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44 SEX ACTS IN ONE WEEK : A PROVOCATIVE ROM-COM

Up Late with Belvoir and Moonshine & Tits Productions are pleased to present the premiere of ‘44 Sex Acts in One Week’, an apocalyptic rom-com created in extraordinary times. Premiering from 16 – 20 December at Belvoir  St Theatre, the play is part gig, part radio-play and part stab in the dark, in a subversive and  joyful response to the madness that was 2020.  

Bringing together two of Australia’s most loved comediennes, Green Room Award-winner Rebecca Massey  (ABC’s Utopia) and Sydney Theatre Award-winner Sheridan Harbridge (Griffin Theatre Company’s Prima Facie),  the comedic duo star alongside a cast of some of the country’s finest theatre talent including Keith Robinson  (Belvoir’s Twelfth Night), Priscilla Doueihy (IFC Films’ Babyteeth) and Michael Whalley (Belvoir’s Hir). 

Clickbait blogger Celina Valderrama has just been given the assignment from hell: do and review every item in a  new book entitled ‘ 44 Sex Acts That Will Change Your Life’ by Friday. With no other partner available, Celina  is forced to turn to her nemesis, the holier than thou eco-activist and office mail boy, Alab Delusa.  As the  unwilling couple embark on a race against time through the world of kink, will the friction between them unleash  the wild we’re all trying to keep at bay? Can this book make the world a better place?  Continue reading 44 SEX ACTS IN ONE WEEK : A PROVOCATIVE ROM-COM

GRIFFIN AWARD 2017 : DAVID FINNIGAN’S ‘KILL CLIMATE DENIERS’

Featured photo – Griffin Award 2017 winner David Finnigan. Photo by Javier Vela. Inset photos by Brett Boardman.

In promoting and encouraging new, emerging Australian playwrights, the Griffin Theatre Company is continuing to evolve and grow.

Under the Artistic Direction of Lee Lewis, Griffin has become an audience favourite, as evidenced last Sunday by a full house of writers, fellow actors and loyal supporters at the annual 2017 Griffin Award.

The Griffin Award is now in its twentieth year and recognises an ‘outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice.’

The winner received a $10,000 prize and the runners-up $1,000. Of the 95 entries this year, only 5 were shortlisted.

The winner was David Finnigan for Kill Climate Deniers, a sharp and satirical look at politics, the two-party system coming face to face with a global-scale crisis unfolding over decades.

The other 4 shortlisted plays this year were: Kit Brookman for The Bees Are All Dead, Ang Collins for Blueberry Play, Emme Hoy for Extinction of the Learned Response and Brooke Robinson for Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. 

The play readings were stimulating, clever and funny and all refreshingly different. It would be good to see these plays, in their entirety, on stage some time soon.

If you are a playwright and wish to be notified when applications for 2018 open, go to the Griffin website, Griffin Award, and fill out a form. For other queries, email: submissions@griffintheatre.com.au