prue Stevenson as part of Next Wave’s Kickstart program.

Through extensive creative development, Prue has worked closely with a creative team and ensemble to conceptualise this work over the past 18 months. Fiddle, Twiddle + Tune explores the notion that repetitive sensory seeking behaviours linked with autism, can have regulatory benefit to all neurotypes (autistic and non-autistic people).

You are invited to join us at WXYZ Studios in North Melbourne for a sensory journey to understand and expand your own practice, through this collaborative work.

On Friday 6 October, Fiddle, Twiddle + Tune will be accompanied by a Radical Hospitality event, co-devised by Prue and Machehi Komba (Popular By Default | Say Less Music Group). We invite you to stay and join us to connect with others through the joy of food and conversation.

Journey through ancestral storylines of the Swahili coast to the forgotten Islands of Comoros. Islands Of The Moon translated to “Juzur al-Qomor" tells an imperative story encompassing the reign of forty sultans across the islands through its rich cuisine translating traditional and intersectional use of spices that speak to the culinary influence of African, Malagasy, Shirazi, Indian, and French degustation.

Prue chooses any material that matches their sensory profile and puts them through a repetitive and regulatory process. They find each material and process gives them a richer understanding of the content they’re working with which is often about celebration of self, sensory joy and collective regulation.

Prue Stevenson – Lead Artist and Artistic Director
Andrea Meacham – Ensemble member
Carla Ori – Ensemble member
Chanelle Rogers – Ensemble member
Kuda Mapeza – Ensemble member
Becky Silveira – Costume and Set Designer with a gold star review from Prue
Emily Barrie – Becky’s Mentor and provider of hot tips on the go!
Ceri Hann – Props and ideas master
Rachel Edward – Prue’s Support Worker and all-round good person
Kate Sulan – Mentor and full of love and support for Prue and is gluten free
Jessica Tanto – Project Coordinator – Good hair and a good laugh
Machehi Komba – Radical Hospitality Lead Artist and cooks really yummy food!! Popular By default | Say Less Music Group
Joshua Lynzaat - Prue’s support with a gold star review
Chas Maher - Lights, camera, action!

What to Expect

  • This is a collaborative, improvised movement based performance which has various sound and lighting elements (natural and amplified)
  • The venue is accessible, with wheelchair access via 41 Little Dryburgh Street South
  • The performance is 60 min long with no break. You are welcome to come and go as you please.
  • You are welcome to bring your own self-regulating fidgets for stimming.
  • There will be Auslan interpretation available on Friday 6 October from 5.30-8.30pm
  • Assistance animals are welcome throughout the venue.
  • There are gender neutral and accessible toilets.
  • Food will be served on Friday 6 Oct after the performance. The menu has been created with sensory experiences in mind and will provide a range of dietary options.
  • Content warning: Abstract regulatory behaviour. Subject to change/update closer to the show.

Fiddle, Twiddle & Tune has been commissioned through Next Wave’s Kickstart which is supported by Creative Australia and Creative Victoria. This iteration of Fiddle, Twiddle and Tune has also been generously supported by City of Melbourne.

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