JOINING THE DOTS THEATRE presents
as part of the 2019 Sydney Fringe Festival:
“Speak . . . easy”
a new play about writers, women and wisecracks
by Jo Kadlecek
Directed by Nicholas Papademetriou
Writer DJ Havel is stuck. She’s pregnant, on a deadline and reeling from her mother’s recent death. Enter legendary writers Dorothy Parker, Dorothy L. Sayers and Dorothy Day, and DJ’s found her muse—IF they’ll behave.
3-15 September 2019
7:30pm T,W,F,S; 5pm Sun
Annandale Creative Arts Centre
81 Johnston Street
Annandale, NSW 2038
Tickets: $38 C$30
BOOK at https://sydneyfringe.com
for more info: joiningthedotstheatre.com.au
New works matter. So do the writers who’ve had an impact on us in our own creative processes. “Speak . . . easy” celebrates both, as well as the UNSEEN contributions of artists to all of us!
The play introduces Sydney audiences to the great works and messy lives of legendary writers from the 1920s (and on): Dorothy Parker (The New Yorker), Dorothy Day (The Catholic Worker) and Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Wimsey detective novels/ BBC culture). Against the backdrop of a young writer’s struggles, these Dorothys invite us to consider the various voices and perspectives of those unlike ourselves.
But a premiere production like this could NOT happen without the talents of those BEHIND the show: from the costume and set designers, to the sound and lighting masters, the stage manager and the director, all bring the story to life.
Our “Speak . . . easy” campaign is for them, the amazing unseen crew of gifted artists who bring their cleverness to a unique stage so the actors can shine & the audience can delight.
We want to honour the inspiring gifts of our crew while asking them to bring their best work to this space. Once an historic church, this arts centre is now an exciting venue for concerts, discussions, art exhibits and dance recitals. “Speak . . . easy”, though, is one of the few professional theatre productions to be held this glorious old sanctuary!
So our “Speak . . . easy” campaign is going toward the work of those behind the scenes, if you will, who can make history with this premier production.
Here’s how you can partner with us:
$2,200 will go toward hire space;
$2,810 toward crew and set building, costumes, light and sound.