Join us LIVE on Facebook and YouTube as we broadcast from the FringeHQ Theatre (formerly the 505 Theatre) on Wednesday 28th April for the world premiere of The Curve – an anthology of short plays and scenes from five leading Australian Playwrights.
In the early days of the lockdown in 2020, playwrights Vanessa Bates, Mary Rachel Brown, Suzie Miller, Lachlan Philpott and Katie Pollock came together in a virtual writing group to support each other and spur each other on. There were only two rules: deliver a piece every Monday inspired by events of the previous week; and show up online to read them out. Write down, show up, read out.
The result was a collection of scenes and monologues that respond to 2020 in deeply personal ways. Loneliness, fear, bad dreams, repressed attraction or repugnance, lockdown and sudden escapes, jigsaw puzzles, food deliveries, bad tempers, and penguins all made their way onto their pages.
And The Curve was born.
Presented by Critical Stages Touring, and Directed by Chris Bendall, The Curve will be presented as a live staged reading at FringeHQ Newtown, and streamed free for a strictly limited time before becoming a premier pay-per-view stream on the CST Screening Room.
Click ‘Going’ on the Facebook Event to make sure you don’t miss out on this very special online performance, or bookmark www.criticalstages.com.au/screening-room/ to watch it, along with other outstanding independent theatre, on the Critical Stages Touring website.
The Curve is being pubished by Currency Press. Copies will be available for purchase at the live event in Sydney, and on the Currency Press website.