I’ve teamed up with Ballarat National Theatre to host online readings of my two new plays, Turbulence and Rental.
Nov 17, 2020 07:30 PM AEDT
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Meeting ID: 828 9206 6433
Marion Doyle’s family farm is in the red and her mother Noreen is struggling with her new identity as a widow after the mysterious death of her husband, Pat. Marion plans to rekindle the mother-daughter relationship by moving Noreen into assisted living nearby to her home in the city but Noreen is adamant she is staying put. When activist Jennifer Young inserts herself into their lives, hoping to use Pat’s death as ammunition against more wind turbines in the area, Marion is morally opposed to her agenda. But if Marion helps to convince Noreen that staying on the farm is dangerous to her health, she might finally win her mother’s love.
Style: Naturalistic drama
2 settings: loungeroom and outdoors
3 Roles: F 65+ and F 35-50 x 2
Running time approx 50 minutes
Time: Dec 9, 2020 07:30 PM AEDT
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Meeting ID: 890 1882 2909
Ben is a slob who lives the bachelor life with his best mate James (Wilks) Wilkinson. When Tash, their annoyingly perky, but secretly anxiety-riddled Real Estate agent, deduces that Wilks’ girlfriend Lindsey is a live-in guest, they joke about playing a prank on her at the next inspection. Wilks asks Lindsey to move in but she wants them to get their own place, and leave Ben to find his own way in life. Wilks doesn’t want to abandon his friend, but Ben’s new-found house pride (in preparation for the elaborate prank) makes Wilks think that Ben could indeed cope without him. The couple moves out and Ben, devastated by his friends’ betrayal, uses the prank on Tash to get his comeuppance, but at what cost to her?
Style: VERY black comedy
1 setting: lounge room / front door
4 Roles: M 25-35 x 2, F 25-35 x 2
Running time: approx 30 minutes