SUMMER Hill actor Eliza Scott is exploring what it means to 'be yourself' in 2017.
Using the facade of child beauty pageants, she delves into the darker side of our current digital reality.
"Blackstrap Molasses is the uncut side of Honey Boo Boo Child," says Eliza whose last Fringe Festival Show 'Unend' was voted Best Emerging Artist in 2015.
"It's my first solo performance art piece. It explores the age-old alchemical search for gold - how can we turn ourselves into the prize piece if the only tool we have is the media?
"Can you create beauty from illusion? We are using technology, social media, music and creating durational moments to take the audience on the journey to Honey Boo's magnum opus."
Eliza is collaborating with Jes Dalton and Sam Trotman, (Fragments of I Am) and the show is directed by Jess Arthur (Unend, RAUSCH).
This year, Sydney Fringe Festival is using the Erskineville Town Hall as an emerging artist venue with two stages and a bar.
Blackstrap Molasses will be performed in the intimate venue, 'The Spare Room', from 8.30pm, September 19-23. Tickets are limited and cost $25/$20 (conc). To buy tickets, visit the Sydney Fringe Festival website and search for Blackstrap Molasses: https://sydneyfringe.com/buy-tickets-2017