Frogs Cry Wolf

12 February — 14 February 2015

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‘Oh I see what’s happening here. You’ve come to save us. Haven’t you? They come up here with their … with their tattoos and dreadlocks and failed relationships to do some good. [Pause.] … Maybe it’s you who needs saving? Ever thought of that?’

Wet season is coming and the tree frogs are at fever pitch, mad keen for rain, mad keen for change. Claudia runs Broome’s Sober-Up Centre and the barking frogs are driving her mad – not to mention the local drunks who are always promising to change, but never do. Will is up in Broome to help. He has a plan for Broome to dry up, in the wet. But in Broome, where 10% of the population are homeless, and alcohol and drug abuse are chronic, one needs more than just a plan.

Developed with Red Stitch Actors Theatre and Playwriting Australia.

Cybec Electric is only possible due to the support of Roger Riordan AM and The Cybec Foundation.

Dan Lee

Dan Lee

Dan Lee is a graduate of performance studies at Victoria University. He played live music for several years soon, while also performing monologues and poetry at various open mic nights around Fitzroy and Carlton, including a short and harrowing career in stand-up comedy. Dan hosted a range of Music, Comedy and spoken word nights around Melbourne, later creating and hosting a weekly event called ‘Northcote Storytellers’. In 2009 Dan fled to Broome, WA and, after some time working in the Public Library, started writing for theatre. Joining Playwriting Australia outreach program he leapt at the opportunity to further develop his writing skills in that context. His first play, Frogs Cry Wolf, won the R E Ross Trust award in 2014 and was selected for Playwriting Australia’s National Script Workshop. Dan is currently working on several other full-length plays and planning projects with Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre and the Malthouse Theatre.

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Iain Sinclair

Tom Budge

Tom Budge

Mark Coles-Smith

Mark Coles-Smith

Julie Forsyth

Julie Forsyth

Margaret Harvey

Margaret Harvey

Alex Menglet

Alex Menglet

Jack Charles

Jack Charles