4 – 19 July 2003

Examining how and why we have reached this juncture in history, four generations of Australian theatre ask “What has led us to a point that might be the brink of our destruction”.

ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS is a significant collaboration from writers Barry Dickens, Ben Ellis, Melissa Reeves, Robert Reid and Stephen Sewell. Driven by recent world events, theatre in decay, in alliance with these well-known political writers, examine America’s horrific recent history and Australia’s love/hate affair with the greatest nation on earth.

Five writers, five different stories are skilfully interwoven under the big top of Creely’s Travelling Three Ring, Five Star Circus. Encompassing static image, performance, projection, recorded soundscapes, live music and puppetry, ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS sets hurling out hurricane snapshots from a darkly familiar political world.

“...theatre in decay are the thrash metal of theatre and Reid is their unlikely lead singer... a company that understands the meaning and value of fringe theatre.”
HERALD SUN

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Written and Created by
BARRY DICKINS, BEN ELLIS, MELISSA REEVES, ROBERT REID, STEPHEN SEWELL
Directed by
JASON LEHANE, ROBERT REID, YVONNE VIRSIK
Produced by
ANNIENE STOCKTON
Performed by
JAMES ADLER, LAUREN BAILEY, KERRIE-ANNE BAKER, WILLOW CONWAY, ROBBIE EDWARDS, EMMA GOLDSWORTHY, ANDREW HAWLEY, RICKY KASPER, JIM MCDONALD, LOUISE MORRIS, TONY RIVE, PHIL ROBERTS, EMMA SACHSSE, JANE TURNBULL

Theatre Works & Theatre in Decay present

All of Which are American Dreams

By Barry Dickins, Ben Ellis, Melissa Reeves, Robert Reid & Stephen Sewell