PAST PRODUCTIONS

2016

SUICIDE,

INCORPORATED

BY ANDREW HINDERAKER

Jason is having a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up and worst of all, his boss, Scott, is starting to suspect the truth: that he is trying to ruin the company by keeping his clients alive. “Legacy Letters” has hired him to help clients craft the perfect suicide note but Jason has other ideas...

Director:

Patrick Campbell

Assistant Director:

Zoe Anderson

Cast: James Chapman, Phillip Ross, Lindsay McDonald, Carl Gregory, Cooper McDonald

2017

Steve and Sara have relocated to Sunrise, Florida to pursue an unbelievably wonderful business deal, but as the deal slowly unravels Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to their next-door neighbour, Sam, a badly-scarred victim of a recent car accident who wants nothing to do with her or her Bible-quoting husband. In the end, with a little help from an old German exterminator who's still angry about the effects of World War II, all three characters are confronted by a world that's both better and worse than any religion can justify.

Director: 

Jay Wood

Assistant Director: 

Konstanze Koedam

GRACE

by Craig Wright

Cast: Matthew Lee, Samantha Lambert, James Chapman,

Paul Sansom

THE FIX

by Dez Robertson

How do you justify the unjustifiable? To convince yourself that a decision, so extreme, so final, makes perfect sense? Do the solutions - the fixes - we devise in our darkest moments have to make sense to anyone but you? The Fix poses these very question, as two complete strangers find themselves trapped together on the rooftop of a high-rise. 

Director: 

Dez Robertson

Cast: Tony Gluck, Tim Blundell

The Momentum Project is an initiative designed by Knock And Run Theatre to assist in the development of brand new plays.

In 2017 K&R worked with 5 very talented young writers from all over NSW to write a new script with characters and stories linked together by time and place. The play was titled "St John's" and it followed the employees and visitors of a St John's hospital over a 24 hour period. 

Head writer:
James Chapman

 

Writers: Disapol Savetsila, Jay Wood, Sally Davies, Joel Burrows, Riley McLean

MOMENTUM

PROJECT

2017:
"St John's"

2018

YEAR

OF THE

ROOSTER

by olivia dufault

Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since...ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. And Odysseus Rex aka "Odie" is the baddest barnyard bird there is. Gil has so much faith in Odie's abilities that he bets everything on him -- but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.

Director: 

Allison Van Gaal

Cast: Will Parker, Stephanie Priest, Jan Hunt, Carl Gregory and James Chapman

Director: 

James Chapman

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin's mash-up of Sophocles' classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war, coolly presides over the whole. Inspired by material collected from interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the timeless struggle soldiers face in trying to make sense of war.

Cast: Amy Vee, Olivia Jubb, Lachlan Fairhall, Belinda Hodgson, Keltan O'Shea, Marissa Saroca, Troy Bull, Alexandra Rose, Roger Ly, Milly Lambert, Matthew Heys, Angela McKeown.

AJAX IN

IRAQ

by Ellen McLaughlin

2019

Knock And Run Theatre is thrilled to announce the return season of our premier production: "Suicide, Incorporated" by Andrew Hinderaker. 
"Suicide Inc" was originally staged by Knock And Run in 2016 to rave reviews by critics and audiences. The production went on to win the CONDA award for Best Dramatic Production at the 2016 CONDA awards. 

Director: 

Patrick Campbell

Assistant Director: 

Zoe Andrerson

Cast: James Chapman, Phillip Ross, Carl Gregory, Ned Keogh, Cooper McDonald

An inner-tube, a bagel, a donut, a lifesaver, a holiday wreath, a tire-swing, a cycle of abuse, a halo of hatred: circles, both real and figurative, whirl out of control in this darkly comic one-man show. And at the center of them all sits an enigmatic squirrel. Orbiting that squirrel is Chester, a self-described rodentophobe who spins the outlandish, funny, and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels -- a hatred that eventually infected every aspect of his and his son's life. Pursued by memories of his intolerant father and the legacy of bigotry, Chester is pulled into the black hole at the center of his own life where he encounters the mistakes, the fears, the guilt, and the humanity that make him whole again.

Director: 

Allison Van Gaal

Cast: 

James Chapman

Colour, gender, visible light, politics, sexuality, autism, emotion... Human beings view life via a series of Spectrums. But what happens when we start to look beyond these scopes and panoramas?

 

K&R and Bearfoot will work with an ensemble of talented artists to devise an intimate and unique piece of theatre that explores the way we look at the world. Poetry, visual media, music, verbatim text, light and sound will all be in play as our Momentum team creates an exploration of what it means to be human.

Directors: 

James Chapman & Riley McLean

Core Cast: 

James Chapman, Riley McLean, Dakota Dunlap, Phoebe Alatras, Zac Smith

"It's time to fucking dance!" 

 

What Is About To Happen On The Dance Floor is an award winning short play by writer James Chapman that premiered at Hissyfest 2018 and went on to be produced by Knock And Run Theatre as part of Micro Theatre Festival 2019 and was performed at the 2019 CONDA awards
 

Director:

Amy Morris

Cast: James Chapman, Roger Ly, Stephanie Rochet

WHAT                      IS                         ABOUT

TO  HAPPEN  ON   THE

DANCE   FLOOR

BY JAMES 

CHAPMAN

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