Laura brings her top show home

LIVE: Laura Desmond performing socially [un]acceptable in front of an audience. Credit:  Jonathan Kovarch Photography.
LIVE: Laura Desmond performing socially [un]acceptable in front of an audience. Credit: Jonathan Kovarch Photography.

Former Whyalla resident Laura Desmond will be bringing her riveting solo stage performance home on November 23 after touring it around Australia.

Socially [un]acceptable, an intense play which serves as a raw examination of sexual assault in modern society, will be held D’faces of Youth Arts on Viscount Slim Avenue.

A former member of D’faces, Ms Desmond says she’s excited to bring her successful show to Whyalla.

“It’s been getting really great responses from crowds, I’ve seen people that have been very emotional. I feel like my work has really resonated with a lot of them,” she said.

“I contacted D’faces who offered to let me use the hall at the end of November. I’ll be running a show based on donations only.’

The performance will support charity, with 10 per cent of all proceeds going to 65 Roses which supports research into Cystic Fibrosis.

The content of the show is high impact, with Ms Desmon running through five instances where she has been sexually assaulted.

“I give a brief rundown of the situation I was in, and talk about how society influenced my actions and my reactions to it,” she said.

“For most of the stories the show is the first time I’m actually talking about them, I didn’t discuss them with anyone at the time.

“I’m hoping to empower people to stand up for themselves.” The free show kicks off at 8pm, and lasts roughly 50 minutes.