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Australian Monologues for Men
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Australian Monologues for Men

Currency Press
 
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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 span ages 14 to 84, and from the era of the 1880s to the near future; showcasing the best of our national writing for the stage.


Currency Press | 978-1-76062-177-3 | PB
Australian Monologues for Women
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Australian Monologues for Women

Currency Press
 
Coming soon!

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 span ages 14 to 84, and from the era of the 1880s to the near future; showcasing the best of our national writing for the stage.

 

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-176-6 | PB
Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The
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Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The

Robert Hewett
 
DO NOT ADD TO CART. THIS BOOK IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS A EBOOK, SEE BELOW FOR EBOOK VENDORS.

An adulterous husband, a meddlesome neighbour and a dropped ice-cream cone are among the circumstances that combine to shatter the life of suburban housewife Rhonda Russell.

Everyone has their own story to tell about the day that Rhonda went beserk in the shopping mall. And who’s to know where the truth lies? With the best friend who might have egged her on? With the husband who denies responsibility? Or with the victim’s family whose lives were changed forever? And then there’s the story of the vengeful redhead herself, but she’s probably the least likely to know what really happened.

In this gripping adventure, the world is turned upside down in a disastrous and comic sequence of events. As the intrigue unfolds, seven different characters give a fresh twist of perspective – all played by one multifaceted performer.

   

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Cast : 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-806-4 | 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.

   

Cast : 6F (played by 1 woman)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-751-7 | Sales rights: Australia/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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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-508-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
In Search of Owen Roe
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In Search of Owen Roe

Vanessa O'Neill
 

An unmarked grave containing the bodies of my great-grandfather, Owen Roe O’Neill, and his young daughter. A little further away lie the graves of all the other family members. All have tombstones and grave sites. Only Owen Roe has nothing.

Thus begins an exploration of ancestry – a weaving together of stories from the past and their resonances with the present. In Search of Owen Roe is a powerful and engaging piece of storytelling featuring a myriad of characters, an evocative sound design and richly nuanced text.

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Cast : 1F
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-582-0 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Intersection
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Intersection

Thomas De Angelis et al.
 
It's formal night and Jerry stands on a hill, high heels in hand. A young woman heads to a party dressed as a blueberry. Stuart plays at the arcade to win a slime-green lava lamp instead of concentrating on the problem at hand. What connects them is not time, it's place.

Intricately drawn by Australia's leading young writers, Intersection is a collection of short stories playing out across the same town, creating a glorious map of the connections we form and the experiences we have when we're seventeen.

Each year ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People) brings together 20 young writers from across the country, and challenges them to create stories that speak to the experience of being a young person in Australia, here and now. Expanding on the popular Voices Project, Intersection features heartbreaking, funny and powerful interactions between characters coupled with complex and beautiful monologues to create a compelling snapshot of life at seventeen.

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Currency Press | 978-1-76062-084-4 | Sales Rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Jack Hibberd: Selected Plays
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Jack Hibberd: Selected Plays

White with Wire Wheels / Dimboola / A Stretch of the Imagination

Jack Hibberd
 
Three early plays from Jack Hibberd which continue to be performed, studied and read for pleasure. 

White with Wire Wheels (1967)
Hibberd satirises the culture of masculinity expressed in cars, booze and work, a world in which women are marginalised and ultimately disposable. This provocative and unconventional comedy throws a spotlight on a society that can tolerate the intolerable.

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Dimboola (1969)
Playfully vulgar, bawdy and boisterous,  Dimboola plays out the wedding reception from hell, with the audience actively playing the roles of the guests. A celebration as much as a satire, the play joyously takes a familiar ritual and turns it uproariously on its head.

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A Stretch of the Imagination (1971)
Monk O’Neill, the lonely misanthropist has become an archetype of the Australian character since he first appeared on our stages in 1971.

Also published in   Plays of the 70s Volume 1

     

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Cast : White with Wire Wheels - 3M, 4F (doubling required) / Dimboola - 9M, 7F / A Stretch of the Imagination - 1M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-632-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | 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
Lloyd Beckmann, Beekeeper
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Lloyd Beckmann, Beekeeper

Tim Stitz and Kelly Somes
 
Based on a true story, Lloyd Beckmann, Beekeeper is the tale of a Queensland battler as told through his grandson’s eyes. In a one man show Tim Stitz conveys Lloyd as the stoic Queensland battler, a man with a passion for bees, who tried his hand at mining, honey production, growing paw paws, and at retirement ended up going bust.

This one-man show has emerged from conversations between Tim Stitz and his grandfather and traces Lloyd’s romance with bees through family history, inheritance and the ripening of age.

 

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Cast : 1M
Currency Publisher | 978-0-86819-914-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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