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Angela's Kitchen
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Angela's Kitchen

Paul Capsis, with Hilary Bell and Julian Meyrick
 
In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and the war behind.

Her destination: Australia. In Surry Hills, she could build a bright new life.

If only she could first learn the language, finish shoring up their dilapidated house, find new friends, get the racist neighbour off her back and keep her son away from sly grog queen Kate Leigh’s kids.

Back in Malta, someone else has made a journey. Making his way along Kalkara’s glistening harbourside, a young man with flowing black hair has returned to claim his past. Paul Capsis is walking home.

A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a sprawling family history and a fitting tribute to a much-loved matriarch.


   Awards
  • 2012 Helpmann Awards - Best New Australian Work
Cast : 1M or 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-946-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Bombshells
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Bombshells

Joanna Murray-Smith
 
Six monologues made famous by the diva Caroline O'Connor, exposing six women balancing their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning. They range in age from a feisty teenager to a 64-year-old widow yearning for the unexpected.

   

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Cast : 6F (played by 1 woman)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-751-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
boy girl wall
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boy girl wall

Matthew Ryan and Lucas Stibbard
 
Side by side in a leafy suburb, Thom lives in one flat, Alethea in another. It's pretty clear that their respective, unsatisfying lives would improve enormously if they just met each other. But with a wall literally between them, this seems highly improbable.

Then there's the building's Power Box, having an existential crisis about the eventual collapse of the universe, and the super nova from five thousand years ago. Then there's time travelling on an equation for the speed of light and too much sugar. There's demon magpie attacks, laptops in love, cats dancing to Prince and sock puppet nightmares. And a tiny prayer by the Wall, hoping that all of these pieces can come together for one magical moment of love.

 
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Cast : 1M & 1 musician
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-955-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Contemporary Australian Monologues for Men
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Contemporary Australian Monologues for Men

Currency Press
 
'This is particularly out of character for me.'

Monologues are a crucial element of theatre, for actors and students alike. From high school study to professional auditions and performances, the monologue exposes the heart of a play and the capacities of the performer.

The monologue should be relevant to the performer, and a revelation to the audience. This new collection brings together 30 monologues from contemporary Australian plays. These voices—from ages 14 to 84, from the 1880s to the near future—showcase the best of our national writing for the stage.

Featuring monologues written by:

JANE BODIE  •  ANDREW BOVELL  •  KIT BROOKMAN  •  NICHOLAS BROWN & SAM McCOOL •    PATRICIA CORNELIUS  •  BRENDAN COWELL  •  EAMON FLACK  •     RICHARD FRANKLAND  •  MICHAEL GOW  •  R. JOHNS  •  RASHMA N. KALSIE  •  FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER •  SUZIE MILLER  •  ROSS MUELLER  •     LUKE MULLINS & LACHLAN PHILPOTT  •  KATE MULVANY & CRAIG SILVEY   •     TOMMY MURPHY & TIMOTHY CONIGRAVE  •  JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH  •     LACHLAN PHILPOTT  •  LEAH PURCELL  •  MELISSA REEVES  •  DAMIEN RYAN  • MATTHEW RYAN  •  STEPHEN SEWELL  •  KATHERINE THOMSON  •     CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS  •  ALANA VALENTINE  •  MATTHEW WHITTET

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Currency Press | 978-1-76062-177-3 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Contemporary Australian Monologues for Women
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Contemporary Australian Monologues for Women

Currency Press
 
'One eye closed, the other locked on my target.'

Monologues are a crucial element of theatre, for actors and students alike. From high school study to professional auditions and performances, the monologue exposes the heart of a play and the capacities of the performer.

The monologue should be relevant to the performer, and a revelation to the audience. This new collection brings together 30 monologues from contemporary Australian plays. These voices—from ages 14 to 84, from the 1880s to the near future—showcase the best of our national writing for the stage.

Featuring monologues written by:

DONNA ABELA  •  JADA ALBERTS  •  ANGELA BETZIEN  •  ANDREW BOVELL  •  MELISSA BUBNIC  •  MARY ANNE BUTLER  •  JUSTINE CAMPBELL & SARAH HAMILTON  •  STEPHEN CARLETON •  KATHERINE THOMSON, ANGELA CHAPLIN & KAVISHA MAZZELLA  •  ELIZABETH COLEMAN  •  PATRICIA CORNELIUS  •  WESLEY ENOCH  •  JANE MONTGOMERY GRIFFITHS  •  RASHMA N. KALSIE  •  DANIEL KEENE  • FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER  •  SUZIE MILLER  •  KATE MULVANY & CRAIG SILVEY  •  TERENCE O’CONNELL  •  DEBRA OSWALD  •  LACHLAN PHILPOTT  •  LEAH PURCELL  •  CAROLINE REID  •  DAMIEN RYAN  •  SAMAH SABAWI  •  STEPHEN SEWELL  •  NINNA TERSMAN   •  ALANA VALENTINE 

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Currency Press | 978-1-76062-176-6 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Deceptive Threads
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Deceptive Threads

David Joseph
 

A singing spy, a hawker’s lie…

How do you reconcile a family history littered with secrets?

Deceptive Threads tells the extraordinary true stories of David Joseph’s grandfathers—one a Tivoli singer turned ASIO spymaster who vetted ‘unwanted’ arrivals, the other an early Lebanese immigrant who had to lie about his birthplace to gain Australian naturalisation.

In this award-winning solo show, Joseph explores race, belonging, history, and national identity to theatrically illuminate the personal in the political. Deftly untangling the threads linking his family’s connection to Australia’s racist past and its present dilemma over asylum seekers, he explores the nexus between the government control of immigration and the ‘unwelcome’ immigrant.

 

Reviews

‘Not to be missed.’ Artshub

‘An engaging story enacted with flair and imagination.’ Arnold Zable

‘Exquisitely crafted … sincere, genuine, moving work, full of heart and integrity.’  Stage Whispers

Cast : 1M
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-236-7 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Highway of Lost Hearts
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Highway of Lost Hearts

Mary Anne Butler
 
A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500 kms of wide open road.

Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse—but she feels… nothing.

So, she decides to go and look for it. With her Dog enlisted as co-pilot, Mot heads down the Highway of Lost Hearts: into the deepest core of the Australian outback—navigating red dirt landscapes, fire and flood, brittle dry-ness, vast salt lakes, age-old mountains and murky waters filled with lost souls.

An allegory for a country that’s lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts is half gritty road journey, half magic realism and all heart. It leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again?


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Cast : 1F
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-508-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Intersection 2018: Chrysalis
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Intersection 2018: Chrysalis

Madison Behringer et al.
 

‘I loved the idea of being grown up, you know? And I’m not. To anybody. Not to parents, not to kids. All the burden and none of the respect. That middle ground is really hurting me… I think I killed Benny.

—from The Witch in the Window, by Alexander Lee-Rekers

In a small town, a young woman applies make-up like layers of defence, preparing to go into battle. On top of the town tip, two friends stand guard as some home truths emerge. At the local arcade, a grotesque ritual sacrifice is taking place. And a young woman obsessed with Stevie Nicks thinks she’s solved the mystery about the blood on the silo just out of town…

Intersection 2018: Chrysalis is a collection of short plays written by some of the most exciting emerging playwrights in the country. At the meeting point of young lives travelling very different routes, Intersection offers a unique snapshot of modern Australia.

Each year ATYP brings together 20 young writers from across the country and challenges them to create stories that speak to the experience of being seventeen years old in Australia, here and now, creating a compelling, complex mosaic of modern life. Critically acclaimed in its first incarnation, it returns to explore the excitement, terror and electricity of being seventeen.

The plays featured in this volume are for one and two characters.
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-237-4 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Lake Disappointment
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Lake Disappointment

Lachlan Philpott & Luke Mullins
 
Kane and I were both rising stars. I was rising to the top of the hand-modelling world and Kane was doing his plays. Kane got his first action film and I became his double. We clicked. Everyone said so.

Kane is one of the world’s biggest movie stars. His body double has been there from the start, sharing more than just looks with his famous counterpart. The body double and Kane are to work on Lake Disappointment—an independent arts film that might see them win prestigious awards and fame.

This one-person play of mirrors and mannerisms explores the strange world of the body double. It makes unique contributions to timeless theatrical concepts of images and representation. Lake Disappointment is an unusual new work about ego, self-fashioning, and illusions.

"This is the most intriguing work of theatre in Sydney at the moment." Sydney Morning Herald

"An elaborate assemblage of reflections and surfaces that constantly asks you to think about the construction of narrative and identity and ‘art’." Time Out

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Cast : 1M
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-009-7 | Sales Rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Mother
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Mother

Daniel Keene
 
Mother is a one-woman play that tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive. It gives voice to the fallen and dispossessed, to those who exist at the edge of safety, at the point of being undone. It speaks of madness, denial, ignorance and free-falling poverty. Utterly devastating, yet written with Daniel Keene's characteristic lyricism, Mother is wrought with tenderness, violence and loneliness in equal measure.







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'Daniel Keene is indisputably one of Australia's most poetic, thoughtful and probing playwrights.'

Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald

'Fashioning language is Daniel Keene's trade... You can almost imagine him pulling a red-hot word from a furnace, hammering it into shape and laying it down on the page to cool.'

Ben Cubby, Sydney Morning Herald
Cast : 1F
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-554-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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