Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers is a writer actor director teacher and mischief maker. Born of South African political refugees Candy’s work is centred in decolonial feminist practice. She is the original creator of Hot Brown Honey Burlesque and the fierce new musical for young people One the Bear. Candy was the recipient of 2019 MentorshipLA and TalentUSA-LA and now spends her time between Melbourne and Hollywood.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.