Just a Short Break on a Hafgufa

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“Meeting an emigrant is like watching a movie from the middle. You don’t know how it started.”

In a house in Western Sydney, four Middle Eastern emigrants reflect on the lives they have lost, the lives they have found, and the lives they have taken.

This new work by Persian playwright Kian Farzam is an exploration of the struggle to put down roots in foreign soil.

Directed by Alex Kendall Robson, the play is predominantly in English.

Just a Short Break on a Hafgufa has content and language that some audiences might find distressing.

Cast: Shayan Askari, Jade Fuda, Adeeb Razzouk, Eli Saad

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40471710_2053295961649317_2505553855991775232_nAfter the success of their debut production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as part of the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival, Fingerless Theatre is at it again.

Fingerless is a Sydney-based independent theatre company, fuelled by Artistic Director Alex Kendall Robson’s insatiable passion for classic theatre, in particular the plays of William Shakespeare.

In 2019, Fingerless is mounting back-to-back productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest at the Giant Dwarf in Redfern. The season is marketed predominantly towards school audiences, with morning and afternoon shows, and at least one evening for each play.

Midsummer has a confirmed week of performances 26th Feb-1st March, and Tempest 20th-24th May, with a soft hold on the weeks before and after each, depending on demand. Dates and times will be confirmed closer to the event. Supported by School Performance Tours, over 600 tickets have already been sold.

There is also the potential for a short regional tour, but this is to be confirmed.

These will be profit share productions.

Auditions will be held in October, with rehearsals to begin in November.

It is anticipated that actors will perform in both productions, playing multiple roles.

The plays will feature a small ensemble cast, live music, and original compositions by Antonio Fernandez.

We are currently on the lookout for an Assistant Director/Stage Manager to work closely with the Director and actors. The ideal candidate would:

  • Have a genuine passion for Shakespeare. Like, for reals, the Director is obsessed, and you will need to try and keep up with him.
  • Have experience directing/acting Shakespeare plays.
  • Have experience directing/stage managing.
  • Have reasonable availability for the length of the season.
  • Be highly personable, a good communicator, and reliable.

This position would suit a recent uni or drama school graduate.

If this sounds like you, send an expression of interest, with your CV attached, to Alex at fingerlesstheatre@gmail.com.

Individuals shortlisted for the role will be asked to attend an informal interview with the Director, and possibly other members of the production team. Due to time constraints, not all applicants can be offered an interview.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Fingerless Theatre Team

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TwellR8I0I1wfth Night runs from the 18th to the 22nd of September, 6pm to roughly 8pm.

The performance venue is known as The Warehouse, an activated warehouse space at 225 Euston Rd Alexandria. We are performing at Stage Two of this epic space.

General Admission is $25, and Concession is $20 — which is an absolute steal!

Tickets are available here.