Tickets go live for The Monologue Adventure 2019! BOOK NOW!
As submissions come thick and fast for this year’s Monologue Adventure, we’re excited to announce the tickets for the readings are now live. Be immersed for just under an hour in intimate readings of powerful short stories in the first person on MAY 12 and MAY 13.
Submitted by women writers all over Australia, the monologues explore the stormy seas and the safe havens of life. After sell out performances in 2018, this year the readings will transform Leichhardt Town Hall, part of #edge supported by Inner West Council. The monologues cover the stormy seas and safe havens of our lives and range from topics as diverse as the Stolen Generation, the Barrier Reef, struggling with auto text on mobile phones, LGBTIQ+ stories, relationships with mothers, fathers, daughters, friendships that stand the test of time and more.
The readings are presented by four powerful women actors: the amazing Julia Christensen, Sage Godrei, Clare Grant and Umima Shah-Munro.
We are excited to welcome Umima Shah-Munro this year. Umima Shah-Munro is a 20 year old Indigenous woman from Darwin, N.T. Umima has been in a number of Browns Mart Theatre Productions in Darwin, her most notable role being Tituba in The Crucible. Umima is currently in first year at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) undertaking the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting).
The stories will be curated on April 14, and we will be releasing the results of the final readings then. Verity La creative arts online journal will also curate the top 5 and publish on their amazing website and the final stories will be published here on Content and Cultural Projects.
READ MORE about the actors and read more about stories as they are decided: bit.ly/monologueadventure.
BOOK NOW. Enjoy the conversation at The Monologue Bar afterwards!
We are excited to announce our first three actors for this year’s performances of The Monologue Adventure: Voices of Women at Leichhardt Town Hall.
Julia Christensen (left) is a graduate of NIDA (Acting, 2015), having also trained in London with RADA and Central School of Speech and Drama. She is one half of the company ‘Sexually Transmitted Politics’. Julia has performed and devised for theatres around Australia including King’s Cross Theatre, The Old 505, 45 Downstairs, Glen Street Theatre, The New Theatre, Chippen Street Theatre, Giant Dwarf, Depot Theatre and PACT.
Clare Grant (centre) performed in The Monologue Adventure 2018 and is back again in 2019. Clare has been involved in the creation of new works for theatre, radio and film for many years. She worked for two years with KISS Theatre Group in Europe. She was a founding member of The Sydney Front. Her solo performance Woman in the Wall has been presented in Sydney and in New Zealand. She was Co-director then Artistic Director of Playworks (1994-7) and served on the Theatre Committee of the NSW Arts Advisory Council (1994-6) and Theatre Fund, Australia Council (1996-99). Other performance work includes Burn Sonata (1998) and Inland Sea (devised with and directed by Nikki Heywood) (2000), Laquiem (composed and directed by Andree Greenwell from writing by Kathleen Mary Fallon) (1999). She has collaborated with John Gillies on the live performance of Prelude to the Mary Stuart Tapes 1998 and 1999 and the film The Mary Stuart Tapes (Melbourne and Sydney Film Festivals) (2000). Clare has been a lecturer in performance at UNSW since 1998. In 2012 she published an 8-pack collection of DVDs and archival documents on the work of The Sydney Front.
Sage Godrei (right) completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Screen Studies major and Acting electives at Murdoch Uni, Perth W.A. She has since completed short courses at 16th Street in Melbourne and Masterclasses with Howard Fine, Ira Seidenstein, Kate Gaul and more. Sage has performed at the Sydney Opera House for Alex Brun’s ONENESS: A Voice Without Form, The Rocks Village Bazaar for Mongrel Mouth’s The Age of Entitlement, Archway 1 Theatre and in several of her own theatre conceptions which she writes and produces through her company On the Cusp Productions. Sage has played 4 major roles in feature films one of which has gained distribution in cinemas nationally March 2019. This year Sage has also released a comedy web series she wrote / directed and starred in called COCO the Micro Series. She will also produce / direct a children’s theatre show funded by the Inner West Council.
BE A PART OF THE ADVENTURE
We have received over 50 submissions, four weeks out from the closing date of 14 April 2019. Make sure we have your submission! Download the submission form here.
This year the Adventure moves to the Leichhardt Town Hall as part of the Inner West Council’s EDGE Activation program. Two performances will take place on Sunday 12 May, and one performance on Monday 13 May. Reserve your seat here.