new fitz play #5
by CLARE HENNESSY
Directed by JESSICA ARTHUR
27 june - 8 july
Red Line Productions presents the New Fitz 2017 Program at The Old Fitz Theatre.
Proudly presented by Poor Tom's Gin & Mark Blumer, and supported by Playwriting Australia and ambassador Louis Nowra.
Mia loves two things: feminism, and journalism. She’s landed the scoop of a lifetime, and she’s not going to let anything stand in her way. Parker loves one thing: his job at Sunday Juice. They’ve landed in a PR nightmare, and he has every intention to pull them out of it. But they didn't plan on falling into each others laps.
Passion has a tendency to ruin even the best of intentions and the most perfectly pronounced of political dispositions. When so many things in her life have to be black or white, Mia finds herself falling, spectacularly, into the grey areas.
Tongue Tied is an exploration of ethics, integrity and how passion can fuck up even the best laid plans and features Gary Clementson (Hidden Sydney, Caress/Ache) and Contessa Treffione (Mystery of Love & Sex, STC's All My Sons).
Written by Clare Hennessy
Directed by Jessica Arthur
Stage Management by Maddy McWilliam
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:15 PM
Sunday: 4:30 PM
Duration: 40 Minutes
“This is a unique and compelling idea. To have playwrights react to, reflect upon, and imaginatively re-invent ideas, stories or characters from other plays being staged, and then have the original and the re-make in tandem, is a potentially wonderful method of reinterpretation that will lead to some wonderful work. I’m certain that this challenging concept will bring out the best in many playwrights and will result in future productions where these works survive as stand-alone plays of importance.”
Louis Nowra, Ambassador, New Fitz 2017
THE WRITER: CLARE HENNESSY
Clare is a writer, harmony enthusiast and pet botherer from Sydney, Australia. After an upbringing spent backstage, knee-deep in confetti and doused in hair spray, it was inevitable that she would follow the yellow brick road into the performing arts. Whilst attending Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College, she sang with the Australian Girls Choir (including appearing as a QANTAS choir girl alongside Hugh Jackman in The Boy from Oz), placing in the top ten achievers in the state for HSC music and performing in the Board of Studies Encore showcase. From here, she underwent a short and sweet encounter with the Sydney Theatre Company as part of their Young Playwrights Residency which propelled her into her Bachelor of Communication (Theatre/Media) at Charles Sturt University. Her undergraduate degree saw her developing a wide range of performance, composition, writing and directing skills, as well as various applied theatre projects (arranging and performing a three-part a capella cover of Blurred Lines for a reimagining of Lysistrata being a highlight).
She furthered her education at AFTRS Open and interned with the Australian Theatre for Young People as a dramaturg. In her final year of study, she co-founded leftofcentre theatre collective, with her debut play Elegy traveling to La Boite’s FAST festival, a showing at ATYP and a season as part of Perth’s FRINGEWORLD.
Following her graduation from NIDA Masters of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance) this year, she's been writing TRANSIENCE, which was produced by bAKEHOUSE/kXT.
Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.
Drinks are permitted in the theatre. Food is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes bar chips/nuts.
Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 044 413 with any issues.