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AUSTRALIAN STORIES IN THE MAKING – 10 NEW WORKS IN 10 WEEKS

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Some plays contain course language and adult themes

We are super excited to present our season of new works. These are staged/performed readings with audio and lighting provision. It’s new, it’s Australian. It’s on a Sunday…and as an audience member – YOU get to vote what’s on our season next year. Two of these works will be developed and presented in 2017 with the support of the Regional Arts Fund (Regional Arts Victoria). It’s 10 directors, 40 actors – who knows what will happen..but you get to see these works in the making.

 

We would like to officially welcome 10 great writers to the team – some returning faces and some new ones.

JEFF

Written by Tom Pritchard

Directed by Shannen Alyce

Performance Date: 2 October 2016

A boy, a polar bear and a penguin are stranded on an iceberg. Discover what brought them here and how they’ll leave this cruel world behind.

 

Reading 2

SURVIVAL

Written by Allee Richards

Performance date: 9 October 2016

I’d love if we could just hold hands and do yoga and understand, but this isn’t like that because this is a fucking nightmare.

 

Reading 3

BOAT PEOPLE

Written by Joanna Griffiths

Performance date: 16 October 2016

Bob and Shirley are stranded on a desert island.

The tide is rising and the other are coming.

 

Reading 4

**Double Bill**

BOOMERANG & AFTERMATH

Performance date: 30 October 2016 (note week jump due to main show at space)

 

BOOMERANG

Written by Michael Lill

“I get so close to the edge that not even fear knows what to do with me.”

 

The play explores the formative events of four people living in a small country town and the tensions that exist between personal identity and the notion of ‘community’.

 

AFTERMATH

Written by Kylie Rackham

When strangers come together to assist at a roadside tragedy, they are forced to decide whether their responsibility is to the living or the dead. Despite their differences, or maybe because of them, this tragedy binds them together and makes it difficult for them to walk away.

 

Reading 5

BROTHERLY

Written by Dominic Weintraub

Performance Date: 6 November 2016

It’s that moment when you don’t know how to be a man, but you can’t be a boy.

 

Reading 6

REWIND

Written by Maura Pierlot

Performance date: 13 November 2016

Scrapbooking the life of a mysterious elderly relative unleashes a storm of conflicting memories, dangerous lies and dark secrets, forcing three generations of women to discover who they are and what they mean to each other.

 

Reading 7

CREMATION

Written by Adrian Del Re (U25)

Performance Date: 20 November 2016

When Cassie and Charlie start boxing everything up before their big move, it seems their father’s ghost is the only thing that won’t get into his Pandora’s box.

 

Reading 8

THULA THULA

Written by Jeni Bezuidenhout

Performance Date: 27 November 2016

INFO TO COME

 

Reading 9

PLEASANT ISLAND

Written by Jason John Cheetham

Performance Date: 4 December 2016

A play about human livability.

A play for leaders.