Theatre

Wo(k)eful Election Plays

B1, B2, B3 and B4 are babies, obviously. In the performance text on my tablet the place is a childcare centre and the time is just after the beginning of the election campaign. The four Bs are talking about Leunig and his sister, and government childcare funding, and it all ends in tears. Cry Baby by Emilie Collyer is a six-minute text from a collaborative Anywheres writing exercise published online (at voteplays.home.blog) as The Campaign & After Plays. When the recent election campaign was about to begin (the Somewheres won) playwright Ben Ellis brought together a group of progressive Melbourne…

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