What is Playtime?
Playtime is an initiative of The Wall with Actors Anonymous, a collaboration of some of Australia’s finest theatrical talent has produced a brand new format for presenting theatre in Sydney. A selection of short plays that are pre-rehearsed with directors, then read by trained actors to an audience in the fully licensed World Bar Club Room.
For more information about Playtime visit their Facebook page.
Playtime 5 took place last night, with one of my plays in it, “What if it’s bad news?”
Here was the full programme:
Jesus Hates You, by Robert Shaffron, directed by Amelia Tranter,
Cast: Cindi Knapton, Peter Talmacs, Kate Buchanan.
“An obsessed ex-gay couple celebrate their wedding anniversary by learning to embrace a little good old-fashioned self-loathing.”
Tissue of Lies, by Jackie Greenland, directed by Beverley Callow,
Cast: Carlos Sivalingam, Valentino Arico, Erin Bruce.
“A box of tissues brings a judge to his knees, a doctor into disgrace and hope to a convicted prisoner”
Good Woman Smoking, by Gina Schien, directed by Ron Hadley,
Cast: Kay Simons, Stella Di Zotti.
“Sally worships her new rock-star boss, but can she cope with her bizarre backstage rules?”
What if it’s Bad News? by Jerome Parisse, directed by Stephen Carnell,
Cast: Alana Wesley, Ted Crosby.
“An unopened letter is about to change someone’s life forever.”
Mates, by Kate Toon, directed by Craig Delahoy,
Cast: Matt Thomson, Wayne Underwood.
“Stevo and Davo meet every week to watch the footie. This week, Davo has something to say.”
Three in a Departure Lounge, directed by Melissa Lee,
Cast: Alastair Buchanan, Kristy Payne, Dudy Jap.
“Backpacking in Asia, Gerard and Mitzi have lost their money — will this misfortune bring them closer together?”
Size Matters, by Craig Delahoy, directed by Liane Norman,
Cast: Kate Buchanan, Alana Wesley, Matt Thomson.
“Obsession and self-esteem are so subjective. Unless they’re your own.”
First Assignment by Frank Davidson, directed by Melissa Lee
Cast: Steven McGrath, Rebecca Elliot, Aaron Nilan, Garreth Cruickshank.
A young journalist’s first assignment is to interview Hitler.
Playtime takes place every month. Make sure to book a ticket for the next performance, it’s always full!