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OC DIVA Comes To Sydney

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - April 21 @ 7:00 pm

OCDiva is a popular new, one-woman, autobiographical opera about one woman’s struggle to do life, art and mental health. Created for and about mezzo-soprano Yasmin Arkinstall, by an all-female team.

Yasmin Arkinstall is a twenty-something-year-old opera singer, TikTok dancer and Western Sydney girl, whose life is turned upside-down by her search for diagnosis and treatment for sensorimotor OCD. Follow Yas on her journey through various therapies and therapists, with a bit of R&B, a dash of music theatre, a TikTok dance, and a whole lot of delicious, defiant, and occasionally heartbreaking, opera.

Already toured around NSW, this new opera by Eve Klein has its libretto written by Yasmin herself, Sharna Galvin and Sarah Penicka-Smith. Also on the creative team are Movement Director Jana Castillo and Designer Olivia Watkins.

Please note: ‘OCDiva’ is technology-enabled to allow the artist, who lives with significant disability, full control of each performance. Not all shows include all songs; each show is different. We hope you enjoy this groundbreaking format.

All performances conclude with a Q&A with members of the Creative Team. Running time: approximately 60 mins, plus up to 30 minutes’ Q&A.

Content Warning: ‘OCDiva’ contains themes relating to mental health and ableism.








Chippen Street Theatre,
45 Chippen Street
Chippendale, New South Wales 2008 Australia
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