POSTED ON 21st November, 2016
The cast for our Spring Stages Play Reading this Saturday 26 November at 12 noon is now confirmed. The brand new script A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE by Zoe Hogan is being directed by HARRIET GILLIES.
Tickets $12/Conc $10
We are thrilled with the calibre of the actors who have agreed to take part in the reading.
LAURENCE COY is playing STEVE
PETER KOWITZ is playing JOSE and the LAWYER
MICHELLE LIM DAVIDSON is playing JOANA
BRANDON McCLELLAND is playing MIKE and the JUDGE
Timorese artist ALFEO SANCHES PEREIRA is playing META
Laurence Coy’s recent tv roles include Paper Giant, Crownies and Rake.
Peter Kowitz played the regular role of Tony Gillies on ABC’S Janet King and Crownies, and is appearing at Ensemble next year in Taking Steps.
Michelle Lim Davidson appeared at Ensemble in Seminar, and she’s a regular presenter with Play School Live and has recently appeared in Doctor Doctor.
Brandon McClelland appeared in the 2014 Cate Blanchett film Truth and is travelling to NY shortly with STC in The Present.
The role of Meta requires someone who speaks Tetun, the native language of East Timor. Alfeo Sanches Pereira is a Timorese artist and musician. He uses his art as a conduit for social and political commentary. At the age of four, in order to keep him close to home during the Indonesian Occupation of his country (1975-1999), Alfeo’s mother taught him to draw. In 2004, in a newly-independent Timor-Leste, Alfeo joined Arte Moris Free Art School where he developed his talents and passion for fine art. Alfeo’s artforms include illustration, sculpture, street art, music and painting. Alfeo is also a member of Animatism, an exchange of creative ideas and artistic action between Melbourne and Timor-Leste.
Zoe Hogan writes: “The play is about the Australian government spying on East Timor in 2004, in order to gain the advantage in negotiations about major oil and gas deposits in the Timor Sea. I wish I had come up with the premise myself, but unfortunately it is real. Maybe I should list Alexander Downer as a co-creator? It’s also a story that draws on my own experiences living in East Timor.”
Tickets $12/Conc $10