BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR by Jacob Boehme

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 by Kate Mulvany

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 by Emilie Collyer

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 by Adriane Daff, Zoe Pepper & Tim Watts

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 by Zoey Dawson

Australian Realness is both a progression and an evolution of Zoey Dawson’s previous concerns – insightful, anxious, weird and clever.

 

FEATURES OF BLOWN YOUTH by Raimondo Cortese

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.