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Twin Flame / Dead Spit

A playful live performance work voyaging to parallel planets.

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Two aliens sit on lawn chairs on an ambiguous planet in space. The aliens are surrounded by a pink glow. Below them sit and AI generated shell and shark. Above them two AI generated manta rays float in the distance.
Two empty lawn chairs either side of a distorted campfire on an ambiguous Alien planet. The planet is shiny, with pink and cyan hues. An AI generated starfish, and two sharks are in the background. One Shark has an uncanny humanoid face, smiling with anticipation.

Image Credit: Sophie, Haz & AI

Two aliens sit on lawn chairs on an ambiguous planet in space. The aliens are surrounded by a pink glow. Below them sit and AI generated shell and shark. Above them two AI generated manta rays float in the distance.
Two empty lawn chairs either side of a distorted campfire on an ambiguous Alien planet. The planet is shiny, with pink and cyan hues. An AI generated starfish, and two sharks are in the background. One Shark has an uncanny humanoid face, smiling with anticipation.
  • Created and Performed by: Sophie Strykowski and Haz Lugsdin

A Ford Fiesta reverse parallel parks into a crater on the moon. Two crabs climb out of the car's cabin.

A mango falls off the shelf in Coles. Rolls towards your feet. You’re no longer wearing sneakers. You don’t even have feet; instead a void of negative space and two mangos eating biscuits.

TWIN FLAME/ DEAD SPIT is a live performance work investigating the ways in which we look at another to look at ourselves. With ten years of deep friendship and chosen kinship, performance makers Haz Lugsdin and Sophie Strykowski embark on an intergalactic voyage to understand their interlocking selves.

We all have a gravitational pull. The sun, a chair, and you. I felt that tug. Who put me here? And why are you here too?

Haz Lugsdin (They/He) is a trans performer who relishes in gusto, ego and innuendo.

Sophie Strykowski (She/They) is an actor and performance maker whose work sparkles fearlessly with a joyous curiosity.

Together, they pastiche comedy, performance art, and unbridled joy to glimpse the life practice of world-building together.

TWIN FLAME / DEAD SPIT has been devised and performed on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people.

About Haz Lugsdin / Sophie Strykowski

Haz Lugsdin (they/he) is a trans performer making on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people. Haz’s experience is in devised and collaborative work, rooted in comedy, pastiched with drag, performance art, movement, wordplay and absolute buggery. Haz is invested in developing non-binary ways of making that refuse rigid performance structures; as explored in their three latest 45 minute works; Rising Damp: A Sporepunk unearthing of a queer utopia at La Mama HQ (2022), The (Sour Glitch) Two-Step Refusal at The Flying Nun by Brand X (2021) and 101101001: Dude Where’s My Gender at The Giant Dwarf (2020). As a writer, Haz has received mentorship with ATYP as part of National Studio (2020) and Fresh Ink (2021). Haz’s work relishes in the illegible and incoherent; centering play and pleasure. He uses performance to make sense of himself and non-sense of the rest. They have a distinct modus operandi of gusto, ego, and innuendo.

Sophie Strykowski (she/they) is a performance maker and actor from Gadigal, currently living on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people. Their devised work reflects their positionality as a queer person, with the intention to dismantle and reimagine perceived truths with earnestness and delight. Sophie has worked across a range of independent and professional stages in Gadigal, including Griffin Theatre and ATYP in Intersection: Arrival (2019), Q Theatre in Originate (2020), Kings Cross Theatre [KXT] in Natives (2022) and Rogue Projects in Taz v. The Pleb (2023). Her work plays with form, combining elements of movement, comedy and experimental theater to ask big questions about the self, love, sexuality and connection. Sophie brings these questions to an audience with sparkling fearlessness and joyful curiosity.

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