Portrait of Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, actor and social activist. The artistic director of Black Honey Company, Candy has pioneered a fierce sub-genre of contemporary performance that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming; and earned her the 2018 Geoffrey Milne- Green Room Association Award for outstanding contribution to Independent Theatre. 

Her original work for stage includes Hot Brown Honey, Who's That Chik?, Australian Booty, The MC Platypus & Queen Koala Show and One The Bear – A Fairytale for the Hip Hop Generation. She has written poetry, short stories, essays and commentary for the Lifted Brow, SBS Life, Junkee and PerilMag. She is published in Yours Truly – Women of Letters (Penguin), She's Having A Laugh (Affirm) and Queerstories (Hachette).

Candy is a breakout comic performer with TV appearances on Get Krack!n, Newtons Law, The Ex PMTonightly (ABC/Netflix) and The Cry (BBC). She is currently working on her first screenplay for Arena Media, her first video art work, commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre, and her first graphic novel. Candy is a proud member of the MEAA Equity Diversity Committee, ambassador for NOWAustralia and champion of Stella Schools and the Stella Prize.