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Acts of Courage
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Acts of Courage

Roslyn Oades
 
Acts of Courage forges immediacy and honesty between a vast range of Australian stories, generating forgiveness and hope in the act. Oades’ unwavering loyalty to the words, sounds and silences of everyday conversations conveys a steadfast loyalty to the experiences and the people from which they come. This trilogy celebrates not only the Australian spirit through times of hardship, but everyday, extraordinary, acts of courage.

Stories of Love and Hate
Made in response to the 2005 Cronulla Riots, Stories of Love and Hate traces the lives and loves of the passionate people who were there.


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Fast Cars and Tractor Engines
Ordinary people tell extraordinary stories about the fight of their lives as cultures collide, punches are dodged and youthful confessions of love are shared ...


I'm Your Man
Set in a boxing ring I’m Your Man explores notions of masculinity, courage and respect.



Cast : Doubling possible for all plays. Stories of Love & Hate: 16M, 12F / Fast Cars & Tractor Engines: 7M, 10F / I'm Your Man: 16M
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-525-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Almost with You
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Almost with You

Elizabeth Coleman
 
It’s 2007. At forty-five, Lisa is fighting growing feelings for Tom that threaten to rob her of Dan, the person she’s always loved most in the world. She wants Tom badly, but she can’t (or won’t) tell him about Dan, and Tom finds himself in a competition that he can’t possibly understand. As for Dan, he’s a cheeky, exasperating mystery: a twenty-year-old who lives in Lisa’s house and heart and is steeped in the style and the vibrant music of the British post-punk era.

Dan brings Lisa a joy she can’t bear to explain, but with her chance for a life with Tom slipping away, she must finally find the courage to let Dan go. It’s the most terrifying—and liberating—decision she’s made since a fateful night 25 years ago.

Taking its title from The Church song, Almost With You is written with Elizabeth Coleman’s customary wit, warmth and elegance. With flashbacks to the seventies and eighties lovingly captured, Almost With You is a funny and deeply affecting look at love, loss and letting go.


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Cast : 3F, 3M
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-523-3 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Caress / Ache
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Caress / Ache

Suzie Miller
 
A brilliant surgeon can no longer bear to touch the living. Two voices connect fleetingly over the phone. A desperate mother begs to embrace her son one last time. A young woman seeks atonement.

Disparate lives interweave, intersect, collide and connect in the most unexpected of ways in Caress / Ache. This is our world—where some long for the electrical charge of human contact, others flee it, and lives turn on the smallest moments of random intimacy.
Cast : 3M, 5F
Performance Rights : info@rgm.com.au
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-533-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Cut Snake
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Cut Snake

Amelia Evans and Dan Giovannoni
 
Kiki, Bob and Jumper are best friends with extravagant and idiosyncratic dreams. Kiki wants to dance the tango on Mount Kilimanjaro with a bearded lady, Jumper is in love with a snake called Trix and Bob’s an ordinary bloke who might just hold the secret to time travel. Join them for the wild ride.

Cut Snake is a comedy about growing up, dying young, and being extraordinary no matter what.


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Cast : 1M, 2F
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-521-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Dancing to His Song
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Dancing to His Song

The Singular Cinema of Rolf de Heer

Jane Freebury
 
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Currency Press and Currency House are proud to announce the joint  publication of the first comprehensive study of the work of filmmaker Rolf de  Heer, Australia’s acknowledged auteur. Famed for never repeating himself, de  Heer first gained national attention in 1993 with Bad Boy Bubby, then Dancing  to My Song and Alexandra’s Project. Today he is most widely characterised  by his ‘accidental trilogy’ in partnership with the actor David Gulpilil— The  Tracker, Ten Canoes and the recently acclaimed Charlie’s Country.

In 16 chapters film critic Jane Freebury searches for the sources of de Heer’s  inspiration and finds the secret of his success in an ethic of hard work,  flexibility and self-reliance that meets challenges with ingenuity and keeps  a steady focus on his vision. His films are recognised by their wry humour,  pleasure in the reversal of fortune and the unique landscape of Australia and  its inhabitants. His remarkable career as an independent filmmaker has much  to teach young producers and directors. Each chapter discusses a single  film: its conception and making, actors and creative team, reception and  consequences. Such a book is long overdue.

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Currency Press and Currency House | 978-1-92500-541-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | ePub
Emerald City
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Emerald City

David Williamson
 

A fast-moving, wisecracking commentary on contemporary urban mores and morals, and the rivalries and passions to be encountered on the road to success. Colin, a screenwriter, and his wife Kate, a publisher, move to the ‘Emerald City’, where fame and fortune are there for the taking, but surprises are in store for them both.

Sharp-edged, satirical and accusatory, Emerald City lays into the materialism of the 1980s with a razor wit. Within four months of its premiere, five separate productions had opened around Australia.


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Cast : 3M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-170-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Everyman and the Pole Dancers
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Everyman and the Pole Dancers

Lech Mackiewicz
 
A family of three generations is guided through their last hours. With fear,  loathing and existential guilt all present in the perverse relationships, can Everyman realign these individuals so warped and deranged? Bizarre and fun yet hideously confronting, will Everyman lure everyone around a pole where  there is nothing a good dance won’t fix.


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Cast : 3M, 4F
Performance Rights : http://www.creativerep.com.au/
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-527-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Good Audition Guides, The
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Good Audition Guides, The

Contemporary Monologues for Men

Trilby James
 
Drawing on her experience as an actress and teacher at RADA, Trilby James has selected fifty monologues for men taken from NHB’s list of the best new writing in contemporary drama including works by Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Helen Edmundson, Ella Hickson, and Tracy Letts.

Each speech is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character’s objectives. Each volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-85459-563-8 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | 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
Masquerade
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Masquerade

Kate Mulvany
 
In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare’s adventure. But when Jack’s mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever. 

Bringing to life Kit Williams’ iconic picture book, Masquerade stars a talking fish, a tone-deaf barbershop quartet, a gassy pig, a precious jewel and a few mere mortals. It’s a magical adventure that is, at its heart, about the love between a parent and a child.

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Cast : 9M, 8F
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-540-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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