Giovanni Boccaccio was a 14th century Italian writer whose 700th birthday was in 2013. In 2013, Brown Univesity in Rhode Island held a competition for modern day adaptations of his short stories/novellas. My futuristic Los Angeles adaptation of two young men having to carry a dead death metal singer across a treacherous city in order to win the love of a fussy princess finished second. Now, the play will be performed on July 28th and July 30th at the Art of Adaptation Festival in Chicago. Directed by former Brisbane, now Chicago-based theatre director, Bec Willett. More information on the festival can be found at this link: http://www.citylit.org/art-of-adaptation-festival
Well-known and highly versatile Melbourne actor Dennis Coard has added Australia’s Oldest Man to a series of short plays he will be performing as part of La Mama’s 50th birthday celebrations. Coard’s show is entitled ‘In Search of the Lost Coard’ and it’s a presentation of his best work over a number of years. The performances are all @ 7pm on Sunday 23rd, Mon 24th and Tues 25th of July @ the La Mama Courthouse. Tickets can be purchased through http://www.lamama.com.au or by calling (03) 93476142.
Australia’s Oldest Woman, the sequel to Australia’s Oldest Man, finds Katya at 124 years old, banned from nightclubs and looking for love online while her butler takes a much needed holiday. Performed by Clara Francesca and directed by Timothy McCown Reynolds, the duo reverse roles for this piece. First show is 9.30pm Sat July 15 and the second performance is 2.30pm on July 16 @ the Jewel Box Theater Manhattan.
Over the past eighteen, in collaboration with actor Caroline Ferguson, we’ve developed a fun and energetic show about the fashion designer, 1970s TV star and cabaret singer, Jeanne Little. A one-woman show featuring stories from Jeanne’s life and also utilizing plenty of famous songs from the 60s and 70s, the show is now up and running and will be performed at many aged care facilities throughout Melbourne and beyond in 2017. If you’d like to come and see the show at one of these facilities or book it in somewhere, please contact me: email@example.com or call 0429235751 – you’ll just love it dahlins!
In The Mens starring Sydney actor, Ben Maclaine and Melbourne actor Ben Grant is a collection of comedic and dramatic monologues examining generations of the Australian male psyche. The original production at the Tap Gallery in Sydney in late 2008 was one of the most enjoyable and artistically fulfilling journeys I’ve ever been on. Half of the pieces have been retained from that production, and four more recent pieces have been added. Ben Maclaine journeys to Melbourne to return to various roles. From jockeys addicted to cheesecake to exhausted stockbrokers falling asleep on the Geelong Rd, In The Mens looks at men from all walks of life.
Ben Grant and I will be on Richard Watts’ SmartArts on 3RRR on Thursday April 13 @ 10am talking about the production. I will then be on 3AW with Denis Walter the same day at 2PM continuing the conversation.
More news soon… soon.
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie will be presented for three free community performances. Bookings are not required, but please be at venues 15 minutes prior to starting times for seating purposes. The three shows are:
Wed March 15th (1pm) – Monash Medical Centre, Level 2, Lecture Theatre 1, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton. Enquiries: emily Manning or Gihan Sadek – Tel: 99288741
Wed March 15th (8pm) – Chelsea Activity Hub, 3-5 Showers Ave, Chelsea – Tel: 97739735
Thurs March 16th (8pm) – Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre, 31b Marcus Rd, Dingley Village – Tel: 95581866
Please come along to these performances at no cost! Supper and a Q and A afterwards at the evening performances.
Email enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org