Muff, MinusOneSister and SHIT: Three plays
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A passionate and unflinching collection of three award-winning plays by and about women, featuring an introduction by Alison Croggon.

In Muff by Van Badham, the wounds of a horrific event are re-opened as Eve tries to navigate a friendship with her ex and his new partner. The play uses both grim sadness and dark humour to challenge perceptions of feminism and self-image in the prism of sexual love. Winner of the 2015 NSW Premier's Award for Drama in 2015.

'An intelligent, challenging, deeply thoughtful and highly original piece of work. In a world where gender relationships remain the minefield they always were, and where male violence towards women remains writ large ... this is a play for our time and a groundbreaking piece of theatre.' - NSW Premier's Award judge's report

Anna Barnes' MinusOneSister is a contemporary retelling of Sophocles' classic tragedy, Electra. The teenage siblings take the stage, and loyalties are challenged as each confronts their own grief and guilt. Barnes challenges patterns of blame that persist today when dealing with violence and sexuality. Winner of the 2013 Patrick White Playwrights' Award.

'Barnes has tapped into something essential and immediate about young women, about anxiety and terror and anger and a constant, destructive lack of control over their own bodies and lives.' - Time Out

Patricia Cornelius' SHIT is rife with ugliness. Billy, Bobby and Sam speak with the voices of those who've survived foster care, institutionalisation, and neglect. They love no-one and no-one loves them. They believe the world is shit, that their lives are shit, that they are shit. Winner of the 2015 Green Room Awards for Independent Theatre: Best Production and Best Writing and the 2017 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work, and shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Award for Drama.

'Cornelius looks deep into the hearts and minds of those who have been pushed aside, and finds contradictions that are at once complex, difficult, admirable and scary.' - Ben Neutze, Daily Review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 9mm | 204g
  • Paddington, Australia
  • English
  • 1760620009
  • 9781760620004
  • 612,339

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An intelligent, challenging, deeply thoughtful and highly original piece of work. In a world where gender relationships remain the minefield they always were, and where male violence towards women remains writ large this is a play for our time and a groundbreaking piece of theatre. -- NSW Premiers Award judge's report Anna Barnes MinusOneSister is a contemporary retelling of Sophocles classic tragedy, Electra. The teenage siblings take the stage, and loyalties are challenged as each confronts their own grief and guilt. Barnes challenges patterns of blame that persist today when dealing with violence and sexuality. Winner of the 2013 Patrick White Playwrights Award. Barnes has tapped into something essential and immediate about young women, about anxiety and terror and anger and a constant, destructive lack of control over their own bodies and lives. -- Time Out Patricia Cornelius Shit is rife with ugliness. Billy, Bobby and Sam speak with the voices of those whove survived foster care, institutionalisation, and neglect. They love no one and no one loves them. They believe the world is shit, that their lives are shit, that they are shit. Winner of the 2015 Green Room Awards for Independent Theatre: Best Production and Best Writing and shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premiers Award for Drama. Cornelius looks deep into the hearts and minds of those who have been pushed aside, and finds contradictions that are at once complex, difficult, admirable and scary. Ben Neutze, Daily Review
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About Van Badham

VAN BADHAM is the award-winning writer of more than 30 internationally-produced plays for stage and radio. Her first novel, Burnt Snow, was released in Australia in September 2010. She is a columnist for The Guardian, Australia and a regular panellist on ABC Television's The Drum. Badham has had plays and musical theatre staged at six Edinburgh Festivals, in London at venues including the Royal Court Theatre, the Bush (for Paines Plough), the Battersea Arts Centre and Theatre503 and on the UK touring circuit. Her theatre commissioners in Australia include MTC, Malthouse, Griffin, Merrigong, HotHouse, Terrapin and the Tasmanian Theatre Company. Her plays have had professional productions across America, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria and her international theatre commissions include Swamplands for the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, The Story of D-Star K for the Bern Stadttheater in Switzerland and Empire of the Rats for Luxi Ltd, UK. Badham's radio commissions have been for the BBC World Service, Radio 4, and Radio 3 and her first screenplay, We Come Home, was developed with a grant from the Australian Writers' Guild. Her Australian theatre productions include The Bloody Chamber for Malthouse, The Bull, the Moon and the Coronet of Stars for Griffin, Merrigong and Hothouse, Big Baby for Terrapin and Late Night Story at the Adelaide Fringe. Badham is a former Literary Manager of the Finborough Theatre London (2009-2011) and was Artistic Associate at the Malthouse Melbourne (2011-2013) before moving to her present position at the Guardian.
ANNA BARNES is an award-winning playwright and author. Her writing has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Killings, The Lifted Brow and the Age. Her book, Girl! The Ultimate Guide To Being You (Penguin 2012), was named one of the 2013 Eva Pownall Notable Books by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Her plays and monologues have been performed around Australia. In 2007, she was the winner of the British Council's Realise Your Dream award, allowing her to go and study playwriting at Royal Court Theatre, London, UK. In 2012, she collaborated with comic artist Sara Drake (USA) to tell the story of losing her sense of smell for Radio with Pictures at the Sydney Opera House. She won Sydney Theatre Company's Patrick White Playwright's Award in 2013 for her play, MinusOneSister. In 2017, she won an AWGIE for the geolocative story app Ghosts of Bileola. Her play Lethal Indifference opened at the Sydney Theatre Company in February 2018.
PATRICIA CORNELIUS is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Cornelius' play Shit was presented at the 2017 Sydney Festival, following its 2015 Melbourne premiere as part of MTC's Neon Season and its 2016 remount at 45Downstairs. Her play Savages won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Drama in 2014 and the Green Room Award for Writing and was nominated for an AWGIE and the Griffin Prize. Over her career Cornelius has written over 25 plays, including: Big Heart, Do Not Go Gentle, The Call, Love, Fever, Boy Overboard, Slut and Who's Afraid of the Working Class? (co-written with Andrew Bovell, Christos Tsiolkas, Melissa Reeves and Irine Vela). Her prizes for stage work include the 2011 Victorian and NSW Premiers' Literary Awards, the Patrick White Playwright's Award, the Richard Wherrett Prize, the Wal Cherry Award and nine AWGIE Awards for stage, community theatre, and theatre for young people. She won the prestigious Australian Writers' Foundation Playwriting Award in 2015 as well as the Patrick White Fellowship (2012), and a Fellowship from the Australia Council's Theatre Board. Cornelius has won the AWGIE Major Award three times. Cornelius is a founding member of Melbourne Workers' Theatre. Cornelius co-wrote the feature film adaptation Blessed, based on the play Who's Afraid of the Working Class? (for which she won an AWGIE Award) and she is developing a feature film with director Catriona McKenzie with Screen Australia funding. Cornelius wrote the novel My Sister Jill (Random House) and many of her plays are published by Currency Press. In February 2018, Corenlius' play In the Club premiered at the State Theatre Company of South Australia, and in May, her The House of Benarda Alba adaptation premiered at the Melbourne Theatre Company.
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