Meet the Bluestockings
Lani Gerbi is an actor, writer, director, and general overcommitment enthusiast. Last year, she featured in Therry Dramatic Society’s production of Go Back for Murder, directed and costumed an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild Student Society, starred as Sheila in Therry’s production of An Inspector Calls, costumed the Student Society’s production of Through a Glass Darkly, and costumed an independent short film called Waiyirri, which was recently selected for the Adelaide Film Festival. Lani is a fascinated by history. She spends her days working on her thesis in eighteenth-century cultural history, and her evenings watching historical dramas and sewing corsets that always take rather longer than she thinks they will.
Charlie Kay is a writer, comedian and filmmaker living in Kaurna Country. She has written for television, print, and stage, alongside working as a stand-up comedian for several years. In 2019, she performed her sell-out solo show at the Adelaide Fringe called Obsessive. Compulsive. Disordered. a comedy about her experiences with OCD. As she began to explore theatre, she found that Autistic women are not given an adequate voice. Her debut play, Call of the Malleefowl, was written to place an Autistic woman's experience quite literally centre stage. When she's not writing, Charlie spends her free time painting birds, baking cakes, and talking to her cats as though they are people.