SEASON 2017: QUESTIONS

 

Navy Pier by John Corwin

“Corwin is a playwright of profound insight and rapturous word-play.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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Navy Pier

15 August – 2 September, 2017

The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne

“Well. He had beaten me again. Shit. And I…”

When you steal somebody else’s life, what happens when you have to give it back?

Martin and Kurt are old college friends and aspiring writers. They share youthful inspiration, ideals and ambition until Kurt, the superior talent, gets a break with the publication of one of his stories in the New Yorker. Soon Kurt is heading for the big city lights and success, taking with him Martin’s girlfriend into the bargain.

‘North of Eight elegantly captures the dynamic and intricate weaving story elements resounding throughout Corwin’s brilliant writing’ – BCause Arts.

North of Eight presents this contemporary tale of literary and romantic betrayal, confronting the painful and poignant journey of finding your own voice.

“Because were I a stronger man…if I could have only once…”

Directed by Phoebe Anne Taylor | Produced by Dean Worthington | Starring Siobhan Connors, Patrick Moonie, Mark Salvestro and Jessica Stanley.

“An intellectual thriller…utterly compelling” – The Guardian

 
 
 

The Team

  Siobhan Connors as 'Liv'

Siobhan Connors as 'Liv'

  Director Phoebe Anne Taylor

Director Phoebe Anne Taylor

  Stage Manager Jessica Martin

Stage Manager Jessica Martin

  Pat Moonie as 'Kurt'

Pat Moonie as 'Kurt'

  Assistant Director Faran Martin

Assistant Director Faran Martin

  Designer Sean Minahan

Designer Sean Minahan

  Mark Salvestro as 'Martin'

Mark Salvestro as 'Martin'

  Producer Dean Worthington

Producer Dean Worthington

  Jessica Stanley as 'Iris'

Jessica Stanley as 'Iris'

 
 

Production stills by Sarah Clarke Photography

 

Toyer by Gardner McKay

 ‘Superb. Riveting, breathtaking – most exciting drama of the year’ – L.A. Herald Examiner.

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Toyer

By Gardner McKay

Australian Premiere

26 April – 13 May, 2017

The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne

Running Time: 110 minutes including interval

“Why does anyone want to do that to anyone?”

Maude Christopher has devoted her life to changing peoples’ minds. A lauded clinical psychiatrist, she is logical, precise, highly intelligent. But these are human qualities, and can just as easily be found in one who would use them not to heal, but to destroy.

North of Eight dives into the dark and twisted world of deliberate, sickening acts of crime. We are led to question our own ability to hurt, to kill, to change forever the life of another.

‘One of the most thrilling, dark and twisted productions to date’ – Milk Bar Mag.

In his own words, the author describes this play as, among other things, “about our vast ability to manipulate one another…it is about our awful power of charisma.”

Gardner McKay’s thrilling, deceptive and surprising play will have you hooked from the first uncertainty to the last.

“After all I’ve done, wouldn’t it be weird if I wasn’t insane?”

‘The audience is seduced into a perfect nightmare of powerful psychological manipulation’ – Weekend Notes.

Read reviews of ‘Toyer’ here.

 
 
 
 

THE TEAM

 
  Faran Martin as 'Maude'

Faran Martin as 'Maude'

  Kashmir Sinnamon as 'Peter'

Kashmir Sinnamon as 'Peter'

 
  Director Sarah Hallam

Director Sarah Hallam

  Assistant Director Jessica Martin

Assistant Director Jessica Martin

  Producer Jessica To

Producer Jessica To

  Assistant Producer Anthea Greco

Assistant Producer Anthea Greco

  Sound Designer Nathaniel Morse

Sound Designer Nathaniel Morse

 

Guest Director Shane Connor

Assistant Stage Managed by Jaklene Vukasinovic

Set Construction by Tony Bradshaw

Lighting Design by Reuben Stone

Marketing & Publicity by Sarah Clarke and Mark Salvestro

 

Production stills by Arun Munoz Photography

Terminus by Mark O’Rowe

'...a feat of storytelling...brilliant' - The Guardian

 
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Terminus

By Mark O’Rowe

21 February – 11 March 2017

The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne.

‘Each of us broods on the looming termination of our barely blooming relationship.’

Three people, seemingly disconnected, are ripped from their daily lives and thrust head-on into an evening of pandemonium. In a series of monologues, we follow three individuals through a landscape of words on a journey from reality to the fantastical.

Opening North of Eight’s inaugural 2017 season is Mark O’Rowe’s clever piece of rhyme and rhythm bubbling off the page.

Winner of the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“Gripping, grotesque and deliriously good.” – Sunday Tribune

“Hilarious, stunning, surprisingly touching and enormously satisfying… a fantastic piece of writing.” – Irish Times

‘Like kids on a dare, we head who the hell knows where?’

 

Interviews with the Director, Shane Savage and Assistant Director, Tasha Sanders

 

What to expect

The words of Mark O'Rowe

The Courthouse Hotel

 

THE TEAM

 Emma Louise Pursey as 'Character A'

Emma Louise Pursey as 'Character A'

 Sarah Clarke as 'Character B'

Sarah Clarke as 'Character B'

 Scott Major as 'Character C'

Scott Major as 'Character C'

  Director Shane Savage

Director Shane Savage

  Assistant Director Tasha Sanders

Assistant Director Tasha Sanders

  Producer Siobhan Connors

Producer Siobhan Connors

  Assistant Producer Faran Martin

Assistant Producer Faran Martin

  Stage Manager Jessica Stanley

Stage Manager Jessica Stanley

 

Lighting Design by Jason Crick | Sound Design by Celine Khong

Watch the trailer for 'Character A'

Watch the trailer for 'Character B'

Watch the trailer for 'Character C'

 

Q & A with Emma Louise Pursey

Q & A with Scott Major

Production stills by Aaron Maguire