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Hysterica – A series of Monologues

Introducing – Anna Akhmatova (poet), Mariya Vasilyyevna Oktyabrskaya (WW2 tank driver), Ada Lovelace (mathematician), Joy Hester (artist) Hazel Bishop (inventor/business woman) Dawn Faizey Webster (academic/inspirational speaker) Moll Cutpurse (thief and business woman extraordinaire), Elizabeth Gould (artist and pioneer). these remarkable women being represented in HYSTERICA – SooT’s new works program – eight monologues of women we’ve never heard of – written by local writers, directed by local directors, involving YOU – OUR AUDIENCES! Scheduled for live (yes, live) five boutique performances in August.

SooT is proud as punch to announce the cast for HYSTERICA – the voices of women we’ve never heard of… We thank everyone who auditioned. As always the calibre was extremely high and decisions were difficult. Welcome our fabulous women…and we are delighted that half the cast is new to the family!

Cast Announcement: Anna Akhmatova – Terry Roseburgh. Hazel Bishop – Sarah Smits, Dawn Faizey-Webster – Mary Steuten, Moll Cutpurse – Robin Wemyss, Mariya Oktyabrskaya – Ali Cruickshank, Joy Hester – Mary Steuten, Elizabeth Gould – Rebecca O’Callaghan, Ada Lovelace – Amber Connor.

Theatia Podsie – June 4-12

Australia’s only outward facing radio theatre festival and it’s happening at the Waurn Ponds Hall in Geelong this June. Its fives days of 12 plays (new works and adaptations from the region) produced as audio theatre, performed to a live theatre audience. Collaborating with four of the region’s most innovative, connected and creative force companies GGCI, Skin of our Teeth Productions, Someone New Theatre Company, Wildmoth Sound Productions and proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong. Its new and exciting and its theatre as its never been seen before in Geelong. Interested? Look out for opportunities to be involved – or book a ticket for the – whole festival or for any of the six sessions. www.trybooking.com/BNYYM

My Brilliant Career – August 2021

Dates to be announced. Sybylla Melvyn, is an imaginative, headstrong girl growing up in rural Australia in the 1890s. Drought and a series of poor business decisions reduce her family to subsistence level, her father begins to drink excessively, and Sybylla struggles to deal with the monotony of her life. To her relief, she is sent to live on her grandmother’s property, where life is more comfortable. There she meets wealthy young Harold Beecham, who loves her…Adapted by Christine Davey from the book written by Stella Miles Franklin

Thanks to the City of Greater Geelong for the on-going support and belief and congrats to the original and new casts and crew for being there every step of the way for this lovely thing – with; Michaela Gregory, Dom Westcott , Leanne Visser, Madeleine Swain, Kathryn O’Neill, , Paula Kontalj, Simon Carroll, William Farnsworth, Marie-Claire Tchernomoroff, Robyn Farrar, Wendy Robinson, Emma Louise Watson, Laura Zarb 

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