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Terence Crawford

TERENCE CRAWFORD

  

Nationality:    Australian
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Terence Crawford's plays include Love's Triumph (Darlinghurst Theatre 2003, return season 2007), Fuck 'em if They Can't Take a Joke (New Theatre 2007), Shondelle the Tiger (Sydney Fringe 2001), Autumn (Griffin 1995, New England Theatre Co 1996) Pierrot and Columbine (Theatre of Image and STC 1995) and Pushin' Up Daisies (Griffin 1992). Shondelle the Tiger and Seminary Songs have also been produced by the ABC as radio plays. Terence is an actor and director, and one of Australia's most renowned acting teachers. His book, Trade Secrets: Australian actors and their craft, was published by Currency Press in 2005. He runs the professional actor-training course at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts.

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below is a list of Terence Crawford's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Autumn         Blood And Water         Five Tons Of Love         Love's Triumph         Pierrot And Columbine         Pushin' Up Daisies         Shondelle the Tiger



Autumn

Synopsis:
Three friends in their forties try to celebrate the birthday of one of them, while worrying over the non-appearance of the drug-troubled daughter of the other two

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1st Produced:
Griffin Theatre Co, Sydney    1995

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Genre:
Play, 80 min One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Blood And Water

Synopsis:
Reunion of the members of a large, fractious Irish/Australian family, and the lovers, partners and 'strays' that pursue them

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1st Produced:
Theatre Nepean, Sydney    2001

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Genre:
2 acts Comedy

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  19            Other:  Much doubling possible. Minimum cast: 6 men, 8 women

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Five Tons Of Love

Synopsis:
a company of actors gather to summon the spirit of Chekhov to their production of Seagull, and are more successful than they would like to be

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1st Produced:
Newcastle Rep, Australia    1997

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Genre:
3 act Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Love's Triumph

Synopsis:
a gambler, Morrie Fairway, is given a day to clear his debts or end up as fish-food at the bottom of Sydney Harbour. Mistaken identities, long-lost relatives, cross-dressing, big-hearted hookers, fortune-seeking country boys and identical twins abound in this hit comedy

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1st Produced:
Three Ways Theatre Co, Sydney    2003

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Genre:
Comedy (in verse), 2 act 115 min

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Pierrot And Columbine

Synopsis:
a shy, wholesome, rural love affair between a baker and a laundry-woman is shattered by the arrival of a big-city smartypants

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adaptation of short story by Michel Tournier, rights held by Author And original director/designer, Kim Carpenter

1st Produced:
Theatre Of Image And Sydney Theatre Company    1995

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Genre:
family/fantasy/adaptation, 2 acts

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  musician and puppeteer (optional)

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Pushin' Up Daisies

Synopsis:
Three middle-aged siblings deal very differently with the death of their domineering mother, and the continuing life of their Irish grandfather.

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1st Produced:
Griffin Theatre Co, Sydney    1992

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Genre:
2 acts Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Shondelle the Tiger

Synopsis:
Follows the devotional service of Shondelle, team mascot for a football club, through the course of an eventful season

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1st Produced:
Sydney Fringe Festival    2001

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Genre:
Comedy, 45 min One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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