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ROSEMARY JOHNS has an Honours Class I degree in Drama (Manchester University, UK) and received a one year drama scholarship to Tulane University, New Orleans. Rosemary was invited to the 10th WPIC conference in Cape Town 2015 with the devised Don’t Go There (with Mary Helen Sassman), presented with South African actors. Her plays, published by Currency Press, include Stray, Black Box 149 and Carrying Shoes into the Unknown . Black Box 149 will have its European premiere at the State Theatre Nuremberg in 2017. Her plays to date have been produced at La Mama, Big West Festival, 45 Downstairs, New Theatre, 12th Night Theatre, and Playbox, and presented in Stockholm, Mumbai, Athens and New Zealand. Rosemary also works with children and youth in rural areas, devising performing arts experiences.

 

As Told By the Boys Who Fed Me Apples
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As Told By the Boys Who Fed Me Apples

R. Johns
 

Sandy was the only Australian War Horse to return home from World War I. This is his poignant and fragmented war story. Through Sandy we experience the lives of three men who fought in the war.

Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges is mortally wounded at Gallipoli, and Sandy is his charger. A veterinary officer is caught with Sandy behind the lines on the Western Front in a gas shell barrage. A ‘permanently unfit’ soldier becomes a groom and brings Sandy home. Each is affected by their symbiotic relationship with the horse.

This unique, poetic piece of theatre captures the brutality of war and the heroism of the soldiers and horses who served.

Sandy is the horse full of wattle who drank the waters of the Murray in bucketloads, and who danced with bogong moths.

He is our connection to all those left behind.

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Cast : 4M, doubling possible
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-052-3 | Sales Rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Black Box 149
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Black Box 149

R. Johns
 
A fictionalised account of a true incident—the grounding of British Airways Flight 149 at Kuwait International Airport during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990— Black Box 149 explores the impact of war and terror on the lives of civilians. Written as an intense psychological and emotional journey, the play explores secrets, betrayal and guilt, and how the personal is impacted by the political.

 

Cast : 2M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-943-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB