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Marooned In Yarrawonga

marooned in yarrawonga
She was tiny. Most of her silver hair was pinned up in a bun apart from these wisps that defiantly fought to stay impractically and romantically free. "I cried", she said. "I haven’t cried in thirty years, but I cried tonight. You did that." "...

The Wolves Open Melbourne’s Newest Theatre Space “The Den”

the wolves open melbourne’s newest theatre space “the den”
The Wolves Open Melbourne's Newest Theatre Space "The Den" The Wolves have a Den (Theatre) And we are opening with our play Marooned "Riveting the entire way through, with complex twists and turns that are entirely relatable to the audience. This is several stories on a...

A Meeting of Tribes

a meeting of tribes
We were asked by Kylie Graham, a Welfare Officer and Psychologist with the Defence Force to stage two shows of Marooned for the ADF in Melbourne and me along with the cast would like to thank her for her faith in the piece and...

Why we produced a play that tackles Suicide HEAD ON 

why we produced a play that tackles suicide head on 
Southbank Theatre: The Lawler 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank Victoria 3006 18th -28th Sept  2019 4 SHOWS LEFT BOOK NOW TICKETS   Marooned is not a suicide awareness play. We are all aware that suicide is a massive problem. What it is, is an attempt to be a powerful suicide prevention...

Marooned Public Rehearsals Come decide for yourself if it’s dangerous.

Marooned Public Rehearsals  Why not come and watch the powerful play developand decide for yourself if it's dangerous. Public Rehearsals  We are rehearsing in Toorak. We supply instant coffee and a chair. During rehearsals we ask that you don't talk but in the breaks feel free. The first public rehearsal...

Felicity May about Mindframe and Marooned

felicity may about mindframe and marooned
On April 13 2018, The Age ran an article on a play by Michael Griffith then titled Sidelined which tackles the often-censored topic of suicide. ABC Radio National also aired interviews on Life Matters, Making a Play for Men.   The play now renamed Marooned is...

Trump, The Destroyer’s Brilliant Speech

trump, the destroyer’s brilliant speechvideo
In History this may be seen a short, terrifying and brilliant speech. A turning point. In it he states that Americans will say "Merry Christmas" again. It's only a small line, but i suspect that that alone will him a second term. In my last job the...

is 1620 a new theatrical male hero?

In the play Marooned, the character known only as 1620 is a modern man. An office worker, he is used to filtering his language so as not to offend anyone, or rather, get in trouble and lose his job. He’s not used to aggressive male...

The Lost Son his Mother and the Playwright

My son Guy May took his life two and a half years ago. He was 48 years old. He left behind family, friends, admirers, FB followers whom he had touched in a uniquely, inspiring personal way. The phrase, ‘once met never forgotten,’ personifies Guy. And...

There are not many good news stories about suicide but this is one

There are not many local good news stories about suicide, but we are one of them. His name was Guy May. He was tall, talented and an actor who had been Neighbors, and he was a friend who is gone. When MichaeI heard the news...