This November our Soho Rising festival hosts a bunch of the brightest new Soho Theatre Labs voices, over a fortnight.
Cassie Workman is probably the most experienced newcomer to comedy in the country, owing to the fact that she previously performed under another name. She has recently returned to the stage after her transition, and is making waves.
Created by the multi-award-winning comedian Cassie Workman, Giantess is a story of self-acceptance. Interweaving music, comedy, storytelling and illustration, Cassie’s one-person-show explores the anguish of coming to terms with a gender identity that doesn’t match your body.
After being abducted by a troll, a girl must realise her destiny, and escape. What lies beyond his kingdom is a mystery, so she will need the strength of a giantess.
‘a compelling storyteller…heart-wrenching and revelatory, charming and funny, proud but self-effacing.’★★★★ Chortle
Cassie Workman is a former RAW comedy winner who went on to win the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Award and has since been seen on Channel 10’s It’s a Date and Die on Your Feet, as a contributor on Tonightly With Tom Ballard on ABC and in her series So You Think You Can Trans which picked up thousands of views and shares online. Cassie has also joined the writing teams of ABC’s Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and was head writer on the cult favourite Aaron Chen Tonight.
NOMINEE: Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019 – Most Outstanding Show
NOMINEE: Helpmann Awards 2019 – Best Comedy Performer
WINNER: Sydney Comedy Festival – Best Show
'Cassie Workman’s new one-woman show is remarkably and charmingly… deeply-felt comedy… dotted with tiny jewels of jokes… but in concept much bigger – and better – than the sum of its jokes.'
'Raw and powerful.'