Carefully, gently, with a mixture of irresistible humour and breathtaking, desolating honesty, he brings his audience with him
—Alison Croggon, Witness Performance (for Daddy)

Join an odyssey of self-discovery and liberation. Actor, dancer and writer, Joel Bray invites you to an intimate exploration of his secret queer identity within the confines of a 1990s Pentecostal Church. Partake in a shared ritual that immerses you in the transformative power of music, movement, and collective ritual. 

Pentecostalism is Australia’s fastest-growing religion, and Joel will lead you through an insider’s perspective on the intersection of faith and sexuality. From the humble church halls to the vibrant disco dancefloors, Homo Pentecostus peels back layers of conflicting allure and hidden shame to illuminate our quest to embrace our true selves. 

Awaken your spirit. Shake up your perceptions. Homo Pentecostus is an ecstatic testament to resilience, love, and the pursuit of personal truth. 

Joel Bray Headshot

Co-Creator, Writer, Co-Director & Cast /

Joel Bray

Emma Valente Headshot

Co-Creator & Co-Director /

Emma Valente

Peter Paltos Headshot

Co-Creator & Cast /

Peter Paltos

Kate Davis Headshot

Set & Costume Designer /

Kate Davis

Katie Sfetkidis Headshot

Lighting Designer /

Katie Sfetkidis

Marco Cher-Gibard Headshot

Composer & Sound Designer /

Marco Cher-Gibard

Jess Keepence Headshot

Stage Manager /

Jess Keepence

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

PREVIEWS /
7pm, Fri 10 May
7pm, Sat 11 May
7pm, Mon 13 May
7pm, Tue 14 May
OPENING NIGHT /
7pm, Wed 15 May
IN SEASON /
7pm, Tue – Sun
TIME TO TALK /
7pm, Tue 21 May

Content notes

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