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The Australia Project II: Australia Strikes Back (2007)
Eleven Australian playwrights.

Featuring
Pinter's Explanation by Ross Mueller
The Melancholy Keeper of the Deep, Deep Green
  by Anthony Crowley
Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart by Lally Katz
The Port by Wesley Enoch
967 Tuna by Brendan Cowell
The Beekeeper by Emma Vuletic
Syphon by Tommy Murphy
The Will of the Cockroach by Alexandra Collier
All This Beautiful Life by Veronica Gleeson
Beneath Us by Ben Ellis
Continuing Occupation by Van Badham

September 13-30, 2007
Thursday - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm and 7pm
Equity Approved Showcase

Chashama @ 217
217 E. 42nd Street - 4/5/6 to Grand Central


Production Staff | Reviews



Week One
Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 16

Pinter's Explanation
by Ross Mueller
Directed by Mark Armstrong+
With Mary Cross* & Michael Szeles*

The Melancholy Keeper of the Deep, Deep Green
by Anthony Crowley
Directed by Bridgette Dunlap
With Andrew Lawton, Kevin O'Donnell*, Eleanor Handley & Simon Trevorrov

Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart
by Lally Katz
Directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni
With Nicolle Bradford, Ryan King*, Megan McQuillan*, Joe Menino* & Kathy Danzer*

The Port
by Wesley Enoch
Directed by Ari Edelson+
With Emma Jackson



Week Two
Thursday, September 20 - Sunday, September 23

967 Tuna
by Brendan Cowell
Directed by Mark Armstrong+
With Nick Flint, Michael Gnat* & Sarah Eliana Bisman*

The Beekeeper
by Emma Vuletic
Directed by Patrick McNulty
With Chandler Vinton* & Lethia Nall*

Syphon
by Tommy Murphy
Directed by Shana Gold
With Todd D'Amour*, Steven Pilkerton, Erin Krakow & Chad Kessler



Week Three
Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30

The Will of the Cockroach
by Alexandra Collier
Directed by May Adrales
With Mary Jane Gibson* & Tim Major

All This Beautiful Life
by Veronica Gleeson
Directed by Alexis Poledouris
With Mary Cross* & Sean Williams*

Beneath Us
by Ben Ellis
Directed by Mark Armstrong+
With Joe Menino*, Ilene Bergelson* & Tim McGeever*

Continuing Occupation
by Van Badham
Directed by Jordana Williams
With Erin Maya Darke, Michael Poignand, Mac Rogers & Nancy Sirianni

*Actors appear courtesy of Actorsí Equity Association
+Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, a national independent labor union



Production Staff
Scene Designer Erica Beck Hemminger
Lighting Designer Stacey Boggs
Costume Designers Amy Lyn VanMullekom
  Emily K. French
  Jessica Gaffney
Sound Designer Ann Warren
Fight Choreographer Bethany Burgess-Smith
Production Manager Mary E. Leach
Stage Managers Lily Perlmutter
  Nicole Brodeur
Associate Producer Matt Wolf
Publicist Katie Rosin



Reviews

"Fascinating Stuff! An experience that American theatre-goers probably almost never get. The Australia Project II exposes us to interesting and articulate playwrights from Down Under who are not afraid to say what they think vis-a-vis the U.S.A. and that's such a good thing. A brisk, swift, and necessary punch in the gut that's both very funny and very much on target...a potent examination....strong performances [and] expert direction."
     -Martin Denton, nytheatre.com


"Theater should do more than entertain, it should also inform... every monologue is laced with ideas, every character with opinion, and every play with unique perspective. In the strong first week of The Australia Project II: Australia Strikes Back!, four playwrights give us their view of America, a full two hour sample of various styles and wonderful ideas."
     -Aaron Riccio, New Theatre Corps

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