Kids Killing Kids
Presented by David Finnigan, Sans Burns-Warr, Georgie McAuley, Jorden Prosser & The Sipat Lawn Ensemble.
|Crack House||October 5th, 8.00pm – 9.00pm|
A combination of the findings of four playwrights and their countless collaborators in a part-narrative, part-documentarian, on-stage dissection of cross-cultural collaboration, contemporary Filipino culture and the nature of fictional violence.
David Finnigan is a writer, theatre-maker and festival producer based in Canberra, Australia. Since 2001, more than 30 of David’s full-length and one-act playscripts have been produced by professional and co-operative companies in Australia, the Philippines and the USA. In 2006 David completed a Writer’s Residency in Manila with Tanghalang Pilipino, and his playscripts have been nominated for the Max Afford National Playwrights Award, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, and his solo show Sun Drugs was nominated for Best Solo Show in the 2010 New Zealand Fringe Festival Awards.
Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr are Melbourne based writers, directors, filmmakers and performers, graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts and Swinburne Institute of Technology respectively. Their two-man show, The Landlords, was awarded Best Original Work and Best Ensemble Performance at the 2008 Canberra Area Theatre Awards and was subsequently performed to critical acclaim at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2011 and 2012, Jordan and Sam devised and performed pieces for the You Are Here Festival, the very sensibly-named Bringing Some Gum to a Knife-Fight and Going to Hell In this Handy Basket. Their short films had screened at festivals throughout Australia, England, the United States and France.
Georgie McAuley is a performer, writer, theatre-maker and yoga instructor. In 2011 she completed her Bachelor of Performing Arts and is currently undertaking her Honours year, focussing on the role of narrative in live theatre. Most recently she has been seen in productions of Macbeth, directed by Daniel Schlusser, Rupture, produced and devised by Uncle Semolina and Friends, and Endangered Species, which received strong reviews at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
The Sipat Lawn Ensemble is an edge work, site-specific theatre company composed of young Theatre Arts Alumni from the Philippine High School for the Arts and their collaborators. Changing the landscape of theatre performances in the Philippines, Sipat Lawin engages in ensemble and collaborative work as the group aims to develop a contemporary community theatre experience shared among artists and audiences inside and/or outside the four walls of the theatre.