Chameleon – Karen Lee Roberts

Event Description

This hilarious, emotionally charged, one woman cabaret has a relatable moment for everyone! A sweet yet very real insight into dating, fitness and the dreaded high school reunion will double as a great night out and free therapy for all. Come on a wild ride deep into the twisted rabbit-hole of the human psyche.

Chameleon brilliantly portrays a new point of view of the norms of mental illness through heartfelt stories of a woman’s journey to mental wellness. With original music from the world of the blues, Chameleon packs a healthy dose of funny for the mind, body and soul.

This show tells the story of Alexandra, played by Karen Lee Roberts (who has a lived experience), working through situations in her every day and finding clarity. Mr Sunshine, aka Dr. Jeff Usher (a vision impaired jazz blues legend), is her guiding light on piano.

Chameleon is not just for those challenged by mental health issues, it is for all people in the community. Each person out there has a friend, a family member, or a little part of themselves that can relate. It is entertaining, educating and great fun for a mature audience.


Sunday October 18

8:30 pm to 9:20 pm

The Old Museum


The Old Museum

480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Queensland 4006

(+61)7 32574089

About the Artists

Karen has performed extensively in Australia and overseas, acting and singing at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in “Sherwoodstock”, the West End musical “Hair” at the Old Vic Theatre in London, and her original works in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She has been a part of various festivals all over Australia. In 2013 Karen joined Performing Detention, a residency piece at the Metro arts Theatre, also performing at the Brisbane Powerhouse. She worked in 2014 with OzFrank Theatre Company and the Villanova Players. Karen published her first children’s book The Big Pineapple though Boolarong Press, and published her second book Wilbur the Optical Whale through Amazon.

In 2015 she performed her cabaret It’s Not Easy Being Green at QTC, travelled to Hawaii to perform and speak at the 2015 Pacific Rim International Conference for Disability and Diversity, and joined indelibility arts performing Look Mum, No Hands.  In 2016 Karen performed her cabaret again at Room to Play as well as Look Mum, No Hands with indelabilityarts, in 2017 her cabaret at the Anywhere Theatre Festival and Love Me with indelibility, and then in 2018 she performed both her cabaret and Look Mum, No Hands at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and her cabaret at the Anywhere Theatre Festival.  She also toured regional Queensland in 2018 with indelabilityarts’ two shows Love Me and Look Mum, No Hands. In 2019 a show adapted from her children’s book Wilbur the Optical Whale was written by her and staged by indelabilityarts. In 2020 indelabilityarts will take Wilbur to the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

General Admission – Cabaret Table Seating only
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show start time
COVID-Safe restrictions in place
Licensed Bar available in the venue

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