Gun Control Theatre Action: Sydney, Australia

Hello friends,

This event is taking place at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia…

Gun Control Theatre Action (GCTA) week runs worldwide from 27 May 2 June. GCTA Sydney will stage a reading of GCTA plays, written by renowned playwrights such as Neil La Bute, Caridad Svich and local writer, Alex Broun. 

Admission is FREE


1) Everyday Villainy by Gab Cody
Read by Ali Aitken

2) The Next Time by Cecilia Copeland
Read by Gabriel McCarthy and Katherine Shearer

3) Irony of the Second Degree by Kyle Bostian
Read by Alison Meredith and Craig Walker

4) Cecily by Neil LaButt
Read by Shai Alexander

5) Dad’s Guns by Neil Blackadder
Read by Ilya Levy and Jay Pace

6) Electric Midnight Emergency Call by Lynn Manning
Read by Elly Goodman

7) Orangutans Don’t Kill by Winter Miller
Read by Lynden Jones

8) Happiness by Chiori Miyagawa
Read by Ambika Asthana

9) Rand by Jennifer Maisel
Read by Amanda Porter

10) 50 Guns by Alex Broun
Directed by Stephen Carnell Performed by Lisa Hanssens


11) (Excerpt from) ‘the nature of captivity’ by Matthew Paul Olmos
Read by Marissa Dikkenberg, Lisa Chappell, Matt Minto, Simon London

12) Right after Virginia Tech by Laura Zam
Read by Gael Ballantyne

13) A poem for Sandy Hook by August Schulenburg
Read by Oliver Burton

14) Change by Elaine Avila
Read by Elisa Cristallo

15) Hello My name is Joe by Amina Henry
Read by Liz Hovey

16) Gun Culture by Ian Rowlands
Read by Valentino Arico

17) The Wake by Caridad Svich
Read by Emily Stewart and TBC

18) What are we going to do about little brother? by Zac Kline Read by Felix Carlyle

19) Gun Control by Chris Weikel
Read by Haven Tso

20) Gun Play by Oliver Mayer
Read by Tula Tzoras and Steven McGrath

21) Bridge to Baraka: The Pen Instead of the Gun by Yvette Heyliger
Directed by Uma Kali Shakti Read by Tade Adepoyibi

22) (Extract from) Testimony by Tameka Cage Conley
Directed by Ruth Fingret Read by Coco Frohlich and Tashi Reuben

23) See Dick and Jane get ready for school by Gary Winter
Read by Pauline Kingsford Smith, Karol Patryk Binkowski, Sally Williams, Richard Mason.

24) Toys by Saviana Stanescu
Read by TBC and TBC

STANDBY ACTORS: Shelley Booth, Ingrid Yu Hin, Lucy Rasheed, Jones, Holly Emmett, Peter Maple, Amy Fisher, Jaymie Knight, Stephanie Merriman.

For more information about GCTA Sydney contact Stephen Carnell, 0418 255 440.

Gun Control Theatre Action Week is presented in collaboration with
NoPassport Theatre Alliance & The Vicious Circle

For more information about GCTA worldwide

Script Tease, Monday, May 27th, 7 pm

Script Tease Has Genre Trouble

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we are tackling the various (sub)versions of form. We’ve got men on the moon, comedic puppetry, plagues, ghosts, and gumshoes. 
Let’s see what sort of genre trouble we can get into!
Join us for an evening of short plays, best enjoyed with a drink and a nosh.

This evening of Script Tease kicks of a three month series at 61 Local with the usual suspects. 

Analoguous Jones and The Dublin Tender by Stuart Brigett
Earthrise by Libby Emmons
Closet Things by Amina Henry (This play is dumb but I kind of like it.)
The 14th Annual Foot Puppet Festival by Holly Hepp-Galvan
First Born by Daniel John Kelley
and more!

Stuart Bridgett
Amina Henry (Can you BELIEVE it? Acting again, for a minute…)
Holly Hepp-Galvan
Brandon Jones
Nancy Kelley
Jesse Manocherian
Mimian Morales
James Nugent
Kristin Warheit
Brett Warwick
and others!

Barrie Gelles
and others!

Where: 61 Local (a bar in Carroll Gardens, in Brooklyn)
When: Monday, May 27 at 7pm
There is no ticket fee or cover charge – just buy a drink (or two) and perhaps some food.

Close out your holiday weekend with us and then mark your calendars for the next two Script Tease events:
Script Tease Adapts on Monday, June 24 at 7pm
Script Tease Goes Pop on Monday, July 29 at 7pm

BULLY Redux at The Cell, Blackboard Reading Series, Monday, May 13th

After a really fruitful workshop week for BULLY and a rewarding reading a couple of Sundays ago, I’ve been given the opportunity to hear it again as part of The Cell’s Blackboard Reading Series this Monday, May 13th, at 7:30 pm. Come on out. There will be wine.


“A group of women exorcise and exercise their inner demons. Sometimes having fun hurts.”

Directed by: Kira Simring

Cast:vTiffany Rachelle Stewart, Lila Donnolo, Carmit Levite, Almeria Campbell, Che Lyons, and Tjasa Ferme

the cell

338 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011