The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
$10 - $25
Fierce, femme and fabulous, the multi-award winning Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste and gender transcendent diva best known for her velvet vocals and spellbinding storytelling through song. She is a transgender and queer person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness and power in vulnerability.
Please be advised that the Script kitchen will not be open for this event and that there will be bar service only.
Mama Alto has performed with legendary burlesque production house Finucane & Smith, was a featured soloist in Taylor Mac’s “24 Decade History of Popular Music” at Melbourne Festival 2017, and is the co-creator of the highly acclaimed variety cabaret “Gender Euphoria” Australia’s largest ever trans & gender diverse main stage production which premiered at Arts Centre Melbourne. Recently she was awarded the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development.
“Mama Alto is an exceptionally talented singer, who makes the question as to whether it is a woman or a man singing obsolete. It is clearly an angel.” – The Conversation
“Divine” – The Havana Tribune
“Near flawless” – The Age
“A knockout” – The Herald Sun
Australian LGBTI Awards Music Artist of the Year (2019)
City of Yarra Contributions to the Arts Award (2018)
GLOBE Melbourne LGBTI Awards Artist of the Year (2017)
Outstanding Access & Inclusion Award at Melbourne Fringe (2016)
Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe (2014)