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Returning to New Theatre for its second year, Brand Spanking New celebrates Australian playwriting by showcasing the work of both emerging and established writers in a two week fully curated season.

Monologues, short plays and excerpts from longer plays, Brand Spanking New is a selected snapshot of the best of contemporary writing – poignant, tender, brave, bold and unapologetically funny.

This season is for all those who are bored with seeing the “same old plays”, for those who believe in seeing vibrant and fresh new work- by brilliant emerging artists and award winning contemporary Australian theatre artists. So check it out…
Week 1
30th September- 3rd October

Homemade written by Vanessa Bates
Directed by Anne-Maree Magi
Performed by Jane Phegan

Queen of the Night by Tamara Asmar
Directed by Jennifer Monk
Performed by Abi Rayment and Tanya Weiler

Fit for a King by Phil Spencer
Directed by Jane Eakin
Performed by Jarrod Crellin, Jeremy Just, Chris Leaney, Johnny Cordukes, Matt Ford

The Return by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Augusta Supple
Performed by Matthew Charleston, Natalie Saleeba and Stephen Wilkinson

Measure by Jonathan Ari Lander
Directed by Tanya Dickson
Performed by Suz Mawer and Felino Dolloso

Last Ride by Ross Mueller
Directed by Travis Green
Performed by Dave Kirkham

Matt Lauer by Rick Viede
Directed by Louise Fischer

Week 2
7th October- 10th October

King of the Mountain by Jessica Bellamy
Directed by Scott Selkirk
Performed by Stephen Peacocke and Olivia Solomons

if I could be anything I would be something different by Kit Brookman
Directed by Mark Pritchard
Performed by Eamon Bryant and Daniel Fischer

Lone Bird by Verity Laughton
Directed by Nick Curnow
Performed by Fiona Press, Tim Allen and Bruno Xavier

White Wedding by Sonal Moore
Directed by Sarah Vickery
Performed by Suz Mawer

The Bermuda Love Triangle by Patrick Lenton
Directed by Augusta Supple
Performed by Lucy Goleby, Tiek Kim Pok and Toby Villis,

Siberia by Timothy Daly
Directed by Scarlet McGlynn
Performed by Amy Kersey and Brynn Loosemore

Polly Pocket is Not a Princess by Maxine Mellor
Directed by Danielle O’Keefe

Self Service by Mary Rachel Brown
Directed by Ian Zammit
Performed by Christine Greenough

The Brand Spanking New Dream Team
Season Artistic Director Augusta Supple
Designer Paul Matthews
Lighting Designer Miles Thomas
Composer Catherine Robinson
Production Coordinator Julia Lenton
Stage Manager Bron Millar
Dramaturg Augusta Miller
Assistant Director Gavin Roach

Supported by

Performance Times
Week One 30 September – 3 October 2009 Wed- Sat at 8pm
Week Two 7 – 10 October 2009 Wed- Sat at 8pm

Ticket Prices
Full $22