The Sydney Opera House has announced May-June season of UnWrapped, a production that responds to the ever-evolving landscape of theatre and art.

The bi-annual event will feature the work of Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and artist Lynette Wallworth, as part of the world premiere season of HOW TO LIVE (After You Die), and the critically acclaimed RUNT; a gritty theatrical piece by Patricia Cornelius, Susie Dee and Nicci Wilks.

Originally launched in 2018 and curated by the Director of Programming for Sydney Opera House Fiona Winning, UnWrapped creates a platform for independent Australian Artists and small-to-medium companies to showcase new risk taking work spanning across dance, live art, theatre and music.

Fiona Winning, UpWrapped curator says: “Artists have always helped us process the world around us. As we navigate escalating extremism and deepening divisions in our communities, negotiate relationships across geographical border and attempt to live our lives with purpose, the artists in this season of UnWrapped offer their own ‘takes’ on our contemporary world.”

“With fierce intelligence, wit and a deep sense of wonder, these works are created by some of Australia’s most compelling independent artists.”

The line-up consists of four productions, MotherTongue, Motherland, HOW TO LIVE (After You Die), RUNT and Coil. Working through different mediums and a range of different themes, the works are sure to showcase the best that small Australian theatre has to offer.

UnWrapped will be held at the Sydney Opera House from Sunday 8 May to Saturday 11 June. Tickets are available here.