Jack Fitzgerald spent a lot of time in the education system seeking to define objective answers to life’s questions and distinguish good from bad. While this wasn’t necessarily productive, there are certainly worse ways in which to misspend your youth.
He now leads a plural, genderqueer existence embracing the idea that you can be both starving artist and latest smartphone user, both meaningful artist and attention-starved entertainer, and you can hold a valid opinion about a bottle of red wine even if you order a double bacon and cheese Whopper Value Meal straight afterwards.
A long-time advocate for LGBTQIA+ representation on-screen, as distinct from strictly queer-content, Jack strives to discuss his favourite social justice issues without ever really mentioning them. His creative screen production career has allowed him to do this from behind the lens, but a newfound desire to connect with community more directly, as well as contribute to new designs once 'the old walls' are torn down, makes Arts Front U30 an exciting opportunity.
Currently under-development is his long-time vision and exercise in upskilling, 'Into the Void: a Drag Queen Space Opera Like No Other'. A webseries set in the distant, post-gender, corporatopic future which attempts to pose - less the question ‘what if?’ – and more the question ‘what now?’
Jack lives in Collingwood with a partner, housemate, and a menagerie of 14 animals of various species and sizes, all of which are imaginary.