Theatre Works Program

A Fistful of Scripts [season 5]

A Fistful of Scripts [season 5]

Date: 06 Aug 2012
Time: 8.00pm
Price: free event [bookings encouraged]

In June 2012, Jimmy Flinders Productions launched an exclusive preview of its bold, new theatre concept at Theatre Works. It will return in August with Lounge Theatre: 'Michael and Paul'.  Sean McIntyre's outstanding, internationally produced stage play - 'The Pickup' - will also be presented.

For writers, directors and producers, 'A Fistful of Scripts' is a demonstrated incubator and laboratory for successful script development into working, professional productions.

"We found the interactive Q & A panel invaluable," says Marco Romero Rodriguez, Artistic Director and Co-Producer at Jimmy Flinders Productions. "It is rare and unique that a cast, writer and director can sit together as a panel to receive instant character critique and direct audience feedback in an environment such as this."

"The quality and depth of comments offered proved to us that the audience found our script highly engaging.  We now have even more confidence that our script will grow into a successful, ongoing stage production."

Lounge Theatre is performed in homes and intimate venues to discerning, niche audiences of 20 to 40 people.

"The nature of Lounge Theatre means that the audience is extremely close to the actual performance space," says Marco Romero Rodriguez. "This is unique, micro-theatre viewed within the comfort of your own lounge room. Or one very much like it".

Presented by Jimmy Flinders Productions, Lounge Theatre is an intimate, moving and highly engaging theatre experience.

"'A Fistful of Scripts' has quickly established itself as fertile ground for writers where new scripts for stage and screen can be 'road-tested' with a cast in front of an audience," says Sean McIntyre of Wise Words Media.  "'A Fistful of Scripts' is also the perfect vehicle for the public to experience Lounge Theatre, Melbourne's newest theatre offering."

Following each script the public will be encouraged to join a unique, open Q & A forum, led by MC Jeremy Kewley.

Sean McIntyre's outstanding short play 'The Pickup' will also be presented as a cold reading.

It has already been performed as a short play in Australia (Short and Sweet, Melbourne [2005] and Sydney [2006]) and internationally (Dublin Gay International Theatre Festival, Ireland [2007]).

"Since its debut in 2005 at The Arts Centre, Melbourne the feedback and response to 'The Pickup' has encouraged me to now develop the piece into a full length stage play," says Sean McIntyre.  "Directors and writers who have seen it also feel it has potential to become a touring production, both nationally and internationally".

"Despite the national and international success, of 'The Pickup', it has two elements I've never been able to sort out on my own - how to stage the ending 'better' and in order to make it a full length play, what are the best elements to focus on?".

"'A Fistful of Scripts' is the perfect environment in which to resolve these issues," says Sean McIntyre.

Open to the general public, admission to 'A Fistful of Scripts' is free however gold coin donations are accepted at the door. Making this possible is generous assistance from Theatre Works.

To support 'A Fistful of Scripts', Wise Words Media is also running crowdfunding campaign at:

A discounted package of marketing communications and Media/ PR services is on offer to donors and funding supporters can enjoy similar media hits to those available for review at:

'The Pickup' | one act play, 17 minutes
359 days, 16 countries, 2 mates, 1 Irish stranger.
Two mates hitchhike to Belfast. A car approaches. This journey will change their friendship forever.
Starring: Elliot Cyngler, Alex McArthur, Christopher Barry
Written and directed by: Sean McIntyre

Lounge Theatre: 'Michael and Paul | stage play, 60 to 70 minutes
It's late at night as two old friends renew their acquaintance after a reunion.
Despite an awkward beginning, a casual conversation between the two will soon trigger moments of revealing truths far deeper than either person is prepared for.
Raw. Truthful. Intimate. It's Lounge Theatre.
Starring: Chester Drife, James Rosier
Written by Sean McIntyre
Directed by: Marco Romero Rodriguez


'WARNINGS: Not suitable for under 18 years; adult themes, drug and sexual references, coarse language

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