The Hold Up around the world

It was a crazy summer here in Canberra (and for most of Australia), but now that the bushfires, hail, floods, and drought have settled down, I thought it was time I update the blog with some production news about my short play The Hold Up.

Put simply, it’s had a cracker of a run!

In February this year, it appeared in Short+Sweet UAE in Dubai. It was directed by The Company and produced by StudioRepublilk and featured actors Tanvi Damani, Walid Abla and Rik Aby.

The Hold Up at The New American Theatre Festival of One Act Plays 2019

In November and December of 2019, it was part of The New American Festival of New One Act Plays in Los Angeles. There it was directed by Jack Stehlin and featured Brendan Brandt, Don Harvey​, and Bruce Nozick.

In October 2019, it had a run in the first-ever Short + Sweet Dublin. It was directed by Andrew McCarthy and was nominated for Best Script in the festival awards.

And last, but not least, The Hold Up also featured in the Short+Sweet Hollywood festival in October 2019. It was directed by Kalee StClair and starred J Carlos Flores, Matthew Scott Montgomery, and Jessica G Ferrer. It won the People’s Choice award in Week 2 and progressed to the Semi-Finals.

As a bonus, one of my older short plays Smart Jimmy, Slow Bob also featured in Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019. Directed by Jessica Aquilla Cumerman, the play was also in Week 2 and progressed to the semi-finals via the Crew Cut vote.

Can’t wait to see where these plays pop up next!


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