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Written and composed by the international award-winning duo Candy B and Busty Beatz
A La Boite, Campbelltown Arts Centre & Black Honey Company production

A brand new work in conjunction with Campbelltown Arts Centre and Black Honey Company, One the Bear. Radical black feminism that explores the themes of identity, exploitation, appropriation and friendship in a world gone wild with celebrity.



Radical black feminism. 

Set in a garbage tip, this is the story of a young female bear that wants more for her tribe. Garbage sparkles and catches on beams from broken streetlights as One and her best friend Ursula get up to mischief and mourn the dank life they lead. The two spit rhymes on living under Human Hunter law and dream of the days when bears were free; eating fresh fish rather than packaged fish fingers. But what happens when One is given the opportunity to speak for her community? What happens when fame knocks at the door?

Written wholly in rhyme and created by an extraordinary cross disciplinary team: a stunning dystopic world guaranteed to burst your senses and expand your mind.

Cast & creatives

  • Writer/Concept Candy Bowers
  • Sound Design/Composition Kim Busty Beatz Bowers
  • Directorial Eye Susie Dee
  • Production Design Jason Wing
  • Costume Design Sarah Seahorse
  • Lighting Design Daniel Anderson
  • Dramaturgy Claire Christian and Sista Zai Zanda
  • Performers Candy Bowers and Nancy Denis

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