ADSA CONFERENCE 2021
PERFORMERS, MAKERS, METHODOLOGIES
CRAFTING CONDITIONS FOR DECENTRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PEDAGOGY IN DRAMA, THEATRE, PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND DANCE
Tristan Meecham is an Artist, Festival and Event Director, LGBTIQ+ community activist and together with Bec Reid, Artistic Director of All The Queens Men. His multi-form creative practice is used as a tool for social change and community transformation.
All The Queens Men is one of Australia’s leading independent community-focused arts organisations. A champion of ‘difference’, the Company is driven by an ethos where all voices are amplified, everyone is welcome, and space is created for a radical reimagining of a just and joyful society. All The Queens Men combines democracy, imagination, and a charmed dash of glamour to create fresh, vital, and celebratory performance events in collaboration with everyday citizens, enabling communities to celebrate their unique identities.
A short, joyous trailer of All The Queens Men projects can be viewed here: vimeo.com/queensmen/showreel
Tristan is a leading creative voice within LGBTIQ+ communities, most notably for championing the rights of LGBTIQ+ older people. He is the creator of The Coming Back Out Ball and LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club, cultural movements that celebrate the resilience and lived experience of community elders. Over the last seven years, these movements have had significant impact, setting an international precedence that recognises the social and cultural rights of these queer communities.
Accolades: 2021 Green Room Award (Artist Lead Actions), 2017 & 2018 VicHealth Award, 2018 Green Room Award (Community Collaboration), 2018 Globe Award, Finalist 2018 Melbourne Awards, Finalist LGBTI Awards, Finalist 2019 ANTI International Live Art Prize, 2014 Green Room (Curatorial Contribution).