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Hysterica – A series of Monologues

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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 – Katrina Hill, Joy Hester – Mary Steuten, Elizabeth Gould – Rebecca O’Callaghan, Ada Lovelace – Sarah Smits

Thursday 13th August 8pm, Friday 14th August 8pm, Saturday 15th August (2pm matinee and evening 8pm) Sunday 16th August (5pm twilight).All performances will take place at The Waurn Ponds Hall, Waurn Ponds. August 2020 – Maximum audience size of 40. All performances and staging observes socially distanced and hygiene measures.

SooT – the little company that could is just about to GET BACK TO THE THEATRE – HYSTERICA IS GO! We are up and running and tickets are on sale now! This beautiful programme of new works, presented by SooT and proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong sets sail at the Waurn Ponds Hall – August 13 – 16, five performances only. Don’t delay as we are limiting our audience numbers to 40 per performance – yay for physical distancing. We are thrilled to be the first regional company to get back to work and we can’t wait to see you there. Our eight glorious monologues will be accompanied by an art installation as well as a gorgeous community-based project of photographs and storytelling. PS – We’ll be keeping everyone safe as

My Brilliant Career – Remounted will Return in October 2020

The waurn Ponds Hall 

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