Collaborations Theatre Group
in association with The Depot Theatre presents
A Nest of Skunks 
By James Balian & Roger Vickery
Equal Runner Up, Best Script, FAW National Literary awards, 2015.

Collaborations Theatre Group returns with a new Australian play, a dark and sticky thriller about a family of asylum seekers sheltering in a house that proves to be anything but safe.
  

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3 - 13 August  2016

The Depot Theatre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville 

Director Travis Green
Producer James Balian
  
Cast Peter Condon, Jeannie Gee, Penelope Lee, Amanda Maple-Brown, Brendan Miles, Aanisa Vylet

Production Design Rachel Scane
Lighting Design Larry Kelly
Lighting/Sound Operator Georgia Styles 



"A Nest Of Skunks is gripping drama, with compelling twists and turns that provide food for thought, along with excellent entertainment." SUZY GOES SEE

"Lee's portrayal was superb in both its own right, and as a foil to the diversity of the other five cast members....Brendan Miles gave a sterling performance as Stephen, engaging and embracing emotionally...Every aspect Vylet delivered,...emphatically embraced the audience." (4.5 stars) SYDNEY SCOOP

"A NEST OF SKUNKS is a taunt night in the theatre. The play's many different threads come together to create a strong dramatic climax with a new hero getting to stand up and be counted." SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE

"[A Nest of Skunks] is cleverly written and draws together a talented ensemble to create a reality that is never too far removed from our own." THE BUZZ FROM SYDNEY

"A Nest Of Skunks is one of the surprise powerhouse contributions to the 2016 theatre calendar." LISA THATCHER

"The script is brought to life by some good tight directing by Travis Green and a team of great actors, each has fleshed out a rounded and detailed character...This is a great story, with a strong message." THEATRE NOW

 

 
 
8pm Wed-Sat, 5pm Sun
(Preview Wed 3 August)
 
$32 Full | $27 Concession | $27 Groups of 10 
$22 Wednesdays | $22 School Students | $22 Previews


Refugees are “dirty skunks”. Thrown into processing centres, they face deportation at a moment’s notice. Teams scour the country searching for skunks and the ‘handlers’ protecting them. Informers are everywhere. In one night the masks and motivations of skunks and handlers alike are stripped away. The ending will surprise and subvert audience assumptions.  
 
James Balian has a long list of film, television and stage credits as writer and director. Roger Vickery’s work has been published in Australia and overseas. He has won over 60 writing awards.
 
$5 of every ticket sold for the performances on August 3rd, 7th and 10th will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Centre.