In STICK, starring Emma Campbell and written by Carolyn Burns, Louise shares a darkly comic perspective on what’s it like to be a teenage girl with Crohn’s disease and learns that sometimes it’s easier to reveal yourself to strangers.
In HUNGER, Tom Stokes stars as Sam, a young kitchenhand who will do whatever it takes to be a masterchef. Work can sometimes be a real killer…Read more about HUNGER, here.
May also sees the launch of RE-BOOT, our online mashup of Joanna Erskine’s stunning monologue BOOT. Featuring young actors from all across Australia performer BOOT, this is a monologue like no other, and is also being put together by Laura Scrivano, who directed THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE and our BOOT piece to camera in 2012.
And more is on its away, including an adaptation and piece to camera of Georgia Symon’s TWISTED monologue, our 2013 online monologue competition WHERE IN THE WORLD?, and the call for our next National Studio!
So, be part of THE VOICES PROJECT, on stage, on page, on film and online, and let your voice be heard.
More about THE VOICES PROJECT
THE VOICES PROJECT kicked off in February 2011 with THE VOICES PROJECT: TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T, a critically acclaimed stage show of monologues exploring the joys and heartbreaks of first love. Written by our Fresh Ink writers at the annual Fresh Ink National Studio and performed by the atyp ensemble actors, ten striking characters told us just how first love can bite, bruise and send you soaring.
Two of these monologues were adapted by their playwrights into THE VOICES PROJECT short films, working with acclaimed filmmaker Damien Power.
In BAT EYES by Jessica (SPROUT) Bellamy, 16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate, before experiencing the pangs and anguish of first love, lost love and beauty in unexpected places. We were THRILLED that BAT EYES, adapted from the LITTLE LOVE monologue by Jessica Bellamy and directed by Damien Power, made it into the Top 10 Final of YouTube’s film competition, Your Film Festival. Read about writer Jessica Bellamy’s Venice adventure, here.
In BOOT by Joanna (KIJE) Erskine, best friends become the worst of enemies as a night out ends in tragedy, recriminations and a terrible secret.
We also filmed the original monologues that were the inspiration for Damien’s films.
BOOT, directed by Laura Scrivano, features Laura Hopkinson as Dana, breaking her silence at last about the truth behind a night of tragedy.
LITTLE LOVE, also directed by Laura Scrivano, from the original Jessica Bellamy monologue, stars Sam O’Sullivan as Adam, reflecting on first love, lost love.
We also celebrated the greatest monologue of them all in TO BE, challenging ten young Australian actors to take on Shakespeare’s most famous lines, the ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ monologue from Hamlet.
In the stage show THE VOICES PROJECT 2012: THE ONE SURE THING we looked at how our experiences of death and our reactions to it, can ultimately determine how we choose to live our lives while in THE VOICES PROJECT 2013: OUT OF PLACE, we looked at a sense of beloning and the struggle to find a place in the world