The Unexpected

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Image by Trevar Alan Chilver

Synopsis
Lisa’s a wreck. She’s unexpectedly expecting and has no idea how to tell her husband. But that’s the least of her problems when Jeannie, her seventeen year old daughter, reveals some unexpected news of her own.

Tagline
She just found out she’s expecting, but she wasn’t expecting this …

Cast
2 female, 1 male

Production History
“The Unexpected” was first produced at the Ten Minute Quickies at Eltham Little Theatre, Victoria, in May 2014. It was directed by Brad Buckingham and featured Audrey Farthing as Lisa, Kate de Bomford as Jeannie, and Tony Adams as Robert.

It has also been produced at:

  • The TenX10 Play Fest 2014 (Wagga Wagga, NSW)
  • Short + Sweet Canberra 2014
  • Short + Sweet Sydney 2016
  • Short + Sweet Dubai 2016

Awards / Prizes

  • Finalist in The Ten Minute Quickies Short Play Competition, 2014
  • Winner People’s Choice, Crash Test Drama Canberra #3, 2013
  • Winner Best Script, Crash Test Drama Canberra #3, 2013

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The Unexpected (pdf 110kb)

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The Truth About Mum and Dad

Synopsis
Rachael is shocked to find her father’s car parked outside a brothel. But when she calls her brother Jason for support, she discovers that there is a lot more to mum and dad’s sex life than she ever wanted to know.

Tagline
Parents. We know they do. We pretend they don’t.

Cast
1 male, 1 female

Production History
“The Truth About Mum and Dad” was first produced at Short+Sweet Brisbane 2015. It was directed by Shae Riches and featured Ben Knapton as Jason and Samantha Sherrin as Rachael.

It has also been produced at:

  • Short + Sweet Canberra 2015

Awards / Prizes

  • Winner People’s Choice, Short+Sweet Canberra 2015
  • Winner Best Script, Short+Sweet Canberra 2015
  • Winner Judge’s Choice, Short+Sweet Brisbane Week 1, 2015
  • Longlisted, Pint‐Sized Plays Competition 2015
  • Winner People’s Choice, Crash Test Drama Canberra #6, 2014

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Limbo

Image of two mysterious doorsSynopsis
After tragically slipping in the shower, a Newcomer arrives in limbo and learns that even in death there are important choices to be made.

Tagline
Which door have you chosen?

Cast
2 characters (either gender)

Production History
“Limbo” was first produced at Damned if you Duo 4—Voyage of the Damned at the Belconnen Theatre, ACT in 2008.

It has also been produced at:

  • The TenX10 Play Fest 2013 (Wagga Wagga, NSW)
  • L’amour et la mort – Love and death in a French Restaurant (Ally Cat Productions) 2016

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Roll For Initiative

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Image by janet galore

Synopsis
Graag the Great, Sissdra the Enchantress and Sir Brandon have just slain the evil dragon overlord of Shadowbridge. But do these mighty heroes know who they have saved? Or why?

Tagline
What role do you play?

Cast
3 male, 1 female

Production History
“Roll For Initiative” was first produced at Nothing is Sacred at Smith’s Alternative, ACT, in July 2014. It was directed by Arne Sjostedt and featured Josh Knol as Graag, Brendan Kelly as The Dungeon Master, John Lombard as Sir Brandon, and Jess Waterhouse as Sissdra.

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Roll For Initiative (pdf 130kb)

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