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Johnny Sumelj

JOHNNY SUMELJ

  

Nationality:    Australian
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Aside from being an avid writer, Johnny is also a working actor and voice over artist. He trained as an actor at UOW, graduating with his BCA in 2003, and has performed in such plays as Blood Wedding (2007), Much Ado About Nothing (2011), The Merchant Of Venice (2014), Twelve Angry Men (2014), Lear (2015), Doubt: A Parable (2017), and David Williamson's The Removalists (2017) to name a few. Some of his most notable works as a voice artist include Mr Monkey in the Viva la Gong puppetry spectacle Mr Monkey And The Magic Flying Carpet (2010) as well as his various incarnations, including co-lead character Johnny Buzz Jnr, in the Johnny/Lisle podcast series.

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

        Back To Humanity         Battle For Prospero, The         Dick's Hard: With A Vengeance         Hacksaw Killer, The         I Remember You         Maroon By Day         Melbourne Star's Finest         Melbourne Star's Finest II         Melbourne Star's Finest III         Melbourne Star's Finest IV         Melbourne Star's Finest No More         Melbourne Star's Finest V         Natalie's Doubt         Time To Go



Back To Humanity

Synopsis:
Jason Stanley, a loving and devoted husband and father of three, mysteriously disappeared after a work shift one morning in July 1955. Decades on he re-emerges, finding himself as young as he was, in twenty-first century attire, and with no memory of the years he has lost.

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Battle For Prospero, The

Synopsis:
Community theatre director Warren Ellis is holding auditions for William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' and it's looking pretty bad. There are no attendees in sight and Warren's frustration ensues. However, things go from bad to worse when two actors eventually turn up wanting the lead part. Prepare to witness the battle for Prospero!

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Genre:
Comedy

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Dick's Hard: With A Vengeance

Synopsis:
Dick and Eddie are brothers who hate each other with a passion. Eddie's taken hold of the family business and Dick thinks he'd be better for it. When Dick learns that Eddie killed their father and uncle to obtain his position, Dick will learn to harness his emotions and surrender to the act of vengeance.

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Loosely based on William Shakespeares Richard III.

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Genre:
Black Comedy

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Hacksaw Killer, The

Synopsis:
Roommates Elise and Bonnie become aware of a notorious serial killer targeting women in the city who fit their description. When new tenant Ashley moves into the building the girls are immediately smitten but grow suspicious after inviting him over for dinner.

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comedy

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I Remember You

Synopsis:
Max finds himself in a room he's never been in before. He encounters a young girl who looks familiar but can't seem to connect a memory to her face. As time passes and more questions are asked, Max's existence, along with the young girl's, will change forever.

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Maroon By Day

Synopsis:
A man will come to a mind-boggling set of realisations that will prove all the more grave after being interrogated by professional thieves who accuse him of deception, betrayal and abandonment.

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Wollongong Workshop Theatre, Gwynneville, Australia.     Sep 2013

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Drama

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Melbourne Star's Finest

Synopsis:
Investigative journalist Jensen Russo journeys to the Gold Coast to assist his former editor-in-chief in tracking down an old colleague who has gone missing after conducting her own investigation into a series of mysterious disappearances.

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Drama

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Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Melbourne Star's Finest II

Synopsis:
Having just arrived home from the Gold Coast, Jensen is assigned to a story involving a drug syndicate operating out of a toy manufacturing facility.

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Melbourne Star's Finest III

Synopsis:
Jackson Grade, a former investigative journalist with the Melbourne Star, has escaped from prison with the intent of seeking revenge against Jensen for tainting his reputation and destroying his career.

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Melbourne Star's Finest IV

Synopsis:
Cindy Han, Jensen's old high school friend, has become the target of an assassin after receiving discrediting information on a high-profile senator.

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Melbourne Star's Finest No More

Synopsis:
After exposing a money laundering operation in South Melbourne, Jensen becomes the target of renowned underworld figure and mafia boss Julio Renditi

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Melbourne Star's Finest V

Synopsis:
Jensen goes on the hunt to find a notorious catfisher who targets the elderly and robs them of their life savings.

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Natalie's Doubt

Synopsis:
Is Santa Claus real? Natalie isn't quite sure anymore. To find out she decides to write-in to a local newspaper for the answer.

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Based on the famous editorial that appeared in the September 1897 edition of The New York Sun entitled 'Is There A Santa Claus?'.

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Croatian Catholic Centre, Figtree, Australia.     Nov 2007

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Time To Go

Synopsis:
Set in the 1960s, a housewife learns of a secret her husband's been keeping since they met.

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Wollongong Workshop Theatre, Gwynneville, Australia.     Jun 2014

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Genre:
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