An Evening With Grace Tame – Live on Stage
For most Australians, the first time they saw Grace Tame talk was when she was became Australian of the Year in 2021. It was a deeply memorable moment – Tame was passionate, articulate, and it felt like she was going to be a force for change.
Tame was being recognised as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, particularly those who were abused in institutional settings. She knew this world intimately, after being groomed and raped by her maths teacher from the age of 15. He was later found guilty, but because of Tasmania’s sexual-assault victim gag laws, she wasn't able to legally speak out about her experience. But the media, and her perpetrator, could.
It propelled the teenager to do something – to speak out and work towards changing those laws, and help give a voice to those who have been victims of sexual assault.
Since becoming Australian of the Year, she's used her profile and national platform to begin conversations in this difficult space, and to encourage others to speak out. Over that year she spoke passionately and was never afraid to say what she meant – even though not everyone always agreed.
She'll tell her life story in September and October when she tours the country for a number of live-in-conversation appearances. The tour comes on the back of her memoir, The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner, released on September 27.
This tour will support the not-for-profit Grace Tame Foundation, which campaigns for and helps fund initiatives to prevent and respond to sexual abuse of children and others.
Tickets are on sale from Friday August 5 here.
Tuesday, September 27 –Sydney City Recital Hall, Sydney
Thursday September 29 – Melbourne ACM Playhouse, Southbank
Monday October 3 – Hobart Odeon, Hobart
Tuesday October 4 –QPAC Concert Hall, South Bank
Tuesday October 11 – Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday October 13 – Canberra Theatre, Canberra
If you would like to speak with someone about an experience you have had, or would like information, please call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800respect.org.au.
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