AUSTRALIAN STORIES IN THE MAKING – 10 NEW WORKS IN 10 WEEKS
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOOMERANG & AFTERMATH
Performance date: 30 October 2016 (note week jump due to main show at space)
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Written by Jeni Bezuidenhout
Performance Date: 27 November 2016
INFO TO COME
Written by Jason John Cheetham
Performance Date: 4 December 2016
A play about human livability.
A play for leaders.