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Trailer showing 2016 at The Art House Wyong and ATYP Sydney

Trailer by Vanessa Bates
Commissioned and Presented by Tantrum Youth Arts


“Was he asleep? Or jumping on the bed, maybe he did one of those awesome flying leaps from across the room, just like he did every night. But this night when he landed BOOM! He was gone. All that was left was this gaping hole. You feel it don’t you? When someone just disappears."

Jed still lives with his mothers, between the beach and the bush, on a train line with a city at either end. Waiting.
People say he’s waiting for his father to come back. Jed doesn’t know his father but he’s trailed the Hollywood myth and he knows who his father could be. He’s seen every movie, he’s read all the articles, he’s watched all the trailers.
Finding his dad could fill the sinkhole in Jed’s psyche. The truth is, it’s hard having a star for a dad, when you’re completely ordinary. Unless of course, that’s not the truth. And that could be harder.

Trailer: A darkly comic play set along the train tracks, about love, family and clocking on at the dream factory.
Trailer is a brand new play by Newcastle's own NSW Premier's Award-Winning Playwright Vanessa Bates (Porn.Cake, Checklist For An Armed Robber, The Magic Hour) and directed by Anna Kerrigan (Director, Rainbow's Ending, atyp, Assistant Director, Tusk Tusk Sydney Theatre Company, Director, IV, Barking Gecko).

Trailer is supported by the NSW Government through ArtsNSW, as well as Wyong Shire Council and The Art House, Wyong. Trailer was developed with the support of Playwriting Australia at the National Script Workshops 2015.

Contains some coarse language. Recommended for older teens and adults. Duration: 70 mins.

Director: Anna Kerrigan
Cast: Jackson Vaughan, Tallulah Cobban, Angie Diaz and Christopher Saunders
Designer: Joshua Maxwell
Design Mentor: Tobhiyah Stone Feller
Lighting Designer: Lyndon Buckley
Sound Designer: Jess Blackburn
Producer: Tamara Gazzard

Performances:
The Art House Wyong, Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th May 7.30pm, Schools Shows Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May 11am
Bookings for The Art House through www.thearthousewyong.com.au or phone 02 4391 0070

ATYP Sydney, Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th June 7pm
Bookings for ATYP through www.atyp.com.au or phone 02 9270 2400

Civic Playhouse Newcastle, Wednesday 8th June - Saturday 11th June 8pm, Schools Show Thursday 9th June 11am
Bookings for Civic Playhouse through Ticketek. Phone 02 4974 2077

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