Sick of winter? Looking for something to do? Want to make some new friends? Want to get involved… want to see an awesome show? Here’s some suggestions for you…



3 male and 3 female actors to play sydney based 30 somethings. Devil may care theatre theatre company is producing Songs of Grace and Redemption by John Donnelly as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival followed by a later run at the tap Gallery.

Songs of Grace and Redemption finds five city-dwellers, all with their own unwieldy baggage, stray into Soley’s Bar.

They should be in their prime – but each faces a turning point as their weaknesses are exposed to us for better or worse. The coincidences that drew them here unravel into a funny and tender urban fairytale – with a generous dose of the risqué!

Please contact Danielle O’Keefe at danielleokeefe@me.com with a cv and headshot



Brand Spanking New is a two week celebration of Australian play writing which aims to showcase the best, bravest and most beautiful writers. 8 established/award winning writers and 8 emerging writers will be selected to work with directors in a non-competitive, well-resourced, nurturing environment to produce 2 x 1 week seasons of short works (which can be anywhere between 5- 15 minutes of stage time) with the view of celebrating Australian playwrights.

Previous Writers
Previous Brand Spanking New seasons have included Timothy Daly, Tom Holloway, Lachlan Philpott, Hilary Bell, Nick Parsons, Vanessa Bates, Verity Laughton, Ross Mueller, Mary Rachel Brown, Jonathan Gavin, Rick Viede- and this year I have confirmed some pretty spectacular writers- which I can’t mention just yet!

The 2010 time line:
– applications for writers and directors close 30th July 2010
– Auditions are in September
– Program launch in late September
– rehearsals start early October
– the programme runs 27th October- 6th November 2010

2010 Production Specs:
– a piece between 5-15 minutes in length
– any subject, genre, style
– the piece must be previously unperformed
– minimum of 2 performers/ maximum of 6 performers.

If you are keen to work on this project, please contact augusta_newtheatre@y7mail.com and ask for the guidelines and application forms for applying as either a writer or director.

Applications close on the 30th July 2010



Would you like fries with that?… Your call has been placed in a queue… Can I take your order?… Whether you’re providing the service or trying to get it we all know what it’s like. An official selection of The Sydney Fringe Festival, ‘Hi, How Can I Help You?’ is a humorous, dynamic stage production exploring the joys and tribulations of life on both sides of the counter. A series of short plays by emerging and established artists, ‘Hi, How Can I Help You?’ takes the customer service experience to the extreme.

We are calling on all new, emerging and established directors to be a part of ‘Hi, How Can I HelpYou?’.

Performances are to be held between the 14th –25th Sept 2010 at the ‘Greek Theatre’ in the Addison Road Complex Marrickville and feature as an official selection of The Sydney Fringe Festival.

Participation in this event is on a voluntary basis. The project aims to foster the collaboration of new, emerging and established artists, supporting their creative growth and providing a platform to showcase their work in an open and supportive environment.

To express your interest or for more information please contact us at:


For Expressions of Interest please include your CV and/or a short description of the type of works you are interested in directing when submitting.

Submissions close 22 July 5pm


Name of Project: The Cauliflower Homicide: A Love Story
Writer: Sarah Hodgetts
Dates: 12th, 17th, 18th, & 19th of September 2010
Venue: The Petersham Town Hall
Fee: (if any or coop)
Synopsis: A new supermarket opens in a small Australian town and the cauliflower mascot is murdered; it’s not just a case of who did it, but who was in the suit. The story follows four lonely, financially challenged individuals leading up to that fateful day – all of whom are vying for the esteemed cauliflower position. Along the way, relationships are tested and a vulnerable search for love and a sense of place in the world is illuminated.

Contact Name: Sarah Hodgetts
Contact email: hodgetts.sarah@gmail.com
Contact Number: 0407 518 637



Shopfront’s Major Project 2010
Call for submissions – At the Drive-in
A world where the dead roam the street
A society struggling to understand
Artists ready to face the truth. Australia is in a state of emergency. A virus is turning people into zombies – snarling, unpredictable and dangerous. Most alarmingly, the virus comes and goes leaving humans who only vaguely remember…
Society is in chaos. The government is struggling to normalise the situation; scientists are searching for a cure; vigilantes urging extermination; and somewhat strangely, accounts of alien activity are contributing to the general panic.
In August the government hosts it’s first initiative promoting awareness between those affected with the H1N1 virus and the general population. This event, At the Drive in – takes place at Hazelhurst Galleries, Gymea, and later in the Living Desert outside Broken Hill, New South Wales.
The Government has called for submissions for this event:
1. Short films – 15-90 seconds in length, that document or observe aspects of life for young people trying to adjust to this terrifying new world
2. Works of art form those affected by the H1N1 virus – whether they be digital media, photographs, durational or otherwise
3. Diary entries / journals / blogs from critical moments in the crisis – from the POV of those affected
4. Educational initiatives aimed at promoting greater understanding and empathy, along with survival and well being strategies for coping with the drastic changes in society.
5. Interviews or factual accounts of those who have come into contact or observed alien activity.
Successful submissions will be screened / curated at The Hazelhurst Gallery and in the Living Desert in conjunction with the At the Drive-in health and safety initiative. Entries will also be curated in the popular and effective website promoting health and well-being for the new society.
Further information and submission details:
Submissions should be made no later than August 18



Arts Radar knows that the winter months are sometimes a little hard on the pocket, so would like to offer you a very special ticket offer for their current production Dirty Butterfly playing at B Sharp.

SPECIAL OFFER: $15 tickets for this week only – valid Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 July. Just mention “Artists offer” when booking through the Belvoir box office (9699 3444)

Reviewers thoughts:
Wayne Blair’s production of ‘Dirty Butterfly’ is ‘a taut, well-nurtured and absorbing production. SMH
‎This isn’t pretty theatre but it sure is forceful! Sydney Arts Guide
‎Wayne Blair’s direction of this challenging text is controlled and understated and the cast of Zoe Houghton, Sara Zwangobani and Dorian Nkono all deliver commanding performances. Vibewire

The season runs till Sunday 1 August, and plays the standard B Sharp times – Wed-Sat 8.15pm, Tues 7pm, Sun 5.15pm