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New Play Coming to Art House Wyong is a Commentary on Unacceptable Social Problems

By Salt House Creative
Posted: 5 Mar 2021
RAPE & other acceptable practices a play by Dr. Daniel Widdowson, directed by Sylvia Marie Keays.

SALT HOUSE CREATIVE

Over the last five years, Salt House Creative has produced a number of international award winning productions.

Feature Film, 'Equivocal Redemption' received BEST DIRECTOR at the Florence Film Awards and Hollywood Gold Awards, BEST SCREENPLAY at the New York Movie Awards, BEST FEATURE at CKF International Film Festival, and was a finalist for BEST FEATURE at the Melbourne Indie Film Festival. 2017 stage play 'Worm Farming' is Dr. Widdowson's narrative on Australia's response to the global refugee crisis. It premiered at the National Museum of Australia, toured NSW and VIC and is endorsed my human right's activist Julian Burnside AO QM.

RAPE & OTHER ACCEPTABLE PRACTICES is Widdowson's commentary on unacceptable social problems which Include rape, gaslighting, silencing victims, and victimising perpetrators. The one-act, three person, minimalist production will be playing on the Central Coast, Sydney, and Canberra in May.

The suggested audience age is 15+ The show will be followed by Q & A sessions.

THEMES/DISCUSSION POINTS
- Consent
- RIghts
- Abuse
-Gaslighting
- Mental Health
- Duty of Care
- Trust
- Support
-Speaking out
- Consequences

Key Talent
Director - Sylvia Marie Keays
Writer - Daniel Widdowson

Cast

Maddie - Claudia Shnier
Born in Sydney, Claudia was bitten by the acting bug from a very early age, which manifested into an acute and chronic infection. It is the biggest gift she has ever received and has allowed her the absolute joy to play Beatrice in ‘A View From the Bridge’ (dir. Anthony Gooley, (2020), Olivia in ‘Twelfth Night’ (dir. Adam Cook, 2019), Scandal in ‘Love for Love’ (dir. Anthony Skuse, 2019), Phyllis in ‘Central Park West’ (dir. Troy Harrison, 2019), Adolph in ‘The Creditors’ (dir. Sam Trotman, 2019), Andromache in ‘Trojan Women’ (dir. Adam Cook, 2018) and Wendla in ‘Spring Awakening’ (dir. Sarah Carradine, 2018). Claudia cannot wait to enter such an exciting industry that she might actually burst.

Michael - Harry Reid
Harry holds a Bachelor of Communication through UTS and a Bachelor of Performing Arts through the Australian Actor's Centre. He's played Jack in the IMportance of Being Earnest, Willmore in the Rove, Orsino in Twelth Night, Felix in the Normal Heart, and Hansy Rilow in Spring Awakening. He's experienced in theatre, musical theatre, film, television, stage combat, clowning, juggling, jazz, guitar, and drums.

Director - Sylvia Marie Keays
Born in Sydney, Claudia was bitten by the acting bug from a very Theatrically trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Hollywood and AFTRS, Sylvia has worked in theatre, film and TV for the past 15 years in the USA and Australia. Most recently Syl performed in Blind Tasting by Paul Gilchrist. Sylvia has previously performed at The Ensemble Theatre Sydney, Old 505 Theatre Sydney, KXT Sydney, The Street Theatre Canberra and NIDA. Companies have worked with include, Subtlenuance Theatre, Fledgling Theatre Co, SheShakespeare, Shakespeare By The Sea, The Classical Theatre LAB Los Angeles, The Chance Theatre Orange County, and Counter Productions Los Angeles.

“A strong cast, led by Keays, who delivers a clear and strongly felt performance." Jason Blake of Eight Nights A Week"Performed with great vitality and charm by Sylvia Keays." Sydney Morning Herald

"Sylvia Keays gives the production's most nuanced and enticing performance..."Backstage West LA

Writer - Daniel Widdowson
Daniel is Canberra born, and former presenter for Saturday Disney. He wrote for Home & Away, hosted Ground Force, is an ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, and serves as a judge for the Australian Writer's Guild.

He won Best Screenplay at the New York Movie Awards and Best Director at the Florence Film Awards for hi feature, 'Equivocal Redemption.' He recently starred alongside Poppy Montgomery and Vince Colosimo in prime time American drama Reef Break. He holds a Doctorate in the Creative Arts, Masters in Hermeneutics, and a Bachelor of Theology.

CENTRAL COAST - Art House Wyong
Friday May 7th
Saturday May 8th

SYDNEY CBD - M2 Theatre
Tuesday May 11th
Wednesday May 12th
Thursday May 13th
Friday May 14th

CANBERRA - Canberra Dance Theatre
Saturday May 15th

 
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