Written by Jane e Thompson Directed by Janine Watson
Suzie Flack has made it to the big league. The first female Australian Rules footballer to play professionally with the men - which is why you haven’t heard of her; she doesn’t exist.
Fierce is not a just play about football. It is a play about who gets to do what. Who gets to inhabit which spaces. Who is allowed to succeed at which pursuits. What happens when someone refuses to sit neatly in the box society has allotted her.
Janine Watson (Unqualified, Romeo & Juliet) directs the Sydney Premiere of this ode to the drama that is AFL football, masculine culture, and the prevailing idea of what it means to be “Australian”.
“This is an exceptional piece of theatre with broad appeal.” - The Australian
CAST: Lauren Richardson Zelman Cressey-Gladwin Stacey Duckworth Martin Jacobs Chantelle Jamieson Felix Johnson Andrew Shaw
CREATIVE TEAM: Writer: Jane E. Thompson Director: Janine Watson Associate Producer: Eloise Snape Assistant Director: Olivia Aleksoski Production Manager: Maria Spataro Stage Management: Gen Muratore Set & Costume Design: Melanie Liertz Lighting Design: Kelsey Lee Sound Design: Ben Pierpoint Movement Consultant: Julia Billington Fight Director: Tim Dashwood Assistant Fight Director: Sam Plummer Dance Choreography: Stacey Duckworth Publicity Photography: Steve Christo