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“ACT have a reputation for mounting successful stage adaptations of Australian literature … and the stage is richer for it” — Cameron Woodhead, The Age

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The lists below profile some of the history of Australian Classical Theatre on stage, on tour and in the media.

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A Sunburnt History - The First Fleet, by Charlie Ranger and Nicholas Waxman

  • Performed as part of the Melbourne International Commedy Festival, March–April 2013.
  • Written and performed by Charlie Ranger and Nicholas Waxman, with direction by Stewart Morritt.

A Sunburnt History - The True Story of Burke and Wills, by Charlie Ranger and Nicholas Waxman

  • Performed as part of the Melbourne International Commedy Festival, March–April 2012.
  • Included as part of Regional Arts Victoria’s Education & Families Program, June 2013.
  • Written and performed by Charlie Ranger and Nicholas Waxman, with direction by Stewart Morritt.

I Take Your Hand in Mine, by Carol Rocamora

  • public reading by Stewart Morritt and Anastasia Malinoff at fortyfivedownstairs on August 23rd 2010
  • Subsequent performances at the same venue in November and December, 2010
  • A series of curriculum performances was held in March, 2011, at fortyfivedownstairs, by Paul English and Anastasia Malinoff
  • Performed as part of the Regional Arts Victoria Showcase, May 2011.

The Sentimental Bloke, by C.J. Dennis

  • 2000 Sorrento Season supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
  • La Mama Theatre, 2001
  • Gasworks Arts Park, 2002
  • Regional Arts Victoria administrated tour 2002 and 2009—both supported by Arts Victoria touring grant
  • Included on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authourity Drama VCE Curriculum, 2002
  • Toured by Regional Arts Vic arts2GO program, October 2002
  • Scenes available on YouTube
  • ABC radio Interview with Jon Faine, review by Frank Van Straten
  • Reviews in The Age, Sunday Age, Sunday Herald Sun
  • Received Victorian Green Room Best Actor award—Stewart Morritt, 2001
  • Drama Victoria Best Production Award, 2001
  • Twice voted to present at Long Paddock for national tour.

The Drover’s Wife / Bush Undertaker, by Henry Lawson

  • Premiered Castlemaine State Festival, 2005
  • Performed at fortyfivedownstairs
  • Regional Arts Victoria administrated tour of seven weeks, 2006
  • Season at La Mama’s Courthouse, 2006
  • Included on the VCAA Drama VCE curriculum for 2006
  • Interview with Amanda Smith on Radio National
  • Derek Guille and Richard Stubbs interviews on ABC Radio
  • Recorded and shown on ABC TV’s Stateline program, 2006
  • Reviewed in The Age, The Herald Sun.

Ginger Mick at Gallipoli, by C.J. Dennis

  • Development funded by Arts Victoria, 2006
  • City of Yarra Council, 2006
  • Performed at fortyfivedownstairs, 2006 and 2007
  • Toured Victorian Theatres, 2007
  • Toured to schools with Regional Arts Victoria arts2GO program, 2008 and 2009
  • Included on VCAA VCE curriculum for Theatre Studies, 2007
  • Performed for the History Teachers Association of Victoria’s conference in 2007
  • Amanda Smith interview on Radio National, 2007
  • ABC Radio Jon Faine and Derek Guille interviews, 2007
  • Reviewed in The Age, The Sunday Age, Herald Sun, The Australian.

The Chosen Vessel, by Barbara Baynton

  • A Dreamer performed by Lucy Leeming at Café Camino, 1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, from 8th–24th August, 2012.
  • Supported by Theatre Works’ Company Initiative Program, 2007
  • Supported by Hothouse Theatre’s (Albury) A Month in The Country Program, 2007
  • Interview with Radio National’s Amanda Smith
  • The Age review and article
  • Featured in The Sunday Age ‘show of the week’ review.

Minds War Made

  • Commisioned by Regional Arts Victoria arts2GO program tour to schools, 2004
  • Included on the VCAA VCE Drama curriculum, 2004.

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

  • Supported by the City of Yarra.

Elena and The Nightingale, by Tom Petsinis

  • Sorrento season supported by the Mornington Shire Council, 2002
  • La Mama Courthouse season as part of the Antipodes Festival, 2002
  • Article in Neos Kosmos newspaper.