Peter Beaglehole and Piri Eddy

Theatre & Performance

Strata//Forgiveness

A stellar team of creatives present a dark comedy and a tragedy in a double bill of new award-winning plays exploring landscape, love and betrayal. Premiering at RUMPUS in February 2021.

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A dark comedy tracing the roots of betrayal; a tragedy about what we cannot forgive in the people we love. Strata and Forgiveness are the debut one-act works from South Australian writers and producers Peter Beaglehole and Piri Eddy.

These award-winning plays, Strata (Young Playwrights Award, 2016) by Peter and Forgiveness (Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award, 2020) by Piri, are presented together in one thrilling night of theatre, performed at Adelaide’s newest black box theatre, RUMPUS, in February 2021. Alongside Greenroom award-winning designer Meg Wilson, directors Tiffany Lyndall-Knight and STSCA resident director Anthony Nicola, sound designer Antoine Jelk, and a cast of the very best emerging and established South Australian actors, the project is an ambitious collaborative undertaking that promises to explore arresting perspectives on contemporary Australian life. What happens when ambition and self-interest intersect with family? If we refuse to reconcile our past do we simply destroy our future?

Making new independent work is always risky – especially in our fraught climate – and supporting this project will give our team of fourteen creatives the opportunity to create the best work that they can. To realise our ambitions, we’re asking for your support in this premiere presentation. Funding will help bolster our production values and support the project’s aims to create meaningful and sustainable working conditions for performers and creatives.

This is an ambitious project led by both seasoned and new voices of South Australia’s theatre scene. Two casts and two directors working in collaboration across one award-winning designer’s experimental and unique stage design. Your support will not only help make this happen, it will directly support a theatre scene that doesn’t just survive, but thrives.

Your generous support will help us achieve our ambition for these shows by funding:

  • Public liability and equipment insurance
  • Costume hire
  • Sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment hire
  • Costs towards our marketing campaign to get our show out into the world
  • Adelaide Fringe Registration, which includes the opportunity to showcase our work to national producers and industry representatives via the Fringe Honey Pot program
  • Documentation of the production to build our portfolio (which assists seeking grants or investment for future work)
  • Honorariums for our artists to cover any hours not already funded

Your donations will directly influence our capacity to realise the ambition of our project, and will see two new Australian works premiere.

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Peter Beaglehole and Piri Eddy

Peter Beaglehole is a South Australian playwright. He is a community member of RUMPUS a new theatre project based out of Bowden. A reading of his new play Calendar Days was presented with RUMPUS in October 2019 with Emma Beech, Holly Langridge and Andrew Thomas. In 2018 his play Strata was a finalist in the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Jill Blewett Playwrights Award, and he was awarded a Carclew Fellowship to develop a new play, Petrichor, with the mentorship of Mary Anne Butler. He is currently working on a new performance piece The Joy of the Horror of Being with the support of Arts SA.

Piri Eddy is a writer, playwright and producer based in Adelaide. He has written for print, online, stage and radio. His play, Forgiveness, won the 2020 Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award. He contributed to State Theatre Company South Australia and Act Now’s Decameron 2.0 project. He was the associate producer for SBS and Change Media’s The Loop (2019), a documentary about representation, disability and soap operas. Currently, he is producing his short film The Last Elephant on Earth, funded by SAFC and Adelaide Film Festival.

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