Australian premieres of ‘Nothing But Mammals’ & ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ 14th April.

Reading Gauge

I’m delighted to announce the first Australian performances of my work. Melbourne based theatre company innãtum are presenting a performance of two of my short plays next Monday the 14th of April as part of their ‘Reading Gauge’ series of staged readings.

The plays Nothing But Mammals and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell are being directed by Tammie Kite, innãtum’s artistic director, (who also directed the original production of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell at Theatre 503 in 2012).

Nothing But Mammals is a Darwinian dark comedy telling the nightmarish tale of a young married couple whose baby daughter isn’t exactly what they’d expected. It was originally staged at the Old Red Lion, London, as part of ‘REDfest 2012: The Off West End New Writing Awards’, where it was a finalist and won Best Cast and Best Director, and has also been made into a short film.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a fictionalised account of US army intelligence whistle-blower Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning on leave in Boston in early 2010. As well as its premiere at Theatre 503 (as part of their Rapid Writes Response nights), it was also staged as part of the Love, Hate & Human Rights show in 2013.

‘Reading Gauge: Michael Ross’ is on at the Loop Project Space, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000, 7pm, Monday the 14th of April. Tickets are $10 and available here.