Four short plays were performed each night at the three venues.
Twelve plays in total - scroll down to see all plays.

2016 Micro Theatre Plays

THE JO-JOE TWINS

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Debra Hely 

Peter King

Comedy

Duncan Gordon, Stephanie McDonald and Corrine Lavis

What can a pair of wanna-be actors do when they can’t score decent roles even in amateur theatre? They can gate crash a theatre venue before the show.  Meet the Jo-Joe Twins, cheeky and naïve, they just may pull it off.

FREE FALL

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Carl Caulfield 

Claudia King

Drama

Theo Rule

HARRY likes to listen to the wind and the trees, but he knows that this sometimes gets him into trouble. He’s a young man in an extreme state of emotional free fall and he knows it’s time for him to seek help.  A short monologue questioning how we deal with those who don’t conform.

SPECIAL PLACES

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Alex Giles

Jerry Ray

Comedy

Maike Strichow, Jerry Ray, Daniel Stoddart and Charlotte DeWitt

Do you remember that super-secret, special place that only you ever go to? Have you ever wondered if that place is also another person’s secret special place? Or a few dozen other peoples perhaps?  After all what makes it Special doesn't make it yours.

INCOMING

Writers

Directors

Genre

Actors

Tracey Dwyer & Kylie Farrugia

Tracey Dwyer & Kylie Farrugia

Political Satire

Corrine Lavis, Patrick O'Brien, Zac Smith and Jared Mainey

Best

Production

Stan’s been at the same place for a long time - it seems like a lifetime. When workplace talk turns to new recruits, Stan is forced to examine his place in the hierarchy, and why he feels so threatened by change.

YOUTHINASIA

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Simon Tonkin

Amy Wilde

Dark Comedy

Kate Slowely, David Gray and Cooper McDonald

‘Youthinasia’ is a black comedy that toys with the notion that quite possibly, there is no limitation on what some constitute as ‘entertainment’. Alan has signed up to experience an action-packed last few moments on this earth. How far will The Producer go to ensure his project is a success?

STAR CROSSED

Writers

Director

Genre

Actors

Tracey Dwyer &  Kylie Farrugia

John Wood

Comedy

Emily Daly and Michael Byrne

Best

Improvisation

Emily Daly

A single woman in a couple's world, Rosalie's taking matters into her own hands. What would you attempt in the pursuit of love? RSVP, eHarmony?  Star-Crossed is a tongue-in-cheek look at the perils of speed-dating, your time starts now!

WORSE THINGS HAPPEN

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Tristram Baumber

Louise Johnson

Dark Comedy

Amy Wilde and David Owens

Best

Actor

Amy Wilde

Best

New Script

A weary and beaten down man is released from prison after serving 25 years for killing his wife.  He seeks forgiveness from his daughter and is confronted with the harsh reality of her troubled life.  Will his daughter ever forgive him? And will he ever forgive himself?

HAPPINESS

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Kirby Medway

John Wood

Comedy

Linda Read, Georgia Hicks-Jones

At the conclusion of a self-help seminar on happiness our ‘happiness guru’ encounters a very eager student. What follows is a veiled competition over who is, truly, the happiest and who really understands what it means to be happy. 

DIGESTED

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Karen Eastwood

Pearl Nunn

Comedy

Ben Martin, Alex Jacobs and Lissy Shand

Grace and Frank are on a date at the Civic Picture Theatre in 1946, but they seem to have been mysteriously transported to a foreign land - or is it?  The streets have the same layout... yet familiar landmarks have been replaced by buildings called ‘KFC’. Confused, they stumble into the nearest cafe to find out what has happened.

A GOOD EGG

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Mark Konik

Pearl Nunn

Comedy

Craig Lindeman, Louisa Newton and Jarrod Sansom

How far will you go to impress someone? What if your online date turned up in a chicken suit...? Lance is a deeply insecure man who has been looking for love in all the wrong places. Enter Kirsten, infatuated with her handsome work colleague, Rick. Can Lance turn things around?  Can Kirstin look past the chicken suit?

PORTRAIT OF A WRITER

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Danielle Asquith

Drew Pittman

Thriller

Bree Cunningham and Jay Smith

If you came along to a cafe to have your portrait done for a local art competition would you expect to wind up dead? Susan is a successful local crime writer. Andy is an up and coming artist. Neither knows what impact they have made on the other – until now.

THE PAPYRUS VIRUS

Writer

Director

Genre

Actors

Peter Oliver

Maurice Silver

Futuristic Comedy

Anthony Howes, Trent Baines and Murrie Harris

The books are contaminated and government internet control is to blame.

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