AN MKA WORKSHOP PRESENTATION
Level 2, MTC Theatre, Southbank
PLAYWRIGHT KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN
GUEST DIRECTOR ROB REID
MATTHEW HICKEY / TEGAN CROWLEY / CONOR GALLACHER / KAITLYN CLARE / FRANCESCA BIANCHI / TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN / GLYN ROBERTS
ABOUT THE PLAY
In January 2010, multi-millionaire Hermin Rockefeller was brutally murdered after attending what was described by the press as a swingers party.
This is not his story.
Gin Martini please! Another drink. The keys go in the bowl.
Was that a knock at the door?
A single man attends a very middle class swingers party only to have his night abruptly cut short after not bringing a date. What occurs after his death is an exploration of the other guests own unexplored sexualities, and how they deal with their identities and that of a bloodied man on the lounge room floor.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Co-founder of independent Melbourne theatre company ‘Family of Strangers’ Kerith Manderson-Galvin is primarily a playwright, progressively an actor and when the moon is in the right alignment, a poet. Her plays “Sunny Side Up” (2008, Adelaide Fringe, Glitch Bar+Cinema Melbourne) and “The Hat Box” (2009, Recipient of St Martin’s Threshold Grant, Melbourne Fringe) recieved critical and audience acclaim and sold out shows. More recently her newest play “The Keep” was featured as a reading for Melbourne’s Playwright Theatre MKA’s Open Season. Her poetry has been published in online journal Verb-ate-him and she appeared in Midsumma 2011 spoken word event “Dangerous Curves Ahead”. Her short play ‘Nymphs’ was recently produced for the Emerging Writers’ Festival’s 48-Hr Play Generator.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Each week, for four weeks, a young female playwright, with the support of a custom artistic team, workshopped a play by day; and then by night we opened the doors to you the public.
You were able to watch the work of making a play in progress. This can be a very private act but we invited you to share in it.
Some nights it was a play. Some nights it was interactive. Some nights even we didn’t know what wouldn’t happen.
You came. Observed. Participated. You were our guest.
Each play was created with entirely different processes; to honor the story being told; as an experiment; as a game; as a way of getting the best new writing.
And you can saw it happen.
ROCKEFELLER PLAYED FOR THREE NIGHTS ONLY
MON JUNE 27, TUES JUNE 28 and WED JUNE 29
START TIME NIGHTLY AT 7.30PM
MEMBERS SAW IT FREE