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“Speak . . . easy”, a premiere

“Speak . . . easy”, a new play about writers, women, and wisecracks.

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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.
Total: $5010.
THANK YOU!

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Because we’re not the types to stop dreaming, we—that is, Sydney-based actor Alison Chambers and American/Sydney transplant playwright/producer Jo Kadlecek—co-founded JOINING THE DOTS THEATRE Company in 2018. It was the culmination of many conversations and theatre experiences over, um, many years in two different countries. In other words, we are a newish theatre company with a history, small but mighty in vision.

We believe theatre brings people together for stimulating conversations, igniting our imaginations and making us better human beings along the way. We go deep but aren’t afraid to laugh; we wander far with our stories, but love staying home as well. We delight at the adventure of the broader creative process, and hope you’ll join us as we explore new and old and yet unknown stories for the stage!

We fell in love with the language and story of Pulitzer Prize winning play, “W;t” (by Margaret Edson) when we read it and knew it’d be our first show. We booked the lovely Noosa Arts Theatre for Dec. 5-8 and recruited a world class director as well as Noosa/Sydney-based actors to fill out this beautiful story as a gift for the Noosa community. We’re so grateful for those of you who joined us on that first venture as we celebrated our new company, provided new opportunities for actors, and raised awareness and research gifts toward ovarian cancer (re: the storyline of “W;t”).

Now, we’re wanting to introduce Sydney audiences to the wit, works and wisdom of writers Dorothy Day, Dorothy Parker and Dorothy L. Sayers through this world premiere of Jo’s play, “Speak . . . easy.” We’d love to have your partnership and support and say a big thanks now for helping us spread the word about this timely new work about conversations and creativity with those unlike ourselves!

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Tracy Tresidder

NSW
JM

Jeff and Mary Miller

MA
BP

Brooke Prentis

QLD
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Philip Young

NSW
JK

Jim Kadlecek

OH
SH

Shirley and Jeff Hoogstra

Michigan
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Jim James

FL
MD

Exit Game Productions

NSW
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Friend of Jo

TN
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Joanna Moore-Smith

QLD