ritically acclaimed cult spoken word star, cabaret songstress and obsessive compulsive diva Amy Bodossian is a raw, eccentric and totally unique Australian performer who’s been captivating audiences for over ten years with her distinctive mix of song, spoken word, comedy and personal revelations. She’s also an actor who is represented by Australia’s leading talent agency, Profile Talent Management.
Born into the culturally fertile landscape of Adelaide – home of the true eccentric – Bodossian studied drama at Flinders Uni, majoring in the gutter and the stars. She quickly became an underground spoken word legend with her raw, poignant, and often absurd style of performance poetry. In 2008 she won the SA Young Women Writers’ Award.
Since moving to the cultural wonderland of Melbourne in 2009 she has appeared on ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Please Like Me, performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, the Falls Festival, The Big Day Out, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Fringe, The Adelaide Fringe, the Apollo Bay Writers Festival, Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival, and headlined all of Melbourne’s major poetry events. Last year she won the Melbourne Spoken Word Convenors Choice Award.
Her highly acclaimed 2011 Adelaide Fringe show, Phlegm Fatale, received rave reviews and packed houses, and sold out at the Cabaret Fringe. Her 2012 Fringe show, Exhibit Amy, also garnered rave reviews, and her show Salvation Amy enjoyed a critically acclaimed season at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe, and a packed season at The Melbourne Fringe Hub in 2016.
In addition to her solo cabaret work, Amy’s diversity and passion has taken on many incarnations over the years – her absurdest pop duo, The Bad Father, were nominated for a Green Room Award in 2009, and her comic alter ego, Graaahm, starred in the sell out Adelaide Fringe and MICF comedy hit, DOODA. Graaahm has become a cult favourite at events and festivals, including Melbourne’s famous Village Festival, and was interviewed on Channel 31’s ‘Comic Box.’
As a stage actress Amy toured schools with CNS Shakespeare company in 2008 and received rave reviews for her portrayals of Helena, Ophelia, and the Nurse in their 2009 Fringe shows.
Amy launched her long awaited book, Wide Open, in 2016, and her newest show, ‘Don’t Worry, I’ve Got It Covered’ enjoyed a sell out season at the 2017 Adelaide Fringe, and will be unleashed onto Melbourne Fringe audiences this year!
– THE ADVERTISER
There isn’t a pigeonhole in existence that could possibly hold Amy Bodossian. No warning, no apologies.
– FINGER MAGAZINE
– THE SCOTSMAN
Confronting, poignant and erotic. Empowering the women and illuminating the men.
– GLAM ADELAIDE