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4 September

fortyfivedownstairs Play Reading Series

[post] by Jane Miller

5pm, Sunday 4 September 2022

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SHOW DETAILS:

Sunday 4 September 2022

times: 5pm
ticket price: $15
bookings: 03 9662 9966

The world has changed, but life goes on.

[post] looks at the minutiae of modern life in the aftermath. In the shadow of catastrophe life endures and [post] excavates the domestic, the dreary, the humorous and the heartbreaking as we search for meaning and connection.

Fast, funny, moving and occasionally disturbing [post] is a brand-new work from the creators of Just a Boy, Standing in Front of a GirlCuckoo and The Yellow Wave.

Presented by 15 Minutes from Anywhere

Director: Beng Oh

Cast: Keith Brockett, Steve Gome, Kelly Nash, Marissa O’Reilly, Sonya Suares and Glenn van Oosterom

Generously supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation 

Keith Brockett – actor

Keith is a Melbourne-based actor, theatre-maker, and co-founder of indie theatre company The KIN Collective. Trained at the National Theatre and the Royal Acadamy of Dramatic Arts, his stage credits include the off-Broadway hit Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, Will Eno’s one-man show Title and Deed, Happy Ending for MTC, and national tours of The Yellow Wave by Jane Miller and Porcelain by Chay Yew. A series regular in the TV cult hits The Librarians and Ronny Chieng: International Student, his other recent screen credits include New Gold Mountain, The Newsreader, Metro Sexual, Five Bedrooms, Seven Types of Ambiguity, and True Story with Hamish and Andy.

Steve Gome – actor

Steve is a freelance performer whose work since graduating from the VCA includes collaborations with James McCaughey and Associates, Melbourne Playback Theatre, Baggage Productions, Salamanca Theatre Company and Wax Studios. Significant roles have included the Shlomo Herzl in 15 Minutes from Anywhere’s return season of the George Tabori farce, Mein Kampf, the title role in Dario Fo’s epic monologue Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas. [Green Room nomination] and Shake ‘n’ Blake – the Sonnets of Innocence and Experience – all of which were staged at fortyfivedownstairs.

Kelly Nash – actor

Kelly trained as a drama teacher at Rusden in the 80’s and after teaching full time for five years, left to pursue a career in acting – with varying results.  (Had to supplement income by doing massage therapy, life drawing modelling and flower bunching, theatre-in education and teaching). Kelly has appeared in local television shows in guest roles (Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Stingers) and in short films and independent theatre around Melbourne.  She has enjoyed working with Baggage Productions, Hoy Polloy, ITCH, Raw Collective and Ellis Productions and more recently with 15 Minutes from Anywhere.  Kelly’s character, Queenie Kent is also sometimes seen in venues around Melbourne and still maintains she was nowhere near The Swagman Theatre Restaurant when it burnt down in 1990.

Sonya Suares – actor

Sonya is a multidisciplinary performer, dramaturg, director, producer and arts activist whose work has spanned film, television and theatre since her screen debut at 16. She founded acclaimed Sondheim repertory company Watch This, realising a body of work that includes Assassins, Pacific OverturesCompanyMerrily We Roll AlongA Little Night Music and Sunday in the Park with George and has accrued a total of 27 Green Room Award nominations/ 2 wins. She’s also been nominated for her work as an actor in MTC’s Melbourne Talam and Polyglot Theatre & Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s international hit, Cerita Anak. She shares a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical with Dean Drieberg for Sunday in the Park with George (2019) and for the realisation of the digital documentary series, The Art of Making Art (2020). Recently, she co-directed Into the Woods with Melanie Hillman for Watch This (6 GRA nominations including Production of the Year); the 2022 Cybec Electric playreadings with Isabella Vadiveloo for MTC; and wrote/ produced a pilot of the fantasy adventure screen project,The Quest– a collaboration with her son, Daniel. She is currently working with composer/ lyricist Vidya Makan and Hayes Theatre Co on The Lucky Country and with Essential Theatre to realise the Australian premiere of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia.

Glenn van Oosterom – actor

A proud member of the 15 Minutes from Anywhere company, Glenn’s recent credits include Patalog Theatre’s Tusk Tusk as well as the feature Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. A National Theatre Graduate, Glenn has been fortunate enough to perform nationally through a variety of projects, including: HIT Production’s The Sum of Us, Essential Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; the titular role in Romeo & Juliet for the Australian Shakespeare Company; premiere Franz Xaver Kroetz’s Tom Fool with Beng Oh, explore Marcel & Albertine for Stork Theatre, launch Jane Miller’s True Love Travels on a Gravel Road and play a critically-acclaimed young Hitler in Tabori’s Mein Kampf. As well as promoting mental health via HealthPlay’s Out of the Blue. Additional screen credits include Limelight International’s The Stolen, Terry Pratchett & Snowgum Films’ Troll BridgeBed of RosesRush and the web-series Clique. Voice work includes regular work on commercial radio, TVCs, documentaries, eLearning modules, animation, television, short films and the web-series Optimism Bias.

15 Minutes from Anywhere

Formed in 2013, 15 Minutes from Anywhere is the artistic collaboration between director Beng Oh and writer Jane Miller. Credits include True Love Travels on a Gravel Road (fortyfivedownstairs), Cuckoo (fortyfivedownstairs/The Unknown Union), Motherf#cker (La Mama), Mein Kampf (fortyfivedownstairs), P.O.V. Dave (La Mama), Sh#t Happens (La Mama) , Cock (fortyfivedownstairs), The Yellow Wave (The Butterfly Club/La Mama) and Just a Boy, Standing in Front of a Girl (La Mama).

Jane Miller – writer

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Jane’s work has been produced within Australia and internationally. Plays include Happily Ever After, True Love Travels on Gravel Road, Motherfucker, The Yellow Wave, Cuckoo and Just a Boy, Standing in Front of a Girl. Jane is a recipient of an RE Ross Playwrights Script Development Award for True Love Travels on a Gravel Road and a Green Room Award nominee for Cuckoo. As a dramaturg, Jane’s credits include Shit Happens by Sandy MacGregor and P.O.V Dave by Noel Maloney. Jane is co-artistic director of independent theatre company, 15 Minutes from Anywhere

Beng Oh – director

Beng Oh is a Melbourne based Asian-Australian director who has staged a wide range of productions over the years for various companies including fortyfivedownstairs, Red Stitch, La Mama, Playwriting Australia, Federation University and The Street Theatre among others. Selected productions include Soul Of Possum by Brodie Murray (2021 Yirramboi Festival), Just a Boy, Standing in Front of a Girl, The Yellow Wave and Cuckoo by Jane Miller, The Curtain and Wild Cherries by Daniel Keene, Mein Kampf by George Tabori and Coloured Aliens by Chi Vu. He is passionate about diversity, new work and queer theatre and is co-artistic director of 15 Minutes From Anywhere. He trained at the Victorian College of the Arts and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab in New York. He is on the on the committee of management for La Mama Theatre and also an associate of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance.

Ticket Prices:


All tickets:
$15

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
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