We wanted to hit the ground running, and we did. We brought our team together for just that: a writing intensive to produce new, exciting, locally-written scripts.
We are incredibly lucky and grateful to the group of hardworking creatives that has brought Someone New to where it is today, and are privileged to be able to offer them new opportunities to expand their skills.
We are proudly supported by Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria.
WRITERS NEW, our first-ever scriptwriting intensive, was a huge success, and we look forward to continuing the tradition and opening up the floor to prospective playwrights eager to work with Someone New to create new works. In the end, over two months, we created seven scripts - some completely original, some adaptions, and a couple of works in progress - to fuel our upcoming projects.
This doesn't mean that we don't want your scripts, we still do! We're aiming to bring more and more opportunities, so that we can offer this support to as many creators as we can.
THE PRICE OF WISHING
(anthology, five 15-minute scenes)
When a group of people wish for the power to change their lives, their wishes give hem precisely what they ask for - and connect them in entirely unexpected ways.
original full length
AWAY WITHOUT LEAVE
(80 minutes, tragedy)
A prisoner is brought to the gaol during war, and quickly loses everything: his past, his pride, and his name. But if you strip the humanity from a person, what do they have left?
original full length
UNDERNEATH THE SHADED GUMS
(120 minutes, tragedy)
When Paris is brought to the Shaded Gums farm for the funeral of Uncle George, they develop an unlikely friendship with the retired dancer, Wendy.
retelling of classic
OH, THE WIND IN THOSE WILLOWS
(100 minutes, comedy)
A retelling of the wonderful classic, the inimitable Toad tries out his latest craze: the theatre. However, his friends have something to say about the terrible play, "Toad of Toad Hall".
TWO FOOLS OF FAIR VERONA
(140 minutes, comedy)
Boys will be boys will be fools - and nothing much has changed in the last four hundred years. But when two circuses collide, it lends a new meaning to the word "clowns".
original one act
WHAT GOOD WE DO
(25 minutes, tragicomedy)
The gallant Sir Faramond is stopped at a bridge by the Black Knight. But of all the things he expected to do battle with, an argument about ethics was not one of them...
The Someone New team has been an unbelievable boon during the early days of this company, and we could not have come this far without their support and hard work. Writers New is not just a project to plan out our future, but also the opportunity to acknowledge and thank them for their contributions.
Sound like something that you would want to be involved in? We put out the call occasionally for new team members, production crew, and actors. We're looking to expand all the time, so keep your eyes open for the next availabilities!