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Jul 10, 2015 6:55 PM ET

Archived: Sweet Phoebe: bringing their first show to Auckland’s Basement Theatre in August!

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2015

Sweet Phoebe

The story of the project

Both Sides Now is bringing their first show to Auckland’s Basement Theatre in August! Michael Gow’s Sweet Phoebe is a funny, surprising and intriguing look at contemporary coupledom. Gow (author of the Australian classic ‘Away’) is not afraid to let things take a dark turn, and we see Helen and Frazer’s lives and relationship unravel before us.

It’s a story that Nick and Amy have been eager to explore for some time… and we are so lucky to have Marcel’s experience and brilliant brain to help bring this witty and clever play to life.

But we can’t do it without you!

Both Sides Now Theatre Company is in its infancy, and it needs your support to bring its first production to you! Please help our fledgling company get started.

How the funds will be used

The majority of your generous donations will be used to pay for our talented and experienced technical operator, our New Zealand Producer and to put us up while we are in beautiful Auckland. The rest of the funds raised with go towards production costs such as rights, rehearsal space, props and publicity. 

Some of my other work

Marcel Dorney is a writer, director and performer. He has written plays for Queensland Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Merrigong Theatre Company, Hothouse Theatre, La Boite, Griffin Theatre and Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre. He co-founded Melbourne performance company, Elbow Room, for whom he has co-written and directed many shows. Elbow Room has been the recipient of many awards and their performance work has been commissioned in residence by CarriageWorks, Sydney, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Darebin City, HotHouse Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2015 NEON festival.
Nick and Amy are both graduates of the NIDA acting bachelor of arts. Since graduating they have worked extensively in the industry both on screen and stage. Nick’s television credits include ABC’s The Circuit and 7’s Winners & Losers. He was nominated for a 2015 Melbourne Green Room Award for his performance in Assasins.
Amy played the lead in the international premiere of Marcel Dorney’s Thieves Like Us for Merrigong Theatre Company. Her screen credits include Shortland Street, Hillary (up-coming) and Eternity , for which she was nominated for best-supporting actress at the 2013 New Zealand Film Awards.
Contact Information:

Amy Usherwood
Nick Simpson-Deeks

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