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NEXT IN LINE

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We are playwrights. We are the truth tellers. We are the interface. We are the roadmap. We are the whistleblowers. We are the imaginers. We are here. We are Next In Line.

Over the course of 2020 we're welcoming Sydney’s most insightful, fresh, boundary-pushing playwrights into Darlinghurst Theatre Company to show you their work.

Each playwright will work with us on a development, culminating in a public reading. They'll give us a fresh take on the world around us, challenging us to think wider and deeper.

Join us to see the future of our stages. 

We are thrilled to announce our Next In Line Playwrights for 2020 - six works, seven playwrights, ready to take you by storm. 

Cat Piss by Jordyn Fulcher 

Jelbu Meri by Phoebe Grainer and Wendy Mocke 

The Zap by Kirsty Marillier 

No Pink Dicks by Moreblessing Maturure

Nas's Marriage Agency by Saman Shad 
 
Way Back When by Dylan Van Den Berg 

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Cat Piss 
by Jordyn Fulcher 

Jordyn Fulcher is a writer and actor from south-west Sydney. She graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Acting at AFTT (The Academy of Film, Theatre & Television) in 2017, and is currently part of Sydney Theatre Company’s Emerging Writers Group. Most recently, she appeared in both stagings of Amy Sole’s DOING at KXT —and is thrilled to be doing a debut reading of her new work Cat Piss with Darlinghurst Theatre Co’s Next In Line. Come say hi! 
 

Jelbu Meri 
by Phoebe Grainer and Wendy Mocke 

Phoebe is a NIDA  Acting graduate, who is versed in new work and developments. During her time studying Aboriginal Theatre at WAAPA, Phoebe had the opportunity to hone her craft performing in various Aboriginal plays and contemporary Aboriginal dances including the role of Wally Stephens in the play Casting Doubts by Maryanne Sam. She was accepted onto the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) at NIDA which she completed in 2016, since graduating she appears in the IBM & CBA campaign and the Recognise & TK Maxx TVC which aired nationally. Phoebe worked with AFTRS for their director’s workshop & toured with the Performing Lines production of ‘Saltbush’, playing the Narrator, Performer and has worked with Playwriting Australia, New Play Development Readings and most recently the Play ‘From Darkness we Came’ for Playwriting Australia Festival and this year ‘From Darkness we Came” with Playwriting Australia worked with Sydney Theatre Company for ‘Mirrors Edge’ performance reading & Media World Pictures for Little J & Big Coz. She recently performed in the play Doing by Amy Sole at KXT, and was involved with Moogahlin's Yellamundie Festival.
 
Wendy Mocke is a Papua New Guinean inter-disciplinary storyteller. She is a NIDA Acting graduate and Creative Director of Melanin Haus, a creative arts company based in Cairns. Her acting credits include: ABC’s The Code, Home Invasion at the Old 505 and Moby Dick at the Seymour Centre, where she was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award. Wendy performed in last year's Festival Fatale at Darlinghurst Theatre in a play she co-wrote called Jelbu Meri. Wendy has also undertaken a residency at Rex Cramphorn Studio for a verbatim theatre piece she devised called Voices of West Papua. One of Wendy's quests as a writer and artist is to make alive what is quiet and asleep in Melanesian stories and unpack the myriad of layers that is black Pacific Islander identity.

 

The Zap 
by Kirsty Marillier 

Kirsty Marillier is a South African / Australian actor and emerging playwright currently based in Melbourne / Naarm. Kirsty trained as an actor at WAAPA and on stage, has performed in the Australian premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Princess Theatre, Coma Land with Black Swan Theatre Company, Shabbat Dinner with Griffin Theatre Company, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Tempest and Macbeth with Sport For Jove Theatre Company. In 2018, Kirsty was a part of the Besen Writers Group with Malthouse Theatre Company and had her short story Potato Country feature in Black Inc Books Growing Up African anthology. She is currently developing her debut play – Orange Thrower, and two other works as a playwright. Kirsty is currently rehearsing Home, I’m Darling with Sydney Theatre Company and is a Resident Studio Artist at Griffin Theatre Company.

 

No Pink Dicks 
by Moreblessing Maturure

 Moreblessing Maturure is a Zimbabwean/Australian inter-disciplinary artist, TEDx Speaker and the Creative Director of FOLK Magazine. Her work across literature, stage and screen has included engagements with Playwriting Australia, Australian Theatre for Young People, and Sydney Theatre Company (STC). She is currently developing new works including Screen Australia-funded series: 'Afro Sistahs' and a new play for Next Wave Festival. Recently she was a participant in Screen Australia’s Developing the Developer workshop and  was named Girlfriend Magazine’s 25 women under 25 pushing for change in 2019 alongside features in Vogue Australia, Elle Magazine and Fashion Journal. She has also worked with STC, Darlinghurst and Outhouse Theatre Companies as dramaturg, outreach producer and cultural advisor. This work supports the advocacy practice Moreblessing carries out within the arts for accurate and diverse representation. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and MEAA’s Equity Diversity and Pride Committees.

 

Nas's Marriage Agency 
by Saman Shad

Saman is a writer of plays, film, and prose. She has been a writer in resident at the Hampstead Theatre and the Soho Theatre and has had her work read in theatres across London. Her play, The Second Son, was performed in Melbourne. She has created radio programs for the ABC and used to be a scriptwriter for the BBC. She is also a journalist and works as the Editor of SBS Voices. She has also received development funding from Screen Australia for her screenplay.

 

Way Back When 
by Dylan Van Den Berg 

 Dylan is a Palawa writer and actor whose work often contends with Indigenous identity through a culturally-hybrid arts practice. He studied drama at the Australian National University and trained in improvisation at the State University of New York and Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He was also selected to participate in Playwriting Australia’s 2019 masterclass with Patricia Cornelius. His plays, Way Back When and Milk were shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award and the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Prize respectively. Other works include The Camel (Fringe at the Edge, Hobart 2020), Why am I a Fish? (Short+Sweet, Sydney 2020) and Blue: a misery play (Staged Reading, The Street Theatre, Canberra 2017).

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