A two-week season of new Australian writing.
Last year, as part of its 75th birthday celebrations, New Theatre presented Art is a Weapon,
a hugely successful season of new writing.
Brand Spanking New takes the idea a step further. With support from the City of Sydney,
New Theatre is fostering new Australian writing through the creation of a hothouse
for both emerging and established writers.
From over 80 submissions, 14 writers have been selected to participate in the project.
Their work presents an uncensored snapshot of current Australian Playwriting:
brave, bold and mind-bendingly funny!
The writers will collaborate on their new work over a month with experienced directors and actors, culminating in a two-week public showcase. The pieces encompass monologues, short plays and excerpts from longer works: everything from cabaret comedy to surrealist farce, from tender confessions to brutal revelations.
Brand Spanking NewBy providing a non-competitive, well-resourced, nurturing environment for the development of work, New Theatre aims to strengthen relationships among theatre practitioners whilst providing a platform for up and coming artists.
Week One: Jessica Bellamy, Alex Broun, Jo-Anne Cahill, Alexandra Cullen, Joanna Erskine, Patrick Lenton and Augusta Supple
Week Two: Van Badham, Hilary Bell, Suzanne Hauser, Tom Holloway, Noelle Janaczewska, Nick Parsons and Lachlan Philpott
Paul Appleby, Melissa Bruder, Zoe Carides, Nick Curnow, Jane Eakin, Louise Fischer, Travis Green, Boris Ivanoff, Anne-Maree Magi, Felicity Nicol, Danielle O’Keefe, Mark Pritchard, Kate Revz and Jocelyn Speight
Season Artistic Director: Augusta Supple
Season Production Co-ordinator: Peter Talmacs
Season Designer: Barbara Bryce
22 October – 1 November 2008
Wednesday – Saturday @ 8pm
Bookings 1300 306 776 / www.mca-tix.com (week 1) / www.mca-tix.com (week 2)