About the Collection
Our Red Door imprint is not just about the published play. The play is amplified by material that enhances our understanding of the work, often including images, video interviews, historical material and other resources.
Red Door – a curator’s imprint – presents not only the most exciting leading edge new plays, but also older plays that we believe deserve a deeper read or further celebration. All the plays are richly theatrical and resonant.
Blood on the Dance Floor is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s striking monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.
The Mares bristles with energetic poetic storytelling – this is far-reaching, ambitious work, and perhaps represents a model for how the European classical theatre tradition can be used still to explore the questions and hard truths which plague us to this day.
Contest is a highly intelligent, perceptive and deeply felt work that demands to be staged. Ostensibly about the members of a suburban Netball team, this is a work that explores female relationships and the physical body under stress. Collyer’s unsettling tragicomedy ranges across candid sexual revelation to bodily betrayal underpinned by an unspoken sea of domestic violence and societal constraint.
The Irresistible is a fascinating, troubling work that delves deeply into what it means to explore truth and perspective. The work emerged through long-form devising exploring the subconscious – and remains concerned with the invisible and often insidious nature of unconscious bias in our lives, particularly in its delving into gender politics. The Irresistible is a darkly comic sci-fi thriller which twists and turns in a Lynchian abandon.
Australian Realness is both a progression and an evolution of Zoey Dawson’s previous concerns – insightful, anxious, weird and clever.
Raimondo Cortese’s Features of Blown Youth explores the diffidence and dislocation of a generation falling out of the rationalist capitalism of the 80’s and into the cynicism and distrust of the early 90’s. It is nominally about the dynamics of young people interacting in a shared household in the inner city – but at its heart about systems of thought, personal identify and the perhaps bleak attempts at connection we all make. This is a work deserving of rediscovery and re-examination.