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Alana Valentine

ALANA VALENTINE

  

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Creative Representation, Australia  

Alana Valentine's work for Theatre engages with the authentic real-life stories and voices of Australian communities. In 2012 Walk a Mile in My Shoes was a sold out sensation at the 2012 Sydney Festival and moves on to the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival in March. Grounded, commissioned by atyp/Tantrum Theatre will be produced in May, 2012, based on interviews and workshops with Newcastle young adults and other community members about their experience of living in an Australian regional city and their memories of the grounding of the Panamax bulk carrier the Pasha Bulker on Nobby's Beach in 2007. Head Full of Love will be presented at the Queensland Theatre Company in July, 2012. Based at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, the play draws on interviews and involvement with the Pitjantjatjara women of the Central Desert mob, the Beanie Festival community, kidney dialysis workers, nurses and others based in Alice Springs. It was first presented at the Darwin Festival in 2010 then toured to Cairns and Alice. In 2011, Alana premiered three new plays. MP, at the Street Theatre in Canberra, based on interviews with Australian women politicians, their assistants, press gallery journalists and public servants working in the Australian democracy. Student Body was presented at Melbourne University, based on interviews with International students living and studying in Australia and Cyberbile about cyberbullying at PLC Croydon in Sydney. Her plays Parramatta Girls and Run Rabbit Run have been on the NSW HSC syllabus since 2010.

Research:    http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/9898

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        After Dinner         Barbara and the Camp Dogs         Beautiful Black Snake, The         Bennelong         Bones Of the Beast         Butterfly Dandy         Cold Light         Conjurers, The         Covenant         Cyberbile         Dead Man Broke         Doing Dawn         Ear To the Edge Of Time         Elderflowers         Eyes To the Floor         Glassy Eyed (the Glass Monologues)         Grounded         Head Full Of Love         Ladies Day         Lady Baritone         Lavender Bay         Letters to Lindy         Lost Illusions         Love Potions         Mapmaker's Brother, The         Medea 05         Modest Aussie Cozzie         MP         Multiple Choice         Ozone         Parramatta Girls         Prospectors, The         Ratticus and Reidar         Redfern Heights         Rot Gut         Row Of Tents         Run Rabbit Run         Savage Grace         Sex Act, The         Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah         She-Birds         Shudder         Singing the Lonely Heart         Southern Belle         Splendid Ruin         Spool Time         Story Of Anger Lee Bredenza, The         Student Body         Swallowing Communion         Swimming the Globe         Tales of Galileo         Tarantula         Titania's Boy         Tree Widows, The         Various Angels         Walk a Mile in My Shoes         Watermark         Whispering, The         Women, Power & Culture  then and Now



After Dinner

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1st Produced:
Parade Theatre Studio, Kensington, Nsw     20 Oct 2010

Organisations:
NIDA

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piece

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http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/87056

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Barbara and the Camp Dogs

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written by Alana Valentine and Ursula Yovich

1st Produced:
Belvoir Street Theatre, Surry Hills, NSW     02 Dec 2017

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Genre:
Musical Theatre

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/127099

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Beautiful Black Snake, The

Synopsis:
Inspired by the theological boldness and Dramatic poetry of John Milton's Paradise Lost, the Beautiful Black Snake is a contemporary retelling of the Torah, Bible and Qur'an story of the first humans, the temptation by a snake-borne Satan, and banishment from the Garden of Eden. Envisioning Satan's rejection as that of a spurned child/lover the work tracks Satan's attempts to get back into God's favour in a poetic, humorous and ultimately moving manner, its premise being that evil is a form of perverted love, its necessary inverse and compliment.

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1st Produced:
Parnassus Den     2010

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piece

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Bennelong

Synopsis:
Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. In a tumultuous time of Australias history, Bennelong and the Eora Nation transcended first contact, leaving us a legacy that is still so tangible in our 21st century. Bennelong highlights the extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy that led an Aboriginal community to survive a clash of cultures. This brand-new work is Bangarra at its best. In a unique Australian dance language, the company embraces history  celebrating the continuation of life and culture with the power, artistry and passion

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1st Produced:
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW     29 Jun 2017

Organisations:
Bangarra Dance Theatre

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/128348

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Bones Of the Beast

Synopsis:
A play for children about a boy who finds the bones of an ichthyosaur, a marine dinosaur, in a farmer's paddock and then struggles to have his discovery acknowledged. A play with songs about how children's achievements can be usurped by adults, and a lonely child who learns how to transform his world.

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Genre:
50 minutes duration One Act TYA

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  6 actors (with doubling)

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Butterfly Dandy

Synopsis:
Australia 1905. Local cabaret acts struggle against competition from American and British acts. MirabElla Martin is unable to get bookings - her pianist tells her that male impersonators are all the rage in Britain. At first she is very reluctant to dress and perform as a man - but when she does so she is a great success.

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1st Produced:
The Street Theatre Studio, Acton, Act     08 Jun 2005

Organisations:
Women on a Shoestring

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  Piano Accompanist

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/66651

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Cold Light

Cold Light
Here comes Edith Campbell Berry, fresh from International acclaim at the League of Nations, handsome British diplomatic husband in tow. Look out 1950's Canberra, she's on her way to the top. Or is she? The League was after all a failure, and hubby dear is a secret cross dresser and her long lost brother is a Communist agitator watched by a fledgling ASIO. Maybe those dreams of renewed diplomatic honour might take longer than she thinks to materialize. A lot longer. And so to be 'acceptable' she consults the Book of Crossroads, bungles her inner life, remarries badly, and compromises her career options. An epic story of national significance, Cold Light surveys the transformation of Australia from the post-WWII Menzies era to the mid-1970's Whitlam government and asks timely questions about Australia's relationship to women of vision and people of difference

Notes:
adapted by Alana Valentine from the novel by Frank Moorhouse

1st Produced:
The Street Theatre, Acton, ACT     04 Mar 2017

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/128375

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Conjurers, The

Synopsis:
Two magicians are touring their show along the Great Ocean Road of south-western Victoria. the further down the coast they travel, the more they are drawn into a mystical world of self-realisation and discovery about one another and the country around them. When the magicians assistant, Gala, begins to conjure out of the sea the ghost of a Sea Captain, whose ship was wrecked on rocks in 1845, the Drama becomes a life and death struggle between reality and illusion.

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1st Produced:
Beckett Theatre, Southbank, Vic     30 Apr 1997

Organisations:
Playbox Theatre Company (South Melbourne)

1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney
http://Australianplays.org/script/ASC-1616   

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/11759

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Covenant

Synopsis:
Three friends form a pact they will each steal something of importance from the religious houses of their three different faiths. This leads to conflict between the religious groups who blame each other for the thefts

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1st Produced:
Fairfield School Of Arts, Fairfield, Nsw     18 May 2005

Organisations:
Powerhouse Youth Theatre

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
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Genre:
TYA

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  9            Other:  with doubling

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/66564

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Cyberbile

Cyberbile
Commissioned by PLC Croydon, a Sydney high school, Cyberbile is a play about cyberbullying based on interviews with students from the school, their parents, teachers and professional counsellors. Working in collaboration with teachers at PLC Croydon, Cyberbile features a series of verbatim-based monologues chronicling the diversity of opinions and experience based around this provocative subject. Running through the play is a moving narrative of Oriana Matthews, who joins a school scheme to look at cyberbullying but ends up getting caught up in a web of abuse and suspicion. Using a theatrical metaphor around matadors and their bull-defying tactics the narrative of the play chronicles the unexpected results of a bullying attack. Is Oriana's best friend the one who has been bullying her? How will Oriana deal with the problem? Is the alarm around cyberbullying justified or is it all just an opportunity for more helicopter parenting interference? Cyberbile is a timely, provocative and surprisingly funny insight into contemporary teenagers experience of growing up in the glare of a glowing computer screen and a venom laden cursor. It's a candid, moving and sometimes shocking glimpse into the online world of today's teen generation which speaks from and to the hearts of a Australia's young adults. This is is a play for any parent who is worried about their child's relationship to the online community or any young person who wants to understand how to survive the bullying that technology can uniquely unleash.

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1st Produced:
Audrey Keown Theatre (Plc Croydon Sydney)     01 Dec 2012

Organisations:
Presbyterian college Sydney

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Music:
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Genre:
80 min verbatim theatre/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  1-12 figures (non-gender specific)

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Dead Man Broke

Synopsis:
In January 2003, a State Rail train travelling from Sydney to Port Kembla derailed just south of Waterfall station. Seven people were killed and dozens injured in what became known as the Waterfall train disaster. A Special Commission of Inquiry concluded that the accident could have been avoided if earlier safety warnings regarding the `deadman's emergency brake' had not been ignored. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of this tragic event, Merrigong is honoured to commission and produce this new work from critically-acclaimed playwright Alana Valentine. Using verbatim sources including the Inquiry transcript, as well as original text, the play explores the impact of this tragedy, not only on the individuals involved, but on the community as a whole. At the heart of the work is an acknowledgment of those who, after tragedies such as Waterfall, are brought in to counsel survivors and the families of victims. Through the words of these extraordinary individuals, the work explores profound questions about the nature of tragedy, offering a compassionate insight into the human condition. Dead Man Brake is ultimately an uplifting and powerful examination of human resilience in the face of tragedy.

Notes:
Playwright Alana Valentine developed Dead Man Brake from a short play she had written while studying at the Sydney theatre Company in 2003.

1st Produced:
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre     27 Aug 2013

Organisations:
Merrigong Theatre in Wollongong

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/script/ASC-1622   

Music:
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Genre:
90 min verbatim piece

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Doing Dawn

Synopsis:
Doing Dawn is the story of five young pilgrims who travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula for the anzAC Day commemorations. Based on interviews with actual travellers and Turkish soldiers, Doing Dawn is a searing confrontation of the babyboomer, anti-war rhetoric that has dominated recent debates about attendance of increasing numbers of young people to the site. Instead, Doing Dawn gives angry, poignant, confused and hilarious voice to the reasons for the pilgrims journeys, finding that the reasons young people go are as various as their diverse identities and politics. For some the initial imPulse is no more than the Big Day Out goes Turkey or an overseas gathering of ex-pat Aussie travellers. But once at the commemorations, something happens, not always predictable and sometimes even surreal, and identities are challenged, changed, and shifted by a confrontation with the past. Using direct address, theatrical time and reality shifts, songs, Drama and Turkish language, Doing Dawn is a cry to be heard from a generation who are more preached to than heard from. It is an often surprising, confronting and moving insight into the concerns of Australian young adults and, importantly, also gives voice to the Turks who host the event.

Notes:
Supported by Playwrighting Australia's Creative Development Studio

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http://Australianplays.org/   

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Genre:
120 min verbatim plus

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  Original cast 5 with doubling

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Ear To the Edge Of Time

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winner of the 5th STAGE International Script Competition for the best new play about science and technology 2012

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Elderflowers

Synopsis:
Elderflowers is based on interviews and research undertaken in Redfern and Waterloo with older residents, celebrating the wisdom and quirkiness of age. It has much to offer both those who generously gave of themselves as research participants and the wider community. Warm, funny and poignant, Elderflowers is a sassy look at life through the lens of older eyes and it reveals much about their invisible lives. Bullying by greedy, impatient children, neighbourly disputes, the absurdity of "the system" that hinders more than it helps - the characters emerge as the script spirals its way through anecdotes building up a mosaic-style impression of the older community. Elderflowers is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and adds to the connective tissue that binds the community together.

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Commissioned by A South Sydney Community Centre

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Commissioned by a South Sydney Community Centre

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Eyes To the Floor

Synopsis:
the girls at Parramata Training School riot. A new and even more authoritarian institute is set up for the ten worst girls. they are forced to lay concrete paths and then break them up and remake them. At all times they must keep their eyes to the floor and not speak to each other

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1st Produced:
Hay Gaol Museum, Hay, Nsw     26 Apr 2008

Organisations:
Outback Theatre for Young People

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
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Genre:
magic realism one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  7            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/82628

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Glassy Eyed (the Glass Monologues)

Synopsis:
Inspired by Wagga Wagga's astounding art glass collection, this is a series of monologues in which human nature is refracted through the many metaphorical aspects of glass. A man contemplates what he does not know of his mother as he holds one of her frosted glass vases. A teenage girl with spectacles describes how she torments and teases male commuters on her local railway station. A shop assistant who sells glass describes her life. A glass artist cuts it with an angle grinder. A woman visits the Glass museum in Murano.

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Genre:
15 monologues One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  3 performers or more

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Grounded

Grounded
It's not a weird obsession. It's a passion alright. It's not a strange, dangerous perversion. It's an interest. I have an interest. Remember those? Against the backdrop of one of the most intriguing events in Newcastle's recent history we meet Farrah, a teenager obsessed with the industrial port. It's a fascination none of the kids at school understand. It's fine to be interested in something, but take it too far and you're a total freak.When a storm forces the Pasha Bulker onto to Nobbys Beach, and the world's attention turns to the harbour she knows so well, all of Farrah's plans for the future become grounded in a confronting reality.

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1st Produced:
Playhouse Theatre, Newcastle     2011

Organisations:
Tantrum Theatre

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Genre:
90 min one act

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Male:  7            Female:  9            Other:  doubling possible

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Head Full Of Love

Synopsis:
Head full of Love draws a portrait of the relationships that develop at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. This renowned Central Australian event is an annual pilgrimage for women as diverse and distant at Anangu and Tjanpi weavers, and Western women from all over the world. As secrets are shared and struggles are faced, a tendril of trust begins to develop into an unlikely friendship and the distance between worlds diminishes.

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1st Produced:
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Nt     26 Jun 2010

Organisations:
Darwin Festival

1st Published:
Playlab Press   

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Genre:
piece

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  with doubling, 1 indigenous

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/84494

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Ladies Day

Ladies Day
It's Ladies Day at the Broome races and the divinely beautiful Mike is the toast of the track. But amongst the froth and festivity, a brutal act of violence reminds us that life is not just all swishy hemlines, debonair gents and fascinators galore. Alana Valentine is one of Australia's best playwrights. Known for her incredibly successful verbatim works, she takes her interviews and research with individuals and communities, and mixes them with a healthy dose of drama. The result is powerful, thought-provoking theatre in which the voices of her protagonists ring absolutely true. Alana spent months interviewing the gay community of Broome to create a play that asks questions about tolerance, isolation, love, hope and the right to have your story told. Griffin is proud to present the world premiere of Ladies Day - a vivid, richly evocative play with a big heart, directed by Darren Yap.

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Griffin Theatre company

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Genre:
LGBT full length

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  doubling possible

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/118232

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Lady Baritone

Synopsis:
A large cast, biographical Drama set in Sydney in the 30's, 40's and 50's. Cross-dressing, West-Indian performer Nellie Small sings up a storm through the eras of 6 o'clock closing, razor gangs and the Second World War as she negotiates her personal life with her professional career.

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Genre:
full length play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  up to 25 performers

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Lavender Bay

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shortlisted for 21012 Griffin Award

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Letters to Lindy

Letters to Lindy
The court case captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim - that the baby was taken by a dingo - denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the nation's prejudices laid bare. And in the eye of the storm: Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton. Over three decades, from baby Azaria's death to the final coroner's report, the public's fascination with Lindy seldom waned. The National Library holds a collection of more than 20,000 letters to Lindy. From sympathy to abuse, from marriage proposals to death threats, the correspondence traverses the gamut of responses to Lindy's story. Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence and interviews with Lindy herself. It is an enthralling, revealing, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation; a portrait of the wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother.

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1st Produced:
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, NSW     26 Jul 2016

Organisations:
Merrigong Theatre Company

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  ensemble

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/122754

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Lost Illusions

Synopsis:
Adapted from Balzac's novel, Lost Illusions is a cautionary tale - a dark parable about the snakes and ladders of life, a set of choices which all of us, especially young artists, confront. Balzac writes against the fashionable romanticism of his age, insisting that a focus on individualism and sentimentality fails to present a meaningful perspective on society. This aptation retains all the savage brutality of the original to draw a portrait of a judgmental, brutal, ambitious and competitive community which can both cripple and elevate its members.

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1st Produced:
Nida, Parade Playhouse, Sydney     21 Oct 2010

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Love Potions

Love Potions
Three stories of sexual seduction involving tea, wine and chocolate. A man and woman consummate a ten year old passion over a cup of tea. Two teenagers negotiate their first sexual experience over a glass of wine. A husband and wife understand their sexual stagnation because of a box of chocolates. But then there's the post-coital second act.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New Theatre (Sydney, N.S.W.)     04 Feb 2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Currency Press   

Music:
-

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full length play

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mapmaker's Brother, The

Synopsis:
Matthew Flinders and his brother Samuel are preparing to journey to the new British colony of New South Wales aboard "The Investigator". During their travels, Samuel makes a nuisance of himself by tearing Matthew's charts and not knowing what a sextant is. But, one stormy night, Samuel saves Matthew's life, and the relationship of the brothers is changed forever.

Notes:
Also commissioned by the ANMM, to Accompany the exhibition "Oceans Apart: the story of Ann And Matthew Flinders."

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

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http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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30 mins One Act TYA

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Medea 05

Synopsis:
a modern version of Euripides' classical tale of betrayal and revenge . . . relocated to 2005 with Medea vs Jason fighting it out in the Family Court of Australia

Notes:
Original Playwright - Euripides

1st Produced:
Perth Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Northbridge, Wa     31 Mar 2005

Organisations:
Black Swan Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/67562

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Modest Aussie Cozzie

Synopsis:
the Modest Aussie Cozzie is based loosely on a biography of Aheda Zanetti who invented the Muslim swimsuit the burkini swimsuit'. the play travels with Aheda through inspiration to fledgling production and gives a poignant insight into this little understood garment. the play interrogates the way the burkini swimsuit has become a symbolic flashpoint for the clash of religious freedom and secular democracy. When the burkini swimsuit is banned in France and Italy the play charts the torment and personal cost of misunderstanding and prejudice. A deeply affecting work the play is essentially about the struggle for identity, and the genius of creative ingenuity.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
St Ignatius' College, Riverview    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
60 min magic realism

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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-

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MP

Synopsis:
You've laughed along with the political satirists and you've enjoyed seeing the pollies taken down a peg or two by the cartoonists. You've joined in the chorus that accuses them of being trough feeders and dishonest, self-interested bastards. But what if you're wrong? Ever wonder if it's actually your cynicism and negativity toward our public representatives that is compromising one of the most high-functioning democracies in the Western world? MP. is a timely and provocative look at the experience of female politicians working as elected representatives in our parliaments. Based on extensive interviews with politicians as diverse as Julie Bishop, Tanya Plibersek, Judy Hopwood, Kay Hull, Kate Lundy and Vicki Dunne, the play looks behind the scenes at how they juggle their relationships with party colleagues, journalists, public servants, electoral constituents, staff advisors, friends and family members. What emerges is a fascinating series of moral dilEmmas faced by those trying to bring about change and those trying to stop them, those who know how to play the game and those who are simply ambitious for their own advancement. This is a fictional version of the inside scoop based on interviews with Annabel Crabb, Laura Tingle, Virginia Haussegger and a whole gaggle of public servants (who declined to be named!) MP. goes where no current affairs show or panel discussion dares to tread - deep into the messy emotional life of an MP. working in the snake pit of uneasy coalitions, public betrayals and knife-edge decisions that is Australian politics.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Street Theatre Canberra     01 Oct 2011

Organisations:
Street Theatre Canberra

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
satire

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  doubling possible

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-

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Multiple Choice

Synopsis:
A play suitable for youth-theatre production. the narrative is of a 17-year-old girl called Gillian Todd. the play traces Gillian's growing awareness of a problem in her ability to control her alcohol consumption. Using music, mime, puppetry and mask work the play Dramatises the experience of adolescence through a street-wise, witty, and sympathetic protagonist

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Wharf Studio     01 Jul 1985

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
play One Act TYA

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/12578

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Ozone

Ozone
A contemporary Drama of life, death, and world changing deals. For four Australians flying home, the presence of an American Professor of AtmosphEric Chemistry on the flight inspires desperate action and compelling revelations. Can the human race be saved from the worst excesses of environmental pollution, or are we stripped more by the pain of love than anything the sun can do? Set against a surreal landscape, this play traces the lives of five characters through a maze of comedy and treachery. It reveals the need for 'personal ozone' in a world where lives spiral out of control and the heart is the most vulnerable organ of all.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Brisbane Festival    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Full-Length 100 mins Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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-

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Parramatta Girls

Parramatta Girls
the inmates of Girls Training School, Parramatta had about as hard an upbringing as you can get in Australia. But theirs is also one of the great untold stories of making good in tough times. Based on the testimony of dozens of GTS old-girls, this vibrant new play is a joyous and harrowing Dramatisation of the experiences of eight inmates and their reunion forty years later. Interspersed with song and storytelling, this is a tribute to mischief and humour in the face of hardship and inequality. "Upwards of, and possibly more than 500,000 Australians experienced care in an orphanage, Home or other form of out-of-home care during the last century. As many of these people have had a family it is highly likely that every Australian either was, is related to, works with or knows someone who experienced childhood in an institution or out-of-home care environment" ~ Forgotten Australians, Senate Committee Report, August 2004

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Belvoir Street Theatre, Surry Hills, Nsw     26 Jul 2004

Organisations:
the 2004 Winter Play Reading Series

1st Published:
Currency Press, Australia, 2008   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  8            Other:  3 Indigenous 5 non-Indigenous

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http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/66661

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Prospectors, The

Synopsis:
Commissioned by the Australian National Maritime Museum to accompany the exhibition 'Gold Rush: the Australian Experience'. Set in 1854, the play begins aboard the 'Julia Ann' as the ship heads from Sydney to the Victorian goldfields. the characters are two miners, one a seasoned prospector, Stan, has come from the Californian fields to seek his fortune in Australia, the other, Frank, is an Aussie 'new chum' fresh to the prospecting game. they forge a partnership to seek for gold but when they arrive on the goldfields, the Ballarat Reform League rebellion draws Frank into the Eureka Stockade and puts a strain on their relationship that won't be resolved till the violence is over. A highly entertaining play about mateship and the relationship between the American and Australian goldrushes, for eight to twelve year olds.

Notes:
Nominated for An AWGIE Award 2001 in the Category Young People's theatre

1st Produced:
Wharf 2, Walsh Bay, Nsw     08 Aug 2005

Organisations:
Monkeybaa/STC, ANMM

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
30 mins One Act TYA

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/67323

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Ratticus and Reidar

Synopsis:
Meet the residents who lived alongside the soldiers and convicts in the Hyde Park Barracks - the rats! Ratticus is the most cunning rat in the pack and when Reidar, a Norweigian brown rat arrives fresh off the prison hulk, it's Ratticus who shows him how to survive by nibbling at the convicts toes. An action packed, rat's eye-view of the Barracks that's packed full of songs, dance and laughs for all ages.You'll be amazed by how much those wily rats can tell us about life in the early setttlement!

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Hyde Park Barracks    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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40 min TYA

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 actors, either gender

Further Reference:
-

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Redfern Heights

Synopsis:
A sound poem about life in the notorious inner city suburb of Redfern. Narrated by a resident of the troubled neighbourhood, Redfern Heights tells the story of Odile Merton, whose bag is snatched by Scott Gethsemani, and of Margaret Dobbie who is struck by a hit and run driver. Bringing them together and trying to solve both crimes is Constable Inkster of the local police. Redfern Heights is a moving, musical and eerily prescient insight into the realities of poverty and neglect that many inner-city Australians still face every day. (Available as either stage or radio play.)

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
30 mins poetic radio or stage

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Rot Gut

Synopsis:
When Jacqueline's brother Vince complains of a stomach ache, Jacq does what any good sister would - she magically sends herself inside his body to find out what the problem is! Will she escape the clutches of the patrolling white blood cells? Will she get any sense out of the singing DNA strands? Will his heart know what's wrong? And who is the black dagger who lives in his stomach? An hilarious and very moving adventure of epic imaginative proportions about what really makes children unhappy and how two siblings find a deep and lasting connection with each other.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
TYA

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  2 non-gender specific

Further Reference:
-

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Row Of Tents

Synopsis:
A hit at the New York Fringe Festival in 2001, this hilarious comedy is set in the excruciating intimacy of an Australian camp ground. Four different characters, played with virtuoso transformations by two actors, come together in a campsite near the Red Centre. When a bored-with-each-other heterosexual couple start taking sex tips from a lascivious lesbian, disaster ensues and the married woman retreats to the camp of a friendly gay male couple. From then on it's mayhem and no-one escapes being made fun of, satirised and told a few home truths about themselves and their lifestyle. A comedy with something to say about life, love and sexuality.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Old Fitzroy Hotel Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Nsw     21 Sep 2001

Organisations:
Tamarama Rock Surfers

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/20041

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Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run
To streamline the rugby championship league the organisers decide to drop one of the clubs. they choose one of the oldest and winners of more championships than any other. they then face a battle for the reinstatement of the team

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Belvoir Street Theatre, Surry Hills, Nsw     08 Jan 2004

Organisations:
Company B Belvoir

1st Published:
Currency Press   

Music:
-

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Genre:
2 Act 150 mins Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  with doubling

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/60161

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Savage Grace

Savage Grace
When an American HIV specialist doctor, Dr Tex Clark, visits an Australian hospital, part of his residency is spent with a bioethics Professor, Robert Bavaro. Although the two clash over ethical issues especially surrounding euthanasia, a passionate love affair based on humour and honesty develops between them. As Dr Clark moves increasingly toward the prospect of assisting the suicide of one of his terminally ill patients, the stakes escalate, threatening both their careers and shifting the moral ground under them. A play which asks the question,"Is it possible to love someone with whom you profoundly and completely disagree?"

Notes:
Winner of the Rodney Seaborne Playwrights Award

1st Produced:
The Space, Adelaide, Sa     25 Oct 2000

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
full length play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 actors, non-gender specific (may be played by 2 men, 2 women, or 1 man and 1 woman)

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/102849

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Sex Act, The

Synopsis:
Two university law students, Marlowe and Neil, decide to turn one of their degree assignments into a play about the passing of the 1984 Sex Discrimination Act. they recruit another student, Olga, who is intensely hostile towards feminists and sees the whole thing as a wonderful way to send up the generation she calls 'gender terrorists'. As the assignment progresses, their own personal flaws, feelings, contradictions and problems in regard to their personal relationships are revealed, and their understanding and estimation of the achievements of the legislation changes. But for Olga, who keeps being visited by a pesky Germaine Greer in her dreams, the process reveals unpleasant truths about herself and her lover and propels her toward a change that is both irrevocable and life-changing. Intercut with these scenes of the young adults in the present, are Dramatised scenes of the passage of the legislation involving all the historical participants in the real-life Drama - Senator Susan Ryan, representatives of the group Women Who Want to Be Women, Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Opposition Spokesman Ian McPhee, and others. A timely examination of the struggles of feminism in a 'turkey slapping' 21st Century and a confrontation of Australia as the only country in the Western world without a constitutionally guaranteed Bill of Rights.

Notes:
Commissioned by the STC Blueprints Programme

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
120 min naturalism meets magic realism

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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-

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Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah

Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah
What do you do when you profoundly disagree with someone you love? Wearing a hijab is a touchstone of religious identity, but it is also imbued with a complex array of historical and contemporary meanings. In Alana Valentines new play, the cultural meaning of the hijab has become a wedge between generations. At the heart of Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah is the relationship between an aunt and her niece. Both devout Muslims, the younger woman wants to put on a headscarf, the older woman tries to dissuade her. For Aunt Sarrinah, the hijab represents a world from which she has escaped; for her niece, Shafana, it is a personal statement of renewed faith. Alana Valentine has written a startling meditation on the clash between individual freedom and community reaction and, as academic Christina Ho acclaims, ' a quietly insightful intervention that portrays what media headlines never can; the multiple meanings of the headscarf for Muslim women'

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Nsw     08 Aug 2009

Organisations:
Alex Buzo Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
one act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/82081

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She-Birds

Synopsis:
the story of an Australian woman in London, the two Australian celebrity chefs she lives with, and a love affair with a British museum guard, Jamie, who guards the famous Lycian tomb of the Harpies in the British museum. A story of unresolved sibling rivalries in the shadows of unreconciled cultural histories.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
Commissioned by the Playbox Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
full length play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Shudder

Synopsis:
A short play about the erotic possibilities of vomiting.

Notes:
part of the Queer Fringe, Shudder / the Reunion / Kaleidoscope / the Swelling, an odd collection of playlets- apart from 'the Reunion' not very queer, and apart from 'shudder' not very fringe

1st Produced:
Lookout Theatre, Woollahra, Nsw     05 Feb 1995

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
8 min play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/24306

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Singing the Lonely Heart

Singing the Lonely Heart
the story of Carson McCullers from small town girl to major novelist

Notes:
part of New Directions 2006

1st Produced:
New Theatre, Newtown, Nsw     19 Jul 2006

Organisations:
New Theatre

1st Published:
Currency Press   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/69343

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Southern Belle

Synopsis:
A portrait of an individual genius growing up in small-town America. Based on the early life of Southern writer Carson McCullers, (remembered primarily for her novel "the Heart is a Lonely Hunter"), Southern Belle is an investigation of the nature of creativity and the yearning to belong. During the play Carson travels to New York, and achieves literary success with her first novel, but something always draws her back to her Southern home, some desire for approval from the people who once rejected her.

Notes:
Winner of the 1994 Australian National Playwrights Centre/New Dramatists Award

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-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Full-Length 100 mins Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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-

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Splendid Ruin

Synopsis:
A thriller set in Macau and Australia. the play is about an Australian woman, Jade Manahan, who falls in love with a Chinese flight attendant. When Jade finds out from her mother Lola that there is a possibility that she has Mecanese heritage of her own, she moves to Macau to live with her new lover. But she is not the only one for whom secrets of identity prove a painful reality. An erotic affair is the context for a Drama about the hidden histories of nations, individuals, and families.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
full length play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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-

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Spool Time

Synopsis:
It is Federal Election time and like all of us, Riley Calasso has to vote. She is streetwise, maternal, conservative and reclusive. One woman, four personas caught in a treacherous web of fear and confusion, wrestling with the internal self. This funny, topical, sharp and sexy show has been written especially to show off the talents of a virtuoso female performer. Which Riley will get the vote? What scheming and fighting will there be before one of her selves wins the right to do so? A political thriller about personal choice.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
The Space, Adelaide, Sa     1998

Organisations:
Adelaide Festival Centre

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue/s 70 mins

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/76844

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Story Of Anger Lee Bredenza, The

Synopsis:
Anger Lee is a brilliant young musician. Five years ago she left her baby daughter with her mother while she went to Vienna to further her studies. Now she's come back and she wants her baby, but the baby isn't so easy to find. A haunting play about the generative power of the Australian inland, this play was the recipient of the 1989 NSW State Literary Award for Radio in its original conception as a radio play.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
1 act 40 min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Student Body

Synopsis:
Fon is a student who has come to Australia for a university education. So have Kai Chai and Aditya and Song Yi. All of them are seeking an encounter with the freedoms and opportunities provided by a Western democracy - sexual freedom, political freedom and personal self-determination. Student Body is an intriguing, surprising and rollicking insight into the experiences of four international students as they each encounter their own terrifying and seductive dragons - immigration officials, home-stay mothers, University counsellors and Australian lovers. Not only is Australia a very different place than they expected, the opposition from the freedoms they seek come as much from the cultural baggage they are all carrying as it does from their current residence. What will they sacrifice to secure a skilled migration visa? What, or who, among them can threaten that possibility? As they play a high-stakes game of chance with their futures, who will care if they stay or go?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Boobook Theatre, Melbourne     2010

Organisations:
National Play Festival

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
80 min Verbatim, Magic Realism

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  Either plays about 7 roles

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-

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Swallowing Communion

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
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Swimming the Globe

Synopsis:
A journalist Mark Monroe contrives to bring two athletes together, their lives are set to change forever

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1st Produced:
Mission Theatre, Newcastle, Nsw     21 Aug 1996

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1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney,    

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One Act TYA

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/28397

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Tales of Galileo

Synopsis:
the three short plays are called, collectively, Tales of Galileo. Commissioned by the Sydney Observatory, these three plays are conversations between Galileo Galilei and Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Caroline Herschel about astronomy and the politics of science that challenges religious orthodoxies. the visionary Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher Galileo speaks disbelievingly with renowned English naturalist Darwin about his theory of natural selection. He inspires Isaac Newton to discover the laws of motion and is finally persuaded by Caroline Hershel, the first English woman to officially make her living as an astronomer, that women can also be remarkable, perceptive and highly accurate chroniclers of the magnificent heavens.

Notes:
three plays: Observation, Revolution And A Leap Of Faith

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1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

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30 min Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Tarantula

Synopsis:
Narcissistic, impervious to criticism, and a pathalogical liar. Scandalous, bigamous, and the ruination of royalty. Countess, dancer and actress. the most generous, most willful, and most self-obsessed woman of her generation was Lola Montez. 'tarantula' picks up her story on July 8, 1856, when returning to San Francisco from an exhausting and scandal filled Australian tour, Lola's lover, Noel Folland, disappeared from the deck of the Jane A Falkenburg and was never seen again, presumed drowned. Using the conceit of a play within a play, 'tarantula' traces the story of Lola's life to unlock the mystery of this tragic disappearance, by having a contemporary actress making a play about her hero Lola. Set alternatively in a rehearsal room where the play is being made, and in flashback to Lola's world, the play is an hilarious and thought-provoking examination of the battle of the sexes - both from an historic and contemporary point of view. Erotic, passionate and very funny, this is a play which asks questions about just how much and in what way women's power had changed in the intervening years between Lola and our contemporary heroine, Gina and provides the opportunity for a virtuoso performance both from the gently aging 'Lola' and her ardent young suitor.

Notes:
Presented As part of Griffin's Searchlight Program

1st Produced:
King Street Theatre, 644 King Street, Newtown, Australia     10 Oct 2012

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90 min one act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Titania's Boy

Synopsis:
With his parents constantly fighting a teenage boy retreats into his own fantasy world populated by Oberon and Titania and the other fairies

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1st Produced:
Riverina Playhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW     30 Jul 2003

Organisations:
Riverina Theatre Company

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

Music:
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Genre:
2 Act 150 mins Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/21816

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Tree Widows, The

Synopsis:
Up on the Queen's Domain is a quiet jewel in Hobart's history. An avenue of memorial trees, planted after WW1, by relatives and friends of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in that terrible conflict. The Tree Widows tells the stories of not just the soldiers whose trees are on the Soldier's Memorial Avenue but gives a surprising glimpse into the families, relatives, friends and members of the general public who have a connection to this contemplative, beautiful place. Moving with the performers from tree to tree along the Avenue, these monologues are an engaging, funny, and deeply moving way to see a place you may think you know in an entirely new way - a way to breathe in the past through your own city. The Tree Widows is a unique Tasmanian piece of theatre that celebrates why families today continue to lovingly care for this place of memory and meaning.

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1st Produced:
Soldiers Memorial Avenue, Queens, Hobart     06 Apr 2016

Organisations:
Tasmanian Theatre Co

1st Published:
-   

Music:
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Genre:
site specific 120 min

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Various Angels

Synopsis:
Set in the lively and extravagant urban subculture of an early 90's dance party, is the story of a love triangle between a young woman, her unreconstructed feminist guardian, and an elusive male object of desire. Also fanning the flames of the Drama are a transsexual in crisis and a drug-addled thug called Vince. Betrayal, seduction, dysfunction in the chaos of bodies grooving and music thumping.

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Genre:
play One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Synopsis:
Some of Australia's most acclaimed female Indigenous singer/songwriters join together with their sisters from New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in a powerful symbolic collaboration. Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a combination of spoken word poetry, storytelling and song. More than a concert, the show is a cultural experience and intimate disclosure about the lives of these talented performers and about finding commonality and strength in culture and language, as well as showcasing the phenomenal voices of the troupe.

Notes:
Barefoot Divas are a group of funny, cheeky and uplifting women who can sometimes take their commentary on the contemporary music industry just that little bit too far. Provocative, hilarious, moving and insightful, Walk a Mile in My Shoes seeks to fulfill an audience's desire for authentic, deeply-felt entertainment that will inspire and resonate with anyone interested in contemporary song writing and musical expression.

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
Barefoot Divas

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-   

Music:
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Watermark

Synopsis:
Watermark is a chronicle of both the physical, psychological and financial devastation of the flood in the northern territory town of Katherine, Australia on 26 January 1998. Based on written and oral testimony from flood survivors, the play evokes the power and torment of flood damage in a small town the tensions and grief, the friendships and kindnesses, the fears and losses. Uplifting, moving and funny, Watermark is a testament to both the fragility and the endurance of a community in times of hardship.

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1st Produced:
Reading, Civic Centre, Katherine, Nt     21 Aug 2010

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-

1st Published:
http://Australianplays.org/   

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Genre:
80 min poetic Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  Large amount of characters, doubling envisioned but not necessary

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http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/84466

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Whispering, The

Synopsis:
Promise Krimmer, 24, makes a community television documentary about 'birdcallers', people who can perfectly imitate the calls of a variety of Australian birds. But what starts as a humorous send up, soon shifts into a contemplation of the connections between language and wilderness and spirit particular to Australians. When Promise is invited to showcase these ideas at a TV Conference in America, her ambition entangles her in a nightmare Drama of her own making and she must confront what truly whispers both in herself and the ever shrinking forests of the natural world, in order to redeem herself. A play about learning to listen again.

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1st Produced:
Read At The Australian National Playwrights Conference, Australian National University, Acton, Act     03 May 2002

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Genre:
full length play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/31621

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Women, Power & Culture  then and Now

Synopsis:
Women, Power and Culture: then and Now will explore the role of women in Australian society from a diverse number of complex, enlightening and amusing perspectives. Over a two week season in repertory, audiences will journey from the past to the present on a celebration of the role women have played in the cultural development of this country and her influence in the political arena. This project continues New theatre's commitment to fostering new Australian writing with a unique take on the role of women in our community through the eyes of a number of talented Australian playwrights.

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1st Produced:
New Theatre Sydney     26 Oct 2011

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1st Published:
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piece

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