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REFINED by Katy Warner | Creative Development Presentation
22 November, 2019 - 23 November, 2019
22 – 23 November 2019
duration: 80 minutes + Q&A
ticket price: free event
bookings: 03 9662 9966
Join us for the first development presentation of AWGIE-winning writer Katy Warner’s Refined. Shortlisted for the 2018 Max Afford Award, this vital new Australian work will now undergo a week-long creative development right here at fortyfivedownstairs, culminating in two nights of free staged readings. Performed by a dynamite ensemble of some of Australia’s best young actors, each performance will be followed by Q&A and feedback sessions.
A booming regional factory town, a beach you can’t swim at, and the third worst school in the state. Five angry voices and one disillusioned teacher – each ringing with the rebellious grunge of the mid 90s – scream hopelessly against a vast, unseen power.
The third collaboration between multi-award winners Lab Kelpie and Katy Warner (A Prudent Man, Spencer), Refined is a raw, funny and in-your-face look into adolescence, broken dreams – and what happens to people when the economic lifeline of a town begins to fade.
FREE EVENT – bookings essential
Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.
Director: Lyall Brooks
Assistant Director: Rosa Campagnaro
Sound Design and Compositions: Darius Kedros
Dramaturg: Sharon Davis
Producers: Adam Fawcett & Lauren Bennett
Cast: Darcy Bryce, Julia Grace, Elmira Jurik, Chanella Macri, Ebony McGuire, & Eddie Orton