BREVITY THEATRE 

Artistic Direction, Producing, Production and Marketing

Brevity Theatre is an award-winning independent theatre company founded in 2012. The company was founded with a commitment to providing opportunities for emerging artists to help them forge a successful career in the professional theatre industry. 

Between 2012 and 2018 the company presented a wide-variety of shows with Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz, Sydney Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, Bondi Feast Festival, The Old 505 Theatre and the Kings Cross Theatre. 

 

AWARDS

Wittenberg
Winner Best Play – The Buzz from Sydney
Winner Best Male Actor (David Woodland) – The Buzz from Sydney 
Champs of Comedy – Best Comedic Performance (David Woodland) – Suzy Goes See
Design Doyennes – Outstanding Visual Design (Benjamin Brockman) – Suzy Goes See 
Great Male Performance (David Woodland) – Lisa Thatcher
Incredible Set and Lighting (Benjamin Brockman) – Lisa Thatcher 

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
Top 10 Shows of the Year – Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (Brevity Theatre)
Directorial Dominance – Samantha Young (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom)
Second Fiddle Superstars – Skyler Ellis (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom)

A Girl if a Half-formed Thing
Nominated 2018 – The Taffy Davies Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Independent Production (The Glug Awards Sydney)

 

 

PRODUCTIONS

A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING

Fierce, poetic and raw A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing speaks the experience of a young woman coming of age and will carry you into the heart, mind and body of a girl. Subjected to the forces of stultifying religion, predatory men and a pious mother, she will form in front of your eyes.


From the award winning novel by Eimear McBride, comes a stage adaptation by Annie Ryan.

Kings Cross Hotel

SPACE CATS – An Intergalactic Feline Musical

From the musical adaptors of the salacious Vampire Lesbians of Sodom comes a journey deep into the galaxy with Laika the lonely mutt, as his rocket crashes onto a planet full of all singing, all sparkling kitty cats. The cats must overcome their desire for purity and purrfection to embrace the smelly and the strange. Come and wag your tail at this celebration of universal love at the edge of the universe.

Written and Directed by Samantha Young

Old 505 Theatre – Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

 

CROCODILE TEARS

Crocodile Tears explores the gritty, sensual and often troubled rise to fame of Matilda Mary Devine. Set in the alleyways of Surry Hills in the roaring 20s, Tilly takes us on a journey of love, fear, desire, and yearning for more than what life had dealt her.


Written and Performed by Olivia O’Flynn

Tatler Sydney – Sydney Fringe Festival 

TENDER NAPALM

A young man and woman meet at a party. They are drawn to each other. They have sex. They fall in love. Then something happens. Their fantasies take charge: tales of golden shores, snakes, serpents, unicorns, kings, queens and blood. Dangerously and absolutely, they’re thrust into the secret places of love and desire. Phillip Ridley’s extraordinary new play confidently traverses the delicate and the brutal, mapping the journey from first attraction to consuming devotion. It’s a sweaty portrait of passion and destruction, an examination of how love can leave you shipwrecked, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Written by Philip Ridley 

Old Fitz Theatre

 

BEING NORWEGIAN

Sean invites Lisa back to his flat for a drink. Lisa says she’s Norwegian. Is Sean Norwegian too? In this dark, funny encounter two outsiders reach out to each other across the deep fjords of the heart.

“In Norway we’re used to darkness in people’s heads. We even prefer it. Because if there is no darkness then what in heaven’s name are you thinking about? We Norwegians think people who are happy are perhaps just a little above themselves, don’t you?” 

Written by David Greig

Old Fitz Theatre

 

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM

One of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. Their bitter rivalry as bloodsuckers but more importantly, as actresses, endures for two thousand years with stops along the way in 1920’s silent movie Hollywood and contemporary Las Vegas. This new production by Brevity Theatre Co fuses together vaudeville, cabaret and drag for a Mardi Gras show not to be missed.

Written by Charles Busch

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival

 

WITTENBERG

Hamlet can’t pick a major. He’s the star tennis player studying at Wittenberg University and has achieved favourite status between two particularly contrary faculty members: Rev Martin Luther and Dr John Faustus. As a prequel to both Hamlet and Marlowe’s Faustus, this play by David Davalos provides audiences with all they’ve ever wanted – a brilliant pastiche of fact, fiction, genius and legend. Wittenberg is literary fantasy to be relished and ingested with glee.

Written by David Davalos

Old Fitz Theatre

FULLY COMMITTED

This sharp and funny one act play follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with—his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? 

Written by Becky Mode

Old Fitz Theatre
Sydney Fringe Festival

 

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