Polytoxic is an Australian collective led by two feminist performance-makers at the top of their game: Lisa Fa’alafi and Leah Shelton. Lisa is the renowned co-creator of smash-hit Hot Brown Honey, which has played to over 50,000 people across five countries, garnering numerous 5-star reviews, a Helpmann Award, two Green Room Awards and UK’s Total Theatre Award for Innovation. Leah’s triptych of solo works interrogating gender and identity have received critical acclaim, with tours to the major Australian festivals, throughout France and to SOHO Theatre London.
Together as Polytoxic, Lisa and Leah create hyper-visual, pop-inspired performance work built upon foundations of diversity, collaboration and intersectionality.
Since 2000, Polytoxic’s work has been presented in traditional huts, indie theatre seasons, dusty big-tops and major festivals including PS122’s COIL Festival New York, Harbourfront Centre Canada, Wan Smolbag Vanuatu, Sydney Opera House, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Perth Fringe World, Bleach Festival, Enlighten, and Arts House Melbourne.