Three confronting and provocative plays about women.
MUFF by Van Badham
Winner of the 2014 NSW Premier’s Award, the Nick Enright Award for Playwriting, Muff explores women, sex and relationships; a horrific, random rape of a young woman and the threads from this event that continue to wrap and bind their way into lives years after the physical injuries have healed.
MinusOneSister by Anna Barnes
Sophocles’ Electra is furiously wrenched into the present and told from the point of view of the teenagers. Eternal obsessions mingle with the obsessions of our times, bloodshed goes hand in hand with Bacardi Breezers and Facebook, and a chilling portrait emerges of a family irreversibly shattered by grief and guilt.
SHIT by Patricia Cornelius
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Shit takes us into the world of three women–Billy, Bobby and Sam–three women from a violent, impoverished underclass who have landed in prison together after a vicious incident. These are the underbelly of womenhood we as a society so rarely want to admit exist.
The work of Patricia Cornelius featured at the 2017 Sydney Festival. Shit had a production at the Seymour Centre, as did readings of two of her other plays, Love and Slut. Patricia was also in conversation with Festival Director Wesley Enoch, where discussed the role of women in theatre and how to make theatre that packs a punch.