In 2005, when The Gum Ball dream first began, our headliner was the startling performer that is iOTA. Sixteen years later, for the 15th Gum Ball, we invited back this incredible shapeshifting artist - and he's back.
iOTA ticks all the boxes: composer, singer, feature film and stage actor, writer, dancer, voice-over artist, visual artist, rock star and iconoclast. His unique and extraordinary talents have been recognised with no less than six ARIA Award nominations, four Helpmann Awards, plus Green Room and Sydney Theatre Critics’ Awards.
Most recently, iOTA has written, composed and starred in Average Joe (2016), and Slap and Tickle (2018) for Perth Fringe festival. iOTA was the co-creator of Sydney Festival-commissioned Smoke and Mirrors which twice sold out Sydney Festival Spiegeltent seasons and toured to Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Arts Centre and Auckland Festival. The show was then brought back to the Seymour Centre in Sydney by popular demand, and collected three Helpmann Awards: Best Cabaret Artist, Best Original Score and Best New Work.
For the 2012 Sydney Festival iOTA’s show Young, Hard and Solo sold out within hours and was one of its highlights. In 2015 his new showB-Girl was staged at the Sydney Opera House.
Gum Ballers, you're in for a special show.