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An absurd comedy of solitude and sorrow.
Three hermits, living in a lighthouse without a light, discover a runaway circus clown washed ashore.
Cameron seems heir to the existentialism of a Samuel Beckett, the absurdities of a Goon Show and the hauntingly melancholic whimsy of cartoonist Michael Leunig. -
Footprints on Water
A darkly comic parable of belief and judgment.
A religious zealot wills God to wipe out his morally bankrupt village so he can start the world again.
Exudes a palpable sense of apocalypse. If Footprints on Water is any indication, Australian theatre is in safe hands. -
Cast : Mr Melancholy - 2M, 2F / Footprints on Water - 4M, 2F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-939-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
MATT CAMERON is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. his plays include
Tear from a Glass Eye, winner of Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award with productions by Playbox, Black Swan and London’s Gate Theatre, where he was nominated for Evening Standard Awards;
Footprints on Water, winner of British Council International New Playwriting Award with productions by Neonheart, Griffin and La Mama;
Mr Melancholy, winner of ANPC/New Dramatists Award with productions by Griffin, La Boite, Chameleon as well as in New York, Paris and Poland; and
The Eskimo Calling, produced by Neonheart at Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir B Sharp. For the Melbourne Theatre Company:
Poor Boy, featuring the songs of Tim Finn, nominated for Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and co-produced by Sydney Theatre Company;
Hinterland, nominated for NSW Premier’s Literary Award;
Man the Balloon, nominated for Victorian Premier’s Literary Award; and a short play
Ruby Moon, nominated for Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and produced by MTC, STC, QTC, State Theatre of SA, Playbox, Neonheart as well as in England, Japan and Switzerland. Screen credits include
Newstopia, script editor for
Kath & Kim and co-creator/co-writer/director of AWGIE award-winning
Introducing Gary Petty.
For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Matt Cameron visit the 'What I wrote'
series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors.
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