QueerPlaywriting Award Showcase (Midsumma) [Melbourne]
Tuesday January 28, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Studio Theatre – Gasworks
Melbourne, Victoria 3206
Amber Richardson & Linda D'Ornay
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Join us for a night of queer-focused theatre featuring fresh 15 minute excerpts from finalists: Butterfly Kicks by Jamila Main, Gravity by Bradford Elmore, Home Fires Burning by Maeve Marsden and New Wave by Margot Morales Tanjutco. Experience new work, engage with new playwriting talent and have your say in the 2020 Award selection.The 2020 list of finalists:
Home Fires Burning by Maeve Marsden
Ruth and Judith are breaking up, but they’ll be damned if they let their Sunday family lunch tradition go. A lesbian divorce farce, Home Fires Burning satirises society’s obsession with the nuclear family, via food fights, fierce debates and overpriced cheese.
Butterfly Kicks by Jamila Main
Butterfly Kicks follows three teenage girls as they experience queer self discovery and first love, fuelled by teenage adrenaline, salt water, and underage vodka.
Gravity by Bradford Elmore
Bradford Elmore’s semi-autobiographical debut play is a poignantly unapologetic story about one man’s need to understand his bisexuality, and the ways love moves us when gender is only part of the question.
New Wave by Margot Morales Tanjutco
Set in all-girls suburban high school, New Wave is a coming-of-age, rock-fuelled comedy, about good ol’ fashioned rebellion and the first love you might meet along the way.
Image by Suzanne Balding