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Christopher Johnson

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

  

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Cameron Creswell Agency  

Christophers play 'The Young Tycoons' recently sold out two seasons at the Darlinghurst Theatre. His previous plays at the Darlinghurst include 'Backpacker!' (short-listed for the 2004 Phillip Parsons Young Playwright of the Year Award); 'Barnesy, The Harbour and You' (2003, return season in 2004) and 'The Dog Logs' (2001, return season in 2002), which went on to multiple productions around the country and ultimately an Australian tour. Christopher came second on Project Greenlight Australia 2006. His screenplay 'The Guests' was shortlisted for the 2006 inaugural TropFest Feature Program. He was assistant director to Gale Edwards on 'The White Devil' (STC), to Richard Wherrett on 'Cabaret' (Gordon/Frost) and has directed 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Macbeth', 'Othello', 'The Conduct of Life' and 'American Buffalo' among others. He graduated from the NIDA Directing Course in 1997.

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below is a list of Christopher Johnson's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Backpacker!         Barnesy, The Harbour And You         Borys the Rottweiler         Dog Logs, The         La La Land         Whenever I Fall At Your Feet         Young Tycoons, The



Backpacker!

Synopsis:
When young Sydney bankers Phil and Phoebe and their friend Jasper, a debt collector, head off to the Coogee Bay Hotel, it is only in the hope of having a little fun and maybe for Jasper to pick up a backpacker for the evening. Instead they meet Corisande, a young english traveller whose beauty and charm entrances them all. Before long, Corisande is living with Phil and Phoebe, the perfect housemate. . . and source of everyone's desire. as sexual tension mounts among the group, suddenly their world is spun on its axis by the arrival of Corisande's brother Clive, whose dangerous presence comes to threaten their entire existence. a fast-paced comedy thriller for adults.

Notes:
Shortlisted for the Phillip Parsons Young Playwright of the Year Award 2004

1st Produced:
Darlinghurst Theatre Sydney    2003

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1st Published:
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Genre:
Comedy Thriller 75 min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Barnesy, The Harbour And You

Synopsis:
Set in the pubs, offices, gyms and apartments of inner-city Sydney, and then on a cruise on Sydney Harbour, Barnesy, the Harbour and You takes a hilarious and very provocative look at modern urban relationships. Infidelity, lust, lies and prohibited substances all add to the rapid-fire wit of this ultra fast-paced, cinematic comedy.

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1st Produced:
Darlinghurst Theatre Sydney    2003

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1st Published:
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Genre:
Adult relationship comedy 75 min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Borys the Rottweiler

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Sydney Fringe Festival Big Competition For Little Plays    2000

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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Dog Logs, The

Synopsis:
ten monologues by dogs brought vividly to life by three actors and a live musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, each one has a twist in the tail! Not just for dog lovers, the Dog Logs ultimately takes a look at what it means to be human.

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1st Produced:
La Mama Etc. Melbourne    2001

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Genre:
Comedy 70 min

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La La Land

Synopsis:
When Terry Swanton gains art-house kudos for his small Australian independent film, he gets summoned to Los Angeles by Jimmy Fleishberg, the Greatest Independent Movie Producer In Hollywood. Jimmy's got Big Ideas for Terry's new screenplay, and La La Land is a crazy place. Nutty foreign directors, egotistical cult-ridden movie stars, drug dealers with three-picture development deals and abandoned aussie TV actors are just part of Terry's sometimes absurd journey into the dream factory known as La. (Los Angeles).' Source: www.darlinghursttheatre.com - Information extracted from austLit: http://www.austlit.edu.au

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1st Produced:
Darlinghurst Theatre    2008

Organisations:
Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Spooky Duck Productions

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Whenever I Fall At Your Feet

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1st Produced:
NYC    1995

Organisations:
Phantom Limbs

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Young Tycoons, The

Synopsis:
Trevor and Kim are two young men on the verge of being handed more wealth, power and prestige than is commonly imaginable - but can they handle it? Or is there truth in the old adage: the first generation acquires it, the second generation builds it. . . and the third generation f**ks it up! Watch and laugh as fortunes are risked, secrets exposed, unspeakable acts performed and lives ruined. . . and feel a whole lot better about your own position on the rich and powerful list. Topical, scandalous, very, very funny - and soooo Sydney. Greed is the new black.

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Organisations:
Presented by DTC and Spooky Duck Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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