September 14, 2009


On Sunday 13 Septempber 5 more original and diverse plays were premiered at BATS Theatre, all of which were made in a weekend. Two teams will progress to the final in 2 weeks time, one chosen by audience vote and the other by judges Murray Lynch, Ken Duncum, Michael Wray and Steph Walker.

The two teams are:
Last Men Standing with their play Excitable Boy, and
Bush Collective with Ballsack’s Vendetta.


The Bush Collective – Ballsack’s Vendetta
By Whiti Hereaka, Maraea Rakuraku and Leilani Unasa
Dramaturgy by Writers Block
With Shadon Meredith, Matariki Whatarau, Maraea Rakuraku and Leilani Unasa
Operator – Cameron Nicholls

Last Men Standing – Excitable Boy
Made by Hannah Clarke, Richard Dey, Richard Falkner, Milo Haigh, Mike Ness, Jean Sergent, Julia Truscott, Nick Zwart and Uther Dean, with help from Conrad Coom, Jimmy Sutcliffe and Dan Dubois.

1st Gear Group – Live As If
Creative Team: Sarah Delahunty, Alice Sisley, Alice Lean, Neenah Dekkers-Reihana, Lizzy Eden
Performers: Alice Sisley, Alice Lean, Reddyn Wallace, Neenah Dekkers-Reihana, Lizzy Eden, Ella Hope-Higginson
Musician: Joseph Hoskin

The Hot Pink! – Ashes to Ashes: Life After Death
With Jess Sweden, Elysia Koretz, Freya McKernan, Michael Mercer and Benny Marama

Error: Abnormal Reply – Of Warthogs and Walruses
Alluring Woman – Sharne
Detective #1 – Marcus
Detective #2 – Kate
Detective #3 – Tony
Man – Amy. 

Another Man – Amy.
Noisy Waiter – Tony
Animal Killer Killer Acolyte – Amy
Other Animal Killer Killer Acolyte -Kate
Angry Animal Killer Killer Acolyte – Marcus

More brand new plays premiere at the last heat this Sunday – 7pm at BATS – hosted by Simon Smith and a special guest. Come along and help choose a finalist!  

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