LADIES OF THE BAY

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L A M A M A M O B I L E &

C A S T L E M A I N E F R I N G E 

D I R E C T E D  B Y J E N N I F E R M O N K

Ladies of the Bay is a fun, vivacious, new piece of theatre inspired by real stories. Over the summer Jennifer interviewed women from rural Victoria and Melbourne about their experiences growing up in the Australian summer.

“The play is 90% material and stories that have come from these conversations. We condensed the 20 women’s interviews and we created a story to focus on four main characters. The stories from all the interviewed women have been merged into four new character’s; Tracy, Nat, Fiona and Naomi, but are still the stories from real people.” – Jennifer Monk

After a successful creative development with the Clocktower Centre Studio Residency Program this reminiscent new work based on real stories has emerged. Ladies of the Bay focuses on four women who are hanging out at the local caravan park. They have shared extreme tragedies but still manage to triumph from their experiences. Exploring private female moments including relationships, love, secrets, disasters and grief this show will take you laughing and crying back to your own summers. Sometimes all we have are the memories.

Performed by Lisa Dallinger, Kelley Kerr Young, Lee McClenaghan and Jennifer Monk.

Assisstant Director: Constance Washington

The performances so excellent as to make the naturalistic style of presentation seem so easy, familiar and very real.
— Peter Green at Melbourne Observer

A CHRISTMAS TALE

T H E B U T T E R F L Y C L U B  

D I R E C T E D  B Y

J E N N I F E R M O N K

Girls Act Good were delighted to return to The Butterfly Club with their verbatim show A Christmas Tale.

This fresh, exciting work is inspired by real-life conversations and stories about Christmas from women across Australia. The play takes a comedic and heartfelt look at the Aussie festivities and celebrates how we can come together to remember the Magic of Christmas.

Performed by Constance Washington, Kelley Kerr Young, Lisa Dallinger, Emma Jo McKay, Tegan Jones and Shanon Kulupach.


THE ASSOCIATION

T H E A T R E   I M M E R S I V E   E V E N T  

D I R E C T E D  B Y

L E E   Mc C L E N A G A H A N

W R I T T E N  B Y   P E R R I  C U M M I N G S

a secret meeting for women, by women

Drawing inspiration from Frankenstein, The Stepford Wives and the Country Women’s Association (CWA), The Association is set in a secret women’s association meeting where a select group of women have been invited to take part in a bold new program. The meeting's agenda quickly changes from the perfect recipe for jam sponge to how to create the perfect partner... and a horrific experiment is revealed.

The Association was performed by Jennifer Monk, Lisa Dallinger, Kelley Kerr Young, Perri Cummings, Hannah Davies, Emily Joy, Lee McClenaghan, Samuel Burton and Ethan Back


A  LADY  SHOT

L A  M A M A  E X P L O R A T I O N  S E A S O N  

D I R E C T E D  B Y  J E N N I F E R  M O N K

D E V I S E D  B Y  G I R L S  A C T  G O O D 

S C R I P T  E D I T O R   P E R R I  C U M M I N G S

An exploration of classical and historical women thrown into modern settings to see how far we have come - and prove that some things may never change. How will Joan of Arc, Medea, Juliet and Wonder Woman shatter the glass ceiling and navigate the complexities of life today? A funny, physical and messy celebration of womanhood and our continuing fight for equality and the right to be ourselves. 

A Lady Shot was performed by Sarah Clarke, Lisa Dallinger, Lee McClenaghan, Jennifer Monk, Sarah Plummer, Kelley Kerr Young and Constance Washington. 


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“Girls Act Good, an all-female troupe, generate their own material – with all the risks that implies. But here Jennifer Monk keeps things rolling along, the cast is immensely likeable, the show has that elusive thing ‘heart’”
— Stage Whispers

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A  CHRISTMAS  TALE

D E V I S E D  B Y  

J E N N I F E R  M O N K,  

C O N S T A N C E  W A S H I N G T O N  

A N D   S A R A H  P L U M M E R

Jennifer Monk, Sarah Plummer and Constance Washington were delighted to bring their newest Australian play A Christmas Tale, as presented by Girls Act Good (GAG), to The Butterfly Club. This fresh, exciting work was inspired by real-life conversations and stories about Christmas from women across Australia. The play takes a comedic and heartfelt look at the Aussie festivities and celebrates how we can come together to remember the Magic of Christmas.
Not just the premier of A Christmas Tale, this event also raised money and awareness for McAuley Community Services for Women. 100% of the profits from the show were be donated to the wonderful people who are engaged in such incredible work for women and their families.
 
Performed by Perri Cummings, Jessica Gerger, Lee McClenaghan, Jennifer Monk, Michelle Pastor, Sarah Plummer, Constance Washington and Kelley Kerr Young.