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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Written by
Alice Birch

Directed by
Heather Fairbairn

09 Jun – 16 Jun 2021
90 minutes, no interval

About the show

Although written in 2014, REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. is a play for these times. Alice Birch’s play disrupts accepted modes of storytelling by deconstructing language, character, and form.

Inspired by Alice Birch’s provocation that this play should not be well-behaved, we have applied the concept of disruption to all production elements - much credit to the students for rising to this challenge.

This production exposes the patriarchy as a fabrication - a grossly absurd fabrication at that. The patriarchy is not a given. It is not an immutable way of life. It is a construct, and, therefore, can be deconstructed. However, this play deals with more than gender and gender politics. It’s about Choice. Autonomy. Agency. Identity. Power. Control. And watermelon.


In order of appearance

Female A
Libby Kay

Female B

Olivia Bourne

Female C

Hannah Anderson

Male A
Ashan Kumar

Male B

Alfred Kouris

Creative Team

Heather Fairbairn*

Assistant Director
Alexei Ymer-Welsby

Set Designer
Angelina Meany

Costume Designer
Lachlan Odger

Lighting Designer
Sybilla Wajon

Sound Designer
Kaitlyn Crocker

Voice Coach
Laura Farrell*

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
Sophia Wallace

Deputy Stage Manager
Bella Thompson

Assistant Stage Manager
Bernadette Lőrincz
Jordan Magnus-McCarthy

Construction Supervisor
Matthew Hinton

Costume Supervisor
Samantha Manning

Properties Supervisor
Rachel Hallet

Head Electrician
Pip Morey

Costume Assistant
Delan Woods

Costume Design Assistant
Lou Flowers

Costume Maker
Maeve Durkin

Properties Assistant
Conner Palmer

Set Design Assistant
Jessi Seymour

Ceiling Operator
Tommaso Patelli

* Guest
** Staff
*** Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance