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"This production is one of the best pieces of indie theatre on Sydney stages” – Daily Review

Red Line Productions presents an exclusive fundraising season of

HOWIE THE ROOKIE
[FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE]

WRITTEN BY MARK O’ROWE
DIRECTED BY TOBY SCHMITZ
PERFORMED BY ANDREW HENRY


18 - 21 DECEMBER
OLD FITZ THEATRE

PERFORMANCE TIME: 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $35.00 [+ PAY WHAT YOU WANT DONATION OPTION]
 

ABOUT:
After being denied funding for our 2019 Season: UNLEASHED and receiving an incredible outpouring of support from our community as a result, Red Line Productions are taking it back to where it all began five years ago with a special week of our first ever production of Mark O’Rowe’s HOWIE THE ROOKIE to raise the final funds required to keep the Old Fitz Theatre alive and thriving.

Performed by Artistic Director, Andrew Henry, and directed by Toby Schmitz, this will be last time Red Line Productions’ production of this play will ever be performed in Australia.

"Howie the Rookie is intelligently spare and beautifully performed, it is revealed as a rare feast of theatrical imagination. A short, sharp and shocking night that’s often brilliant." - Jo Litson

"More extravagant expenditure or auditorium capacity will not improve the colossal genius presented on this very special occasion." - Suzy Goes See


CREATIVE TEAM:
Written by Mark O’Rowe
Directed by Toby Schmitz
Assistant Directed by Sean Hawkins
Performed by Andrew Henry
Stage Management by Genevieve Muratore
Lighting Design by Alexander Berlage

TICKETS:
$35.00 [+ PAY WHAT YOU WANT DONATION OPTION]

RUNNING TIME:
75 minutes (no interval)


ANDREW HENRY:
Andrew Henry is an alumni from the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago. Theatre credits include Treat in Lyle Kessler's Orphans directed by Anthony Gooley, The Howie Lee in Howie The Rookie by Mark O'Rowe directed by Toby Schmitz which earned Andrew a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in an independent production; C.S Lewis in Freuds Last Session at QPAC directed by Adam Cook, Douglas in Europe by Michael Gow, Andrew was nominated for a Sydney Theatre award for best supporting actor in an independent production for his role as Chris Keller in All My Sons by Arthur Miller at the Eternity Playhouse directed by Iain Sinclair and he won the Glug Award for this performance. Other theatre credits include  Victor Frankenstein in Nick Dears adaptation of Frankenstein which toured nationally and was directed by Mark Kilmurry, the Australian premiere of Reasons to be Pretty by Neil Labute directed by James Beach, The Schelling Point directed by Sarah Goodes and The Chronic-ills of Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan directed by Lucinda Gleeson. 


TOBY SCHMITZ:
Toby Schmitz is a writer, director and actor.
His theatre acting credits include The Present, Hamlet, The Rover, The Wild Duck, Thyestes, Strange Interlude, Private Lives, Measure for Measure, Ruben Guthrie, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties, The Importance of Being Earnest, Much Ado About Nothing, The School for Scandal and Nowra’s Boyce Trilogy.
His plays include Capture The Flag, I Want To Sleep With Tom Stoppard, Degenerate Art, and Chicks Will Dig You! for which he won the Patrick White Award.
His directing credits include Boy’s Life, This Is How It Goes, Shakespearealism, Howie the Rookie and Degenerate Art.


THE ORIGINAL SEASON OF HOWIE THE ROOKIE WAS PERFORMED AT THE OLD FITZ THEATRE IN NOVEMBER 2014, AND JUNE 2016, PRODUCED BY RED LINE PRODUCTIONS, AND FEATURING THE FOLLOWING CREATIVE TEAMS:

2016:

Co-Directors: Toby Schmitz & Luke Cowling
Cast: Sean Hawkins & Andrew Henry
Re-Design: Luke Cowling
Lighting Design: Luiz Pampolha
Stage Manager: Gen Muratore
Voice and Dialect: Gabrielle Rogers
Set Construction: Col Emmerton
Set Construction Assistant: Thomas Pidd
Scenic Artist: Rosalind Bunting
Scenic Artist Assistant: Tori Garrett
Production Photography: Kate Williams

2014:

Director: Toby Schmitz
Cast: Sean Hawkins & Andrew Henry
Designer: Lisa Mimmocchi
Lighting Designer: Alex Berlage
Sound Designer: Jed Silver
Stage Manager: Nicholas Foustellis
Voice and Dialect: Gabrielle Rogers


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Recommended for ages 16+

Seating at the Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.

There is a lockout policy in place for all shows at the Old Fitz Theatre. Unfortunately latecomers can not be permitted and reentry to the theatre is not possible during the performance. Please visit our info page for more information.

Performer Andrew Henry & Director Toby Schmitz

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