One weekend, three productions!

The last weekend in April proved to be a huge one for my little plays! I had three plays happening in three separate productions, two of which I was directing!

Fallout

My newest play Fallout appeared in the “All Stars” line up of Short+Sweet Canberra on 26 and 27 of April.

Although I was only able to make one of the performances, my play was in great hands. Jess Waterhouse, Brendan Kelly, Kirsty Budding, and Dec Hastings were terrific in bringing this rather absurd little play to life and giving the audience a good laugh.

I am delighted to report that Fallout tied for Judges Choice and was outright winner of the People’s Choice. It will now be performed in the Short+Sweet Canberra 2019 Gala Final on Saturday 4 May!

Tickets are available via Canberra Theatre.

The Hold Up

My play The Hold Up competed in the Short+Sweet Sydney Gala Final on 27 and 28 April. After winning the Judges Choice in Week 6 of the competition (and drawing for first in the People’s Choice), we were lucky enough to be invited back for two more performances in front of sold-out crowds.

Unfortunately, we missed out on winning any major awards, but we still put on a damn good show! The final night was full of great plays, many of which could have easily taken out the top prizes. My personal faves were True To You by Nicky Denovan and Riding the Clutch by Sally Bartley.

Many many thanks to my amazing actors Michael Ubrihien, Philip Meddows and Peter Fock. It was a big weekend full of driving, attempted sleep, late night burgers, sickness, Avengers and theatre – sometimes all at the same time! Despite this, they lit up the stage every time. Couldn’t be prouder of how this play turned out.

Can’t wait to work with these guys again soon.

Stargazers

My quirky romantic comedy Stargazers was included in the Stage It! 10 Minute Play Festival in Bonita Springs (Florida) on 26, 27 and 28 April. The play starred father and son team Michael DC as (Dr Ludwig) and Michael Cherbini (as Danny), as well as the talented Skyler Moore as Becky.

Although I didn’t have a lot of contact with this particular production, I did get a nice update from the festival organisers and some of the cast letting me know that it went well and that everyone had a great time putting it together.

As a bonus, Stargazers was also published in their annual anthology, Stage It! 3: Twenty 10-Minute Plays. Grab a copy on Amazon today!

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Double Dipping at Short+Sweet Canberra 2016

Stargazers @ Short+Sweet Canberra 2016
Stargazers @ Short+Sweet Canberra 2016

It’s that time of the year when the action packed Short+Sweet ten-minute play festival rolls into town and sets up camp in the Courtyard Studio at the Canberra Theatre.

This year I am delighted to have two plays on the bill.

The first is The Assignment, a comedic piece about a group of uni students struggling to work together to finish off an important essay.

The second is Stargazers, a romantic comedy about two teenagers trying to unpack the meaning of life, love and the universe – a hard task made even more difficult when the eccentric Dr Ludwig enters with an earth-shattering interjection.

The Assignment @ Short+Sweet Canberra 2016
The Assignment @ Short+Sweet Canberra 2016

The Assignment will feature Judith Peterson, Mariè Strazdins and Declan Hastings, and will be directed by the awesome Philip Meddows. It will be part of the Wildcard shows at 2:30pm and 7pm on Saturday August 13.

Stargazers will feature Jaslyn Mairs, Austen Saunders and Peter Fock, and will be directed by the ever-insightful Arne Sjostedt. It will be playing throughout Week 2 of the festival from August 16–19 at 7:30pm.

Short+Sweet Canberra runs from 9-20 of August. Thirty ten minute plays, more than half written by playwrights from Canberra and the Capital Region, will be on offer. Tickets are now on sale via Canberra Theatre.

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