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Noelle Janaczewska

NOELLE JANACZEWSKA

  

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Cameron Creswell Agency  

Noelle Janaczewska is a multi-award winning Sydney-based writer whose plays, libretti, radio scripts, open texts, monologues, stand-up poetry, essays and on-line explorations have been performed, broadcast and published throughout Australia and overseas. after graduating with a Ba (Honours) in Human Sciences from Oxford University, Noelle received a scholarship from the UK Social Sciences Research Council to study for a Masters Degree at the London School of economics and Political Science. On completion of her Masters, she worked with - and co-established - -a number of Theatre companies and contemporary Arts groups, presenting work in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, before moving to Australia in the late 1980s. Following 2 years as the artistic Director of the Performance Space in Sydney, she returned to freelance practice. the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate award, Noelle obtained her doctorate from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1997. Recurring themes in Noelle's work are the history and philosophy of science, colonialism and its legacies, narratives of migration, and the exploration of language, and her work is acclaimed for its wit and inventiveness as well as for its creative and intellectual ambition. the author of some 30 produced plays, performance texts, monologues and radio scripts across fiction and non-fiction, Noelle's numerous nominations, grants and prizes include: the 2006 Queensland Premier's Literary award for Mrs Petrov's Shoe (Theatre @ Risk, 2006); the 2002 Griffin Playwriting award and first prize in the 2001 Playbox-Asialink Playwriting Competition for Songket, produced by the Griffin Theatre Company and the Studio at the Sydney Opera House to a sell-out season in 2003; 4 aWGIe (Australian Writers' Guild) awards for radio writing (in 2006 for the feature Let's Go Brazil, and in 2005, 2001 and 1999 for the Dramas the Rush Hour Carillon, Glissando 24 and Slowianska Street, all produced by aBC Radio National); a Centenary Medal for radio scriptwriting; an Asialink Literature Residency in Korea, and Fellowships from the Theatre and Literature Boards of the Australia Council. Noelle is currently working on performance essays for the PowerPoint age. She presented the first of these, X-Words, at the 2006 Women Playwrights' International Conference in IndonesiA. Noelle is a member of the 7-ON playwrights' group whose inaugural project the Seven Needs was part of the Griffin Theatre Company's 2007 season.

Research:    https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/8384

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        About Face         Blood Orange         Butcher's Wife, The         Cold Harvest         Connie And Kevin And the Secret Life Of Groceries         Crossing the Quince         F.R.G.S.         Good with Maps         Historia         History Of Water, The         Inland Sea         Madagascar Lily         Marie Curie Chat Show, The         Mrs Petrov's Shoe         Mysteriyaki         Pitch Black         Redheads         River Skaters, The         Shoreline         Slowianska Street         Smashed         Songket         Stories From the 428         Teacup In A Storm         Third Person         This Territory         Unrequited         View from Moving Windows, A         Women in Shorts         X-Words         Yungaburra Road


About Face

Synopsis:
In an abandoned gothic library adorned with gargoyles and grotesques, a group of young people meet - apparently for choir practice. Soon however, it becomes apparent that singing is merely a facade. For Tarwater and Jonah want to track down the missing Morgan Bequest. Some twenty thousand volumes donated to the university when the library closed. they want to reclaim the books, or if the university have destroyed them expose those who committed the ugly deed. But how? the enigmatic Haphazard suggests they need an act of God . . .

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Genre:
Youth theatre 65 min Youth audience

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Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Blood Orange

Synopsis:
This schools' touring version of Blood Orange explores the issues of body, health, identity in a loose narrative style. It was written to be performed in four languages; Vietnamese, arabic, Italian and english. (Script is in english with language in which performed in brackets). Three characters, Kim, Nadya and Tessa meeting to plan the birthday celebration for an absent fourth friend, Krystyna.

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1st Produced:
Fairfield School of Arts, Fairfield, NSW     02 Nov 1992

Organisations:
Death Defying Theatre

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http://australianplays.org/   

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Genre:
One act Youth Drama 50 min

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Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/17325

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Butcher's Wife, The

Synopsis:
When she married Luke Harris, Saren thought she'd escaped her past. Here she's Mrs. Harris, a country town butcher's wife, and Cambodia seems a long way away. Until Luke's mysterious disappearance prompts an investigation. and Gan, a local policeman, and his sister Callie enter the picture. Saren's response to her husband's disappearance puzzles Gan. Who seeks Callie's advice. Recently returned from a long and gruelling stint as an aid worker in Cambodia, Callie however, is struggling with her own ghosts. a situation exacerbated by having to deal with their astronomer mother's growing blindness. Meanwhile, Saren has an unexpected visitor. the Naga: a mythical water serpent who has assumed human form. Gan meanwhile, finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic Saren. While at home their mother's difficulty adapting to life without sight causes growing tension between brother and sister. and Callie begins to suspect there might be dark secrets in the butcher's wife's Cambodian past.

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1st Produced:
Mainstreet Theatre Company, South Australia     2000

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Genre:
magic realism 60 min

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Cold Harvest

Synopsis:
Cold Harvest explores the rites of passage and dilEmmas of an Australian-born second generation of migrants - those caught in the cross-fire between then and now, there and here, us and them. the play follows the negotiations Kasia and Yong-su make across culture, language, memory, family secrets and national histories as they attempt to understand the Cold War politics of their parents' generation; attempt to reconcile a polarised past with a culturally diverse present.

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Genre:
Full-Length 85 mins Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Connie And Kevin And the Secret Life Of Groceries

Synopsis:
Set in the busy international food court of a city mall, the structure of Connie and Kevin and the Secret Life Of Groceries is essentially three different versions of the same event. In the first act, Connie, a young sandwich stall worker, fantasises a romance with a young man who works at the Korean food counter. While singing along to schmaltzy tunes in the style of her namesake, Connie Francis. Knowing nothing about him, not even his name, she calls him Ki-sung. In the second act, Ki-sung, the object of Connie's dreaming, is revealed to be Kevin. and, in between comments on Internet spam and racism in Australia, he now imagines an encounter with the sandwich stall girl. Not knowing her name is Connie, he calls her Coralie. In act three, fantasies meet reality, when Connie and Kevin finally connect. a topical and comic romance with a fantastical twist. a romantic fantasy with kimch'i

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1st Produced:
Siren Theatre Company & Belvoir Street B Sharp, Sydney     01 Sep 2001

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Genre:
75 min musical comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Crossing the Quince

Synopsis:
Imagine that in your pocket, you have a unique fruit, perhaps the last of its kind anywhere. You're starving, you're desperate. Of course you want to eat itbut if you do, you'll remove forever its DNa from the world's botanic lexicon. You're a scientist, you know the score. What do you do? CROSSING the QUINCe, a highly visual contemporary theatre work for female actor, male dancer, a swarm of fruit-flies, a string of rats, and a rain of strawberries, explores this and other questions of individual choice. Winter 1942, and the city of Leningrad is under siege, surrounded by Nazi forces. at the Institute of Plant Industry, as food supplies dwindle, Vera, a botanist struggles with the consequences of the pact made by herself and her colleagues at the beginning of the blockade: to protect the collection - some of the world's most precious plant genetic resources. Inspired by true events, CROSSING the QUINCe is the story of Vera's struggle with herself, as loneliness and guilt gnaw at a psyche made fragile by hunger and circumstance. Finally entering a mental landscape where reality and delusion become indistinguishable. although set in the past, the themes of CROSSING the QUINCe remain resonant today. as politicians legislate to control scientific inquiry, as hardline regimes continue to silence those whose views don't conform to the prevailing ideology, and creationists lobby to get their theological beliefs onto the school science curriculum. Robust language, striking imagery, anachronistic newsflashes and new media interventions are all integral to the Dramatic unfolding of Vera's dilEmma. as doubts, regrets - and eventually guilt - are counterpointed with unexpected humour, moments of joy, political send-up, flashes of scientific reverie, and of course, the appearance of Fred astaire, as he tap-taps his way through the rats and files, and into Vera's arms.

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Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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F.R.G.S.

F.R.G.S.
Over three years, Australia's new writing theatre, Griffin theatre Company, presented fourteen unique short plays across its mainstage season. Seen for one night only, the fates, Seasons and the Seven Needs were three play cycles provoked by the classical mythology of man's inescapable destiny, the seasonal patterns and Maslow's Pyramid of Human Needs. Now , this eclectic and fascinating collection of ten minute plays by some of the country's most established and emerging playwrights becomes Short Circuit.

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Griffin Theatre Company

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Genre:
Ten Min

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Good with Maps

Good with Maps
When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In the twenty-first century are there any unknowns left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her fathers journey through Parkinsons disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknowndeath. Good with Maps is sad and confronting, but its also funny and thoughtful, celebrating the power of literature to transport us to places both real and imagined.

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1st Produced:
Kings Cross Theatre, Sydney     08 Nov 2016

Organisations:
Siren Theatre Company

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Historia

Synopsis:
a lesbian love affair between the Polish-born Zosia and the Australian Zoe invokes a powerful reconsideration of the boundaries placed around ethnicity and nationality, cyberspace and real time, and the past and the present.

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1st Produced:
Wharf 2 Theatre, Walsh Bay, NSW     16 Feb 1996

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/28165

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History Of Water, The

Synopsis:
In an engrossing interchange between a Vietnamese woman and an English-born Australian woman, the complexities of translating literally and physically to another culture are revealed. Includes English and Vietnamese text.

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adapted for radio

1st Produced:
The Wharf Studio Theatre, Walsh Bay, NSW     03 Jun 1992

Organisations:
Sydney Theatre Company,

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/16304

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Inland Sea

Synopsis:
Reviewer's Opinion: "Nikki Heywood and company return to the P Space for this movement theatre project, which uses six diverse figures of the Australian psyche. What is beyond the backyard and Hills Hoist?"  "In a radical departure from the claustrophobic walls of Burn Sonata, 'the family' stepped through the squeaky screen door into the back yard, the great out back. Operatic in its approach to sound, text and vision, Inland Sea was a fictional history of place."

Notes:
Noelle Janaczewska: Librettist

1st Produced:
The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW     20 Jul 2000

Organisations:
Performing Creatures

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Genre:
Movement-based Theatre

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/31260

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Madagascar Lily

Synopsis:
Set in a botanic garden's tropical hothouse, 12 performers assume the role of characters and story tellers

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1st Produced:
St Martins Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra, VIC     19 Nov 1997

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1st Published:
Contained in: "International Plays For Young audiences" published by Merriweather Publishing 2000   

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Genre:
Youth Theatre

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/28634

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Marie Curie Chat Show, The

Synopsis:
the Marie Curie Chat Show explores the theme of women and science. It takes an oblique, and sometimes surreal, look at the history and philosophy of science to raise questions about the ways we construct value and gender forms of knowledge. What are the relationships between fact and fiction, rationality and intuition, science and poetry? and what have been the contributions and roles played by female scientists- past and present, locally and internationally?

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1st Produced:
Peacock Theatre, Hobart, TAS     20 Jul 1994

Organisations:
Salamanca Theatre Company

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Genre:
75 mins One act

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  20            Other:  Variable cast. Originally done with 4 actors, can use up to 29. Could use all-female or mixed cast

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/25354

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Mrs Petrov's Shoe

Synopsis:
anna Lubansky shoots to prominence with her first novel Mrs Petrov's Shoe, the emotional narrative of a 9-year-old girl's struggle to reconcile her Australian reality with her parents' Central european heritage. Promoted as heavily autobiographical, anna's multicultural star shines brightly in the literary firmament - until the real fiction is exposed: anna Lubansky is actually ann Loxton. Is this reworking of her identity an act of post-modern bravado or simply fraud? Does it matter if the novel is a record of her own experiences, or the product of a vivid imagination? How did she manage to draw so many people into her invented world? Inspired by a number of recent Australian literary scandals, MRS PeTROV's SHOe is a portrait of a complex and unstable psyche, structured in 4 parts, with each movement asking us to reconsider its predecessor.

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finalist for the 2005 Griffin Playwriting Award, winner Queensland Premier's Literary Award 2006

1st Produced:
Theatre @ Risk, Melbourne     2006

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1st Published:
in Collection 7, http://Australianplays.org/, 2008   

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Genre:
Innovative form Drama with elements of comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  also suitable for larger cast (up to 18)

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Mysteriyaki

Synopsis:
Life is not going smoothly for Teruko. Her boyfriend has turned into Cardigan Man. She's lost her job managing the laundromat. Her dream of becoming a private detective seems increasingly remote. and the bills are piling up. So Teruko becomes Mysteriyaki: a telephone fortune-teller with an organisation called Dial-a-Clairvoyant. Meanwhile, across the hall, tragedy strikes. Brigitte Bardot has disappeared. Could this be Teruko's lucky break? Soon she's got a clue - several, in fact - but instead of them leading her to BB, Teruko finds herself caught in a tangle of friends and lovers, questions of faith, suspect financial dealings and a disappearing lawn.

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Pitch Black

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a smoky basement someplace. Late night jazz. and propping up the bar: Bruno McCoy. a drifter, a tour guide to the global city -- a man on the brink. a portrait of Australian values at the beginning of the 21st century, Pitch Black is an idiosyncratic cocktail of music, song, spoken word performance, stand-up comedy, and philosophical rave. as Bruno drowns his sorrows, re-lives his joys and conjures up his various lovers -- male, female, real, imaginary and electrical appliances -- we can't help but wonder just how reliable a narrator he is. a compulsive liar? a singer with a strange line in patter? Or simply an inebriated misfit looking for the real McCoy?' Source: aBC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/ - Information extracted from austLit: http://www.austlit.edu.au

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1st Produced:
Abc Radio National's Airplay     2008

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Genre:
radio play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Redheads

Synopsis:
Ruth loves Frank - who lives with Brigid; Joanna is in love with Guthrie who's married to Vienna; Australia has been devoted to America for decades. ReDHeaDS is about hyprocrisy and delusion, deception and self-deception. about our desire to fall in love, to be in a relationship, and our willingness to rush in even when all the signs are indicating: This really isn't such a great idea.

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1st Produced:
Queensize Productions With Tamarama Rock Surfers, Sydney     2007

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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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River Skaters, The

Synopsis:
In an imaginary country somewhere between eastern europe and Northeast asia, Communism arrives with a blaze of fireworks, slogans and wild optimism. as high school students, Veronika and Tae-song imagine bright futures for themselves and their nation: he's going into medicine; she plans to study music with a well-known composer. But rats appear in the Workers' Paradise. the dream begins to disintegrate, a climate of fear and duplicity soon prevails, and their lives go in very different directions. Tae-song to the Mausoleum to tend the mummified body of the Glorious Leader and Veronika to a series of prison cells. Over two decades later, amid the collapse of the Communist regime, they meet again. In a very different environment. as politicians in the new world order plan the return and reburial of the country's most famous modern composer. Part macabre burlesque, part revolutionary opera, part love story, the RIVeR SKaTeRS is an epic music-theatre tale of seduction and political change across a quarter of a century.

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Composer: Elena Kats-Chernin; Director: Sally Sussman

1st Produced:
Centre For Performance Studies, Sydney University (Workshop Presentation)     2003

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Genre:
Music-theatre script

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Shoreline

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Shoreline ""combines acting, video and visual art in an attempt to examine the relationship between live and recorded performance"". Set in south-east Asia.

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1st Produced:
The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW     31 Oct 1989

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Genre:
piece

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Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/2001

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Slowianska Street

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Genre:
25 mins One act Radio

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Smashed

Synopsis:
Maxine Novak is arrested following a drunken brawl. the story hits the headlines. the champion swimmer's future hangs in the balance. everyone has an opinion and something to say about teenage drinking. But investigative reports, government initiatives and academic research tell only a part of the story of Australia's uneasy relationship with alcohol - and its nexus with sport. SMaSHeD explores the different attitudes of young people to their use of alcohol and the phenomenon the media have dubbed binge drinking'.

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Genre:
documentary Drama 15 min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  6            Other:  plus ensemble of 6-17.

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Songket

Songket
What happens when one person's culture is another's crime? Ten years ago in north-eastern Laos, Klaudia ran out on Hayden. Now they meet up again when Hayden needs an anthropologist to be his expert witness in the trial of Koua Neng Vang, a Hmong migrant accused of raping Chan, a young textile designer. Was it sexual assault? Or did Koua recognise, in Chan's confused signals, the enduring rituals of courtship? Songket is about different notions of love and how the law does, or doesn't, accommodate cultural diversity

Notes:
winner Griffin Playwriting Award 2002 And Playbox Asialink Prize 2001

1st Produced:
The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Australia     2003

Organisations:
Griffin Theatre Company and the Studio of the Sydney Opera House

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  optional pianist

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Stories From the 428

Synopsis:
a group of new short plays based on the playwrights' experiences of travelling the 428 bus route from Circular Quay to Canterbury.

Notes:
written by Donna Abela; Vanessa Bates; Kit Brookman; Rebecca Clarke; Tahli Corin; Matthew edgerton; Joanna erskine; Lexi Freiman; Noelle Janaczewska; Sime Knezevic; Patrick Lenton; Ned Manning; Jasper Marlow; Brooke Robinson; Alison Rooke; Phil Spencer

1st Produced:
Sidetrack Theatre, Marrickville, Nsw     24 Mar 2010

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-

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  varies

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Teacup In A Storm

Teacup In A Storm
The jungle of bureaucracy, the drudgery of cleaning up yet another shattered plate, the isolation of responsibility. Caring for someone with a disability or enduring health need is no fairytale. But in this mix of documentary and fictional narrative, NoŽlle Janaczewska weaves a story of heroines and dragonsand battles fought both inside and out. Teacup in a Storm is a window into the largely unseen world of carers and the power of love and determination.

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1st Produced:
Q Theatre, Penrith, NSW     25 Feb 2016

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  10            Other:  doubling possible

Further Reference:
https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/122053

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Third Person

Synopsis:
Berlin in the bitterly cold winter of 1946/7. The city is in ruins, its future uncertain. It is a place of refugees, soldiers, rubblewomen and trauma. Black marketeer, Anton, wants to get out before his past catches up with him. He needs Portia's help. She has lost everything except her faith-in the law. Meanwhile Jessekah returns to father's house to find it occupied by someone else. . .Third Person is part allegory, part a sort-of-sequel to The Merchant of Venice, and is about notions of indebtedness and debts of all kinds-moral, political and emotional, as well as financial. The Berlin of Third Person is a place in the way that Shakespeare's Venice is a place.

Notes:
short listed for the 2011 Griffin Award.

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-    

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http://australianplays.org/   

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Genre:
drama 90 min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  ensemble

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This Territory

This Territory
This Territory was developed in the wake of the 2005 Cronulla riots through a 6-month research and consultation process with young people across Sydney. the play centres on a violent incident witnessed by a large group of young people, but they disagree about its details and their significance. In trying to get the story straight, the characters start to navigate relationships across the boundaries of ethnicity, gender, education and prejudice. they are Australia - a hotbed of cultures, and they are on fire.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Australia     2007

Organisations:
Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp) in association with Powerhouse Youth Theatre and the Sydney Opera House

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  9            Other:  voices

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Unrequited

Synopsis:
Korea captured my imagination in 1993 and has held it ever since. I've tried on several occasions to escape into other countries in the region, but it's Korea-South, North, and the diaspora-which figures most prominently and most often in my writing. From a car crash in Pyongyang on an afternoon so cold the wind blew the words back down my throat, to an encounter with Chekhov in a BUSAn bar, UNReQUITeD attempts to understand this rather one-sided love affair.

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1st Produced:
Adelaide Festival Centre, Ozasia Festival, Adelaide     2007

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Genre:
Performance essay

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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View from Moving Windows, A

Synopsis:
Harnessing the creative talents of some of Sydney's most dynamic and prestigious playwrights, A View From Moving Windows is inspired by train travel to and from the thriving and vibrant geographical centre of Sydney, Parramatta. Specifically written for True West, each the nine short plays promises to be revealing and highly entertaining. Directed by Augusta Supple, one of Sydney's most passionate promoters of new theatre, this is a theatre event that mines the sublime in the every day to present Sydney's west as you've never seen it before.

Notes:
written by Donna Abela, Vanessa Bates, Jessica Bellamy, John Fraser, Noelle Janaczewska, Nicholas Parsons, Teik Kim Pok, Angela Quinn and Alison Rooke

1st Produced:
Rafferty's Theatre, Parramatta, Nsw     18 Oct 2012

Organisations:
True West Theatre

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-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
piece

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  varies

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/82632

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Women in Shorts

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of "Women in Shorts" : Seven short pieces culled from over 40 submissions by female playwrights.

1st Produced:
Belvoir Street Downstairs Theatre, Surry Hills, Nsw     01 May 1997

Organisations:
Company 21

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/32951

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X-Words

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-

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1st Produced:
Wipc, Indonisia    

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-

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-   

Music:
-

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-

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Yungaburra Road

Synopsis:
In words, rhythms and song, Yungaburra Road explores the ways violence (and the silence that surrounds it) touches and shapes the lives of six people who live and work on Yungaburra Road in Sydney's West. a music theatre piece, Yungaburra Road's poetic form is centred on Rita da Costa's Cafe Mundo, her customers and friends, and their stories.

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-    

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-

1st Published:
http://australianplays.org/   

Music:
-

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Genre:
2 act 75 mins poetry music

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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