Event: VCA Master of Writing for Performance 2017 Graduating Season Presentations
Find out more about the Victorian College of the Arts Master of Writing for Performance 2017 Graduating Season Presentations.
The 2017 season of new plays and performance texts by graduating students from the Master of Writing for Performance, led by playwright and dramaturg Raimondo Cortese, is upon us. The season also presents the work of Directing for Performance and Dramaturgy students, with performances by students from Acting Company 2017. The presentations are as follows:
- A Light and a Whistle, by Fiona Stewart.
“Is death the only release from the impact of chronic psychological violence, or is the cathartic effect of shared and witnessed experience enough to release us?”
- The Great Emu War, by Declan Furber Gillick.
“This is life. This is death. These are emus. This is war.”
- Aleppo, by Elias Jamieson Brown.
“It doesn’t matter how many times you fly back there or come here or wherever you go. Stop going back.”
- A Little Bit of Pain Never Hurt Anyone, by Brendan McDougall.
“Two eight-year-olds meet in a sandpit and try to work out how to be mummies and daddies. A love story?”
- Scotch and Handsoap, by Kat Moritz.
“Well, I go every night… to the supermarket… the crisper part of my fridge is broken so if I was to go once a week like you, I’d be eating wilted veggies… but mainly I like the connection.”
- A Brief Window of Hopefulness at Approximately 10pm, by Holly Brindley.
“It’s good to not have feelings all the time. That’s important.”
- The Great, by Justine Campbell.
“Delving into the myth of meritocracy.”
- This Storm Will Kill Your Children, by Fiona Spitzkowsky.
“I’m not quite sure what I’m meant to do with that information, though, as I’m not actually pregnant with any sort of mutant polar bear spawn.”
- Beautiful Mother, by Louis Klee.
“What if you don’t want happiness? What then?” A play about the contradictions of family and country, unfulfilled and unfulfillable dreams, frustrated hopes and unrequited hate.”
- The Split, by Sarah Hamilton.
“You know when you get the stars on the water, what’s that called? Loom, um…”
- Baron, by Eric Gardiner.
“Two young men in suits of armour go to work for a real-estate company.”
- Darkwater, by Diane Stubbings.
“Darkwater explores consciousness and behaviour. It asks: are we merely products of our biology or is there something more transcendent at work?”
- Make Me a Houri, by Emina Ashman.
“In the afterlife, Asmara and Safia attempt to transform into the Houris, Islamic virgins of paradise by physically and mentally purifying themselves.”
The VCA Master of Writing for Performance 2017 Graduating Season Presentations run from 17–21 October, and take place in Studio 1, 28 Dodds St, Southbank. Visit the VCA & MCM events calendar for more information.
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- Find out more about the Master of Writing for Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Banner image from TEDDYBÄR, a series from the Jean-Marie Donat Collection, published by INNOCENCES.