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Babyteeth
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Babyteeth

Rita Kalnejais
 

A group of more or less ordinary Sydneysiders go about their lives: Anna makes toast, Henry dresses for work, Milla catches the train to school, Moses deals drugs. But hovering above this unholy parade of life is the sobering fact that Milla will die before her 15th birthday.

Babyteeth looks at the humdrum world around us and sees something radically alive. Dogs, Paganini, figs, an eight-year-old Vietnamese violin prodigy, morphine, clear skies and a Latvian immigrant are amongst the magnificent conflagration of ingredients which make up this wonderful, funny play, written specially for Belvoir.



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Cast : 4M, 3F
Performance Rights : Shanahan Management - admin@shanahan.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-926-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Brothers Wreck
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Brothers Wreck

Jada Alberts
 

Mob can’t survive like that, you can’t survive like that. We gotta talk to each other, as hard as it is, ’cause I guarantee you, that phone will ring and you’ll have to say goodbye again.

This play is about life.

It begins with a death: on a hot morning under a house in Darwin, Ruben wakes to find his cousin Joe hanging from the rafters. What follows is the story of a family, buffeted by constant tragedy, holding itself together – as their people have done generation after generation. This play asks us: how do we deal with death? And how many other people does it take for each of us to live? Little by little, Ruben’s family brings him back from the edge.

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Cast : 3M, 2F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-513-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Buried City
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Buried City

Raimondo Cortese
 
OUT OF PRINT

Late one night in the gutted façade of a building primed for redevelopment, a group of security workers, labourers, and a local teenager find themselves haunting the same territory. One by one they rule a line in the sand, and by dawn they’re set for a showdown over who builds the future and who gets to own it. Buried City is an ambitious new work about ever-changing cities like Sydney – where waves of immigrants make new lives on old land.

 

Cast : 3M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-925-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Business, The
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Business, The

Jonathan Gavin
 
OUT OF PRINT

Based on Vassa Zheleznova by Maxim Gorky

In 1909 Maxim Gorky wrote Vassa Zheleznova, a savage comedy about a Russian family at war over money, entitlement and the march of progress. But Vassa Zheleznova also relates to one of the great Australian themes: how we hauled ourselves out of our working class past and set out on the road to a relaxed and comfortable future.


Cast : 4F, 4M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-897-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Diary of a Madman, The
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Diary of a Madman, The

David Holman, with Neil Armfield & Geoffrey Rush
 
OUT OF PRINT

St Petersburg in the time of the Czar. Poprishchin is a kind of human photocopier: he spends his days writing what’s on one page onto another page for endless thousands of pages. Towering above him is the most insane and terrifying hierarchy in human history. Down the bottom with him are millions of other clerks. But Poprishchin’s a little bit different. Poprishchin’s got love and he’s on his way to the very top. In an age of ridiculous ambition and ubiquitous work, Gogol’s comic tale is a loser’s Hamlet. It burrows into our wildest fantasies and finds wonderful play in the gap between who we are and who we think we are.


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Cast : 1M, 1F (doubling required)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-871-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Every Breath
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Every Breath

Benedict Andrews
 
This edition is out of print. The play is now available in Benedict Andrews Collected Plays.

A family under threat – from what, we don’t know – hires a young security guard, Chris. He spends long hours, day and night, by the pool, watching. One by one, in their private universes of plate glass and good food, each family member is drawn to Chris. A dangerous game of fantasy and privilege begins.

Every Breath is an extraordinary debut written by a theatre-maker at the top of his game. Darkly funny, sweetly eerie, and strangely familiar, this is about what happens when prosperity gives us the licence to see the world as we want to see it.


Cast : 3M, 2F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-929-0 | Sales: Australia/NZ | PB
Forget Me Not
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Forget Me Not

Tom Holloway
 
Gerry is almost 60, and he is going to meet his mother for the first time since he was three. His daughter Sally has had it up to here with him and his problems. The old lady lives somewhere in the UK. Liverpool, according to the records. So Gerry is going there to find out what made him who he is.

Holloway’s brilliant leap of imagination has been to set this story not at its outset half a century ago, but here and now. He has written a series of raw, often achingly beautiful conversations between members of a scattered family. Drawing it all together is Gerry’s extraordinary, precarious bid to finally learn what it means to love and belong to a family.


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Cast : 2M, 2F
Performance Rights : HLA Management Pty Ltd - hla@hlamgt.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-979-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Girl Asleep
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Girl Asleep

Matthew Whittet
 
Caught in the headlights of her 15th birthday, Greta wishes she could be anywhere else. And strangely enough ‘anywhere else’ is exactly where she finds herself – a peculiar Through-the-Looking-Glass existence that transforms the weird hypocrisy of the adult world into something absurdly beautiful. The bitchy twins who make school a misery, her almost too-romantic imaginary boyfriend, her hyperventilating parents … they all crop up in her tour of her own subconscious. But eventually, even a girl asleep has to wake up.

From the wry, warm and wonderfully distinctive voice of Matthew Whittet comes a play about being lost in the jungle of teenagerdom and coming out the other side.

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Cast : 10F, 5M + extras (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-572-1 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Ivanov
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Ivanov

by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Eamon Flack

Eamon Flack
 
Nikolai Ivanov is losing his mind. His life used to be full of possibility, but now he's moneyless on an old farm with his mendicant uncle and his inexplicably happy if slightly criminal cousin. He's in debt to his neighbours, nothing much makes sense to him anymore, and worst of all, his wife is dying. But one afternoon at a local birthday party, a glimmer of a new life reveals itself...

Written when he was 27, Ivanov is Anton Chekhov's first full-length play. Eamon Flack's adaptation was written specially for Belvoir. Updated to the present, and set in a 'Russia' that may or may not resemble modern Australia, this is the first professional production of Chekhov's marvellous, overlooked comedy.

            
Cast : 5M; 5F
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-555-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Kill the Messenger
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Kill the Messenger

Nakkiah Lui
 

Kill the Messenger is based on a true story about a man in the author’s home suburb of Mount Druitt. One day, in unbearable pain due to undiagnosed stomach cancer, he went to the local hospital, where he was refused care. Then he went to a nearby park and hung himself. Then in 2012 Nakkiah’s grandmother fell through the unmended floor of her public housing home and died. Nakkiah found herself at the centre of a story about… institutionalised racism. The resulting play lays it all out–her dodgy sex life, a dead man’s second chance, and a granddaughter’s sense of duty.


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Cast : 2M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-537-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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