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Event Series Event Series: HE by Rodrigo Calderón

HE by Rodrigo Calderón

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$20 – $45


May 7
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 – $45
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Theatre Works
(03) 9534 3388
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Age group
Predominantly for adults
Low SensoryLow sensory
Groups of most relevance to event
Queer, People of Colour, Multicultural
Content warning
References to sexual violence and homophobia, and use of homophobic slurs.
Event is delivered in these Languages
English, Spanish


Theatre Works Explosives Factory
67 Inkerman St, St Kilda (enter via rear of Thrifty-Link Hardware)
Melbourne, VIctoria 3181 Australia
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(03) 9534 3388
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Visual & performing arts

A man returns to his childhood home, a small coastal town in post-civil war El Salvador— a place he swore to the ocean he’d never set foot in again.

HE is a coming-of-age tragedy about the treacherous waters of masculinity, homophobia, and love. About dad, the war, mum, the moon, the shadows of the past… still lingering. A story about sex, sin, Jesús, and the ocean.

Conceived, written and performed by Salvadoran-Australian theatre practitioner Rodrigo Calderón, HE is physical, vivid and delirious storytelling, with a cumbia heart-beat.

One of Australia’s longest-running independent theatres, Theatre Works is constantly reinvigorating and reimagining the sector by providing a hotbed for artist and audience development. HE is playing as a part of the 2024 “With Theatre Works” programming stream.

Conceived, written, staged, and performed by Rodrigo Calderón
Lighting Design by Zac Beaumont
Stage Management by Arky Ryall
Playwriting Consultation by Jorgelina Cerritos, Edgardo Dib, Matthew Crosby, and Damien Millar
Provocateur: Kendra Keller
Design Consultation by Lara Week
Loving Witnesses: Stephen Phillips, Tony Yap, and Bagryana Popov
Produced by Kat Carrington & Rodrigo Calderón

7 – 18 May 2024, Tues – Sat 7:30pm
The performances on Friday 10 and Friday 17 will be in Spanish without English subtitles.
Opening Night: Wednesday 8 May, 7:30pm
Tickets: $45 Full, $35 Concession, $28 Preview, $20 Mob Tix and 20 at $20 (+ booking fee)
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online www.theatreworks.org.au/2024/he
Venue: Explosives Factory – Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda

Duration: 55 minutes no interval
Suitable for ages 16+
Warnings: References to sexual violence and homophobia, and use of homophobic slurs.