Brewing

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Cast director and writer for the latest play reading of Brewing at The Annexe Theatre in Launceston November 6 2013.

Brewing is a full length professional production dealing with issues to do with HIV, domestic violence and family relationships. In 2008,The Lampshade Shop received a grant of $18,000 from The Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust (Arts SA) to creatively develop and workshop Brewing prior to a public play reading in 2009 directed by Daniel Clarke. The late Geoff Crowhurst who initiated and directed the play’s development worked with Robert, dramaturge Peter Matheson, and a cast of professional actors including Bridget Walters, Nick Pelomis, Tamara Lee, Irena Dangov and David Adams.

Synopsis…

Guy Mason has recently been diagnosed with HIV. Although living on the mainland he returns to visit his family on their former hop farm in Tasmania. Guy wants to reveal his status to his family members but is confronted with his sister’s ongoing problems with an abusive husband and his ageing mother’s frail health. The farm is in the process of being subdivided and the hop kiln (pronounced kil’, by the locals) is up for sale. Peter Conway, Guy’s boyhood sweetheart is interested in buying the kil’ and turning it into a B and B. He is unaware that Guy is back home. Old passions are rekindled, Guy’s mother becomes seriously ill and his sister looks for an escape from her failed marriage. The kil’ becomes the focus of sharing family truths but also sets the scene for a positive futureā€¦ for those who are still living.

Images from the reading of Brewing…

 

Brewing reading

Credit: Cameron Fleming/Robert Moore

Brewing reading

Credit: Cameron Fleming/Robert Moore

Brewing reading

Credit: Cameron Fleming/Robert Moore

Brewing reading

Credit: Cameron Fleming/Robert Moore

Brewing reading

Credit: Cameron Fleming/Robert Moore

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