Olympian cabaret artist scores crowd-funding gold

The Australian diver’s campaign to raise funds for his inaugural cabaret show made over $5000 in six hours.

Photo by John McRae

Australian diver and Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham is set to make his debut as a cabaret performer in 2014, with an original show based on his recent autobiography, Twists and Turns.

Funding for the show has been raised through the crowd-sourcing platform Pozible, with unprecedented success.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts