Wise Words Media Launches 'A Fistful of Scripts'

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An exclusive event will see a gathering of Melbourne's most talented and driven writers, actors and directors join creative forces for an afternoon of script-readings at Theatre Works, Acland St Kilda, on Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm.

Wise Words Media is pleased to announce the launch of 'A Fistful of Scripts'.

Initially for private as opposed to public audiences, 'A Fistful of Scripts' brings life to the written word for both theatre and screen by a gathering of Melbourne's most talented and driven writers, actors and directors. The artists will join creative forces for an afternoon of script-readings at Theatre Works, Acland St, St Kilda on Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm.

“It may sound obvious but writers write so actors can act. Actors act so directors can direct. The process is about moving towards an outcome where an audience hears the words and see the action,” says Sean McIntyre of Wise Words Media.

'A Fistful of Scripts' is a great way for creative types to network and stay 'match fit' in between paid gigs.

“Script readings give actors a stage, writers direct feedback and directors a chance to exercise creative muscle”, says Sean McIntyre. “For everyone else it’s a window into the creative process - it's like being witness to people giving collective birth to a piece of work through collaborative effort.”

After each reading, a short forum will allow the audience to participate by giving feedback directly to performers, writers and director.

In bringing all these elements together, the prime objective is that the event must be on a 100% non-profit basis while meeting all expenses and outlays. Making this possible is generous assistance from Theatre Works, while a range of other sponsors are also contributing.

Directing ‘A Kind of Destiny’ and ‘Callumny’ will be Mick Lo Monaco (The Cup, Seven of Hearts).

Key cast include Nadia Andary, Andrew Bongiorno (Bed of Roses, Satisfaction, The Cup), Angus Brown (The Dream Children - writer), Jessikah Brown (The Dream Children), Jane Flanagan, Callan Lewis (Riot or Revolution), Mick Lo Monaco (The Cup, Seven of Hearts), Sharn i Page (Cultural Time Bomb), Keir Saltmarsh (Rush), Charity Shaw (Melbourne Theatre Collective, Melbourne Writers Theatre, Crash Test Drama, Melbourne Short & Sweet Festival) and Joanne Trentini (Acts of Deceit).

With Gerard Lane (I heart Frankston the musical) as Master of Ceremonies.

‘A Kind of Destiny’ | short play, 10 minutes:
Judas argues with Christ in the Garden showing him up to be a manipulative user of people for his own ends. Yet if Judas doesn't choose this destiny, what destiny will be his to become?

Based on a news story about the discovery of a ‘lost gospel' written by Judas.

‘Callumny’ | short film, 32 minutes:
Cally is not herself and she knows it. All she can do is follow the instructions...because they are beginning to run out of patience.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Saturday 17th July 2010
  • 1pm - 3pm
  • Theatre Works
  • Acland St, St Kilda
  • theatreworks.org.au

BOOKINGS:

EXCLUSIVE EVENT | INVITE ONLY | For queries about this and future events see: http://www.wisewords.com.au/Events.php.

ABOUT ‘A Fistful of Scripts’
We write ‘em. They read ‘em. You hear ‘em.

Writers rode into town with a fistful of scripts and went lookin’ for actors and directors. When they got together all hell broke loose. Now they’ve formed a posse. When they find The Audience... anything could happen.

Starring Writers that write ‘em, Actors that read ‘em and Directors that direct ‘em. Special guest appearance by The Audience that hears ‘em.

A 100% non-profit production, 'A Fistful of Scripts' acknowledges the kind assistance of:

  • Theatre Works
  • School of Creative Design, Victoria University.

The driving philosophy and rationale behind 'A Fistful of Scripts’ is to take the work out to the audience. We write 'em. They read 'em. You hear 'em.

A Wise Words Media Production: Visit http://www.wisewords.com.au or http://www.wisewords.com.au/Events.php.

ABOUT WISE WORDS MEDIA:

During 2010, Wise Words Media has worked on marketing communications projects with national and international partners, including:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sean McIntyre
Wise Words Media
Media and Communications Solutions
ABN 60 363 406 503
M: +61 0413 397 441
e: sean.mcintyre AT wisewords.com.au
skype: sean.wise.words.media
W: http://www.wisewords.com.au

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