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Australian Gay & Lesbian Plays
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Australian Gay & Lesbian Plays

The Gay Divorcee/Furious/Blood and Honour/What Do They Call Me?/Mates/Pinball/Is That You Nancy?

Bruce Parr (ed)
 
The printed edition of Australian Gay & Lesbian Plays is no longer available. The individual plays in the collection are available as eBooks only.

A collection of gay and lesbian themed drama.

The Gay Divorcee , by Margaret Fischer
Weaving together the language of fairytales with the psychodrama of modern lesbian relationships, Margaret Fischer explores today’s challenges with yesterday’s wisdom and a touch of Jewish humour.


Furious
, by Michael Gow
A family secret, a terrible betrayal and an obsession to rewrite the past combine in an explosive cocktail of fact and fiction. This is Michael Gow’s most uncompromising play.


Blood and Honour , by Alex Harding
Racism and homophobia are explored in the relationship between a white Australian, Colin, and his Asian lover, Michael. The language of the stage elevates their dialogue with Colin’s mother to a hyper-real and hilarious performance of ideas.


What Do They Call Me? , by Eva Johnson
Coming to terms with both lesbian and Aboriginal identity are at the heart of Johnson’s three monologues, which each present a different view of the impact of legislation from the 1940s to 1970s on Aboriginal people.


Mates , by Peter Kenna
An old bloke from the bush revisits an old haunt, to find it has been transformed. He meets a young, gay singer on the verge of suicide. The scene is set for a confrontation with the singer's closeted lover and the bushie's memories of youth.

              


Pinball , by Alison Lyssa
An entertaining drama from 1980 written in defense of women facing judges who make the presumption that a lesbian parent is likely to be harmful to a child.

              


Is That You Nancy? ,  by  Sandra Shotlander
This lively and literary play links lesbians of the past with those of the present in a delightful tapestry of telephone calls between Gertrude Stein, her friends and her fans.

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-455-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
I Believe in Unicorns
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I Believe in Unicorns

Adapted by Danyah Miller and Dani Parr

Michael Morpurgo
 

Back by popular demand, for a second magical West End season, this intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas loves playing in the mountains where he lives and hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library...

An enchanting and interactive show, I Believe in Unicorns sparks the imagination of both young and old. You too will believe in unicorns after joining Tomas's spellbinding journey! 

Cast : 1F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-997-6 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Parramatta Girls / Eyes to the Floor
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Parramatta Girls / Eyes to the Floor

Alana Valentine
 
The inmates of The Girls Training School, Parramatta had about as hard an upbringing as you can get in Australia. But theirs is also one of the great untold stories of making good in tough times.

Parramatta Girls
Based on the testimony of dozens of GTS old-girls and this vibrant play is a joyous and harrowing dramatisation of the experiences of eight inmates and their reunion forty years later. Interspersed with song and storytelling, this is a tribute to mischief and humour in the face of hardship and inequality.


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Eyes to the Floor
Chronicles the experience of girls sent from Parramatta Girls Home to the Hay Girls Home for even more brutal, punitive treatment. Written to be played by young adults, this moving work emphasises the childlike vulnerability of the inmates in a world where they must find connection with each other in order to to survive. Artfully woven with movement, chorus work and poetry, it is a compelling companion work to Parramatta Girls.


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Cast : Parramatta Girls: 8F / Eyes to the Floor: 7F, 4M
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-516-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Scarlett O'Hara at the Crimson Parrot / Let the Sunshine
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Scarlett O'Hara at the Crimson Parrot / Let the Sunshine

David Williamson
 
Scarlett O'Hara at the Crimson Parrot
Scarlett is a 36-year-old waitress who lives with her mother, has no boyfriend, and spends too much time watching old romantic movies. In her working hours she re-runs the scenes from the films with her co-worker Gordon, the gay kitchen hand in the restaurant. As Scarlett drifts deeper into her reveries of Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn and Humphrey Bogart, she takes her place as the heroine in each of their movies.

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Let the Sunshine
What happens when people of widely different political views are forced to co-exist? Toby, a maker of hard-hitting documentaries, flees Sydney with his wife after a blow up with the press. He arrives at his old childhood haven only to find the simple town has been transformed into a playground for the wealthy and his old friend has become married to a wealthy property developer. Add the couple’s two incompatible offspring, a struggling musician and a ruthless corporate lawyer, and the scene is set for a vintage Williamson comedy.


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Cast : Scarlett O'Hara - 4M, 3F ; Let the Sunshine - 3M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-865-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Stray / The Parricide
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Stray / The Parricide

Rosemary Johns / Diane Stubbings
 
Stray
A Homeric Odyssey told from the perspective of a stray dog as he journeys through Melbourne’s urban landscape. Raw performance, a designed soundscape and an epic and poetic text combine to create an extraordinary adventure.

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The Parricide
St Petersburg, Russia, 1866. Nihilist revolutionaries have taken to the streets and the rule of the Tsar is under threat. In a small flat, Fyodor Dostoyevsky grafts out a novel for an unscrupulous publisher; it isn’t the novel he wants to write, but he is under contract, so he works. All the time, though, he is haunted by a story from his past—that of a parricide, a young man who kills his father. As the characters in his imagination take shape around him, he finds himself forced to choose between rebellion and repression, authority and chaos, passion and love.

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Cast : Stray: 3 actors, non gender specific ; The Parricide: 5M, 4F (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-509-7 | Sales rights: World, excluding Aus/NZ | PB
Welsh Boy, The
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Welsh Boy, The

Adapted from James Parry’s "The True Anti-Pamela"

Julian Mitchell
 

The Welsh Boy , a lusty tale of youthful passion, is a scintillating rediscovery of one of the hidden gems of eighteenth - century literature bringing back to life a true story of passionate love and outrageous sexual scandal.

Jem Parry is blessed with a wonderful singing voice that has allowed him to escape his humble origins in South Wales. Mary Powell is the richest heiress in the district—also its loveliest, and its most daring. When Mary engages Jem as her music master their lessons at the spinet turn into tutorials in the most heavenly pleasures. But love is one thing, sex another and marriage yet a third.

The Welsh Boy is based on The True Anti – Pamela, the personal diaries of James Parry which he had published as an act of revenge against his former lover Mary Powell. He saw their torrid affair as a direct inversion of Samuel Richardson's contemporary best-seller, Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded, with himself in the role of lowly-born innocent and his lover the aristocratic villain of the piece.


Also by Julian Mitchell, available through Currency Press:


 

 

Cast : 3F, 2M (doubling)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-455-3 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB