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Brad Beach directed The Vagina Monologues for FAMDA as a prelude to the 2017 Prom Coast Seachange Festival.

Six talented women delivered these inspirational and provocative monologues
Dianne Berryman, Nicole Cooper, Cindy Hasthorpe
Laura Muranty, Alison McIntyre & Hadassah Wanstall
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VM orange FAMDA.
Staged with permission of Creative Artists Agency

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Brad Beach
Set Design – Colin Mitchell
Production Manager – Kay Lancefield
Stage Manager –  Tania Pell
Lighting Design & Operation – Andrew Oldroyd
Costume Design – Colin Mitchell
Make-Up Design – Tania Pell 
Set Construction – Peter Clyne, Graeme Green & Men’s Shed Crew
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, Andrew Oldroyd
Set Painting – Colin Mitchell, Arie Bos
Front of House Manager – Edwin Coad
Venue Box Office – Jennifer Paragreen, Noel Stringer
Photography – Robert Paragreen, Ben Cooper 
Publicity, Marketing & Programme – Jennifer Paragreen

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The Vagina Monologues is a play written by the American writer and actor, Eve Ensler who was inspired by interviews with hundreds of women worldwide in her research and originally performed all the monologues herself in a compelling one woman show.
Despite the rather confronting title, The Vagina Monologues is spellbinding, funny and at times incredibly moving.
The project is designed to be equal parts entertaining, informative and empowering – and above all, to send a strong message about violence against women.

An episodic play, The Vagina Monologues was first staged in 1996 at the Westside Theatre in New York where Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called it “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.”
The Vagina Monologues is made up of several monologues selected from dozens written by Eve Ensler over the years.
Each  monologue deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, orgasm and birth.
A recurring theme throughout the show is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, the ultimate embodiment of individuality and also that violence against women should never be condoned.

FAMDA staged this thought-provoking production directed by Brad Beach in the lead up to the 2017 Prom Coast Seachange Festival.

Prom Coast Seachange Festival

2 big weekends with an amazing variety of events
March 24 – 26 & March 31- April 2

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For more information about this powerful show check out:
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES – EVE ENSLER

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2017
The Vagina Monologues

2016
Australia Day
Prom Coast Singers – SingSouthGippsland2!
Flora of the Prom

2015
The Peppercorn Tree
One Act Play festival – Castaways
The Catafalque Party
Prom Coast Singers – They Went With Songs
Waratah the Musical

2014
Quartet
Bugsy Malone

2013
60th birthday celebrations
Foreigners from Home
Open Call

2012
Dreamboats
One Act Play Festival
The Shoe-Horn Sonata

2011
One Act Play FestivalAn Unreal Reality
Heroes
Cabaretro

2010
The 25th Annual  Putnam County Spelling Bee
One Act Play FestivalLiving on the Edge

2009
Into the Woods
One Act Play FestivalViva Juarez! / Love or Nearest Offer
Prom Coast Singers – Promontory Dreaming
Dinner at Hugo’s
Bush Magic

2008
Prom Coast Singers – 10th Anniversary Concert
One Act Play Festival – The ‘Ole in the Road
Blue Remembered Hills
Twisted Tales from the Woods

2007
The Producers
One Act Play Festival –  The Bus JumperOpen Call
Stringlines
Prom Coast Singers – Fire Up!
Prom Coast Singers – From Pop to Op(era)
Love Letters

2006
Ebenezer’s Dream
One-Act Play Festival – Pavane
Oedipus Rex
Prom Coast Singers – Stars and Maps Cantata

2005
Old Time Music Hall
Prom Coast Singers – Voices for Hospices – Cantata
One-Act Play Festival – Dinner for One
The Cemetery Club
Prom Coast Singers – Requiem & Polovtsienne Dances
Shadowlands
Alice in Wonderland

2004
Shirley Valentine
One-Act Play Festival – Chamber Music / Duchess on Thursday
Winter Warmers -Variety Concert
Prom Coast Singers – Essence of Folk

2003
FAMDA’s 50th Birthday Celebration
Old Time Music Hall
Prom Coast Singers – Mid-Winter Concert
One Act Play Festival – Barney
A Month of Sundays

2002
One-Act Play Festival – McGarrity Morgan
Guys and Dolls
Hotel Sorrento

2001
PCS – A Ceremony of Carols
One-Act Play Festival – Altered Egos
The Woman in Black

2000
A Christmas Cracker
Prom Coast Singers – Benefit Concert
Oliver!

1999
Love Letters
Educating Rita

1998
Round and Round the Garden
The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew

1997
Annie
Chinamen in Cabaret

1996
The Triple Treat – The Intruders / Mourning Tea / The Bespoke Overcoat
The Golden Legion of Cleaning Women

1995
The Music Man
Back to Famda

1994
Top Silk

1993
40th Birthday Celebrations
Fiddler on the Roof

1992
Barefoot in the Park

1991
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1990
Follow the Star
My Friend Miss Flint

1989
Love Marriage & Complications
Oklahoma!

1988
200 Not Out
The Removalists

1987
The Curse of an Aching Heart
Salad Days

1986
Foster Improlympics

1985
Felicity’s Fortune

1984
John Goodfella
High Infidelity
Kiss Me Kate

1983
FAMDA’s 30th Birthday Party
Broadway Memories
Arsenic and Old Lace

1982
The Piperman
Foster’s Larger Music Hall
Don’s Party

1981
Blush
Once Upon a Mattress
An Evening with Barbara Fleming

1980
A Threepenny Christmas
Has Anyone Seen Mrs. Jones?
Arms and the Man

1979
Ten Nights in a Bar-Room

1978
The Importance of Being Earnest

1977
Follow the Star
The Birthday Party

1976
Sleeping Beauty
The Gondoliers

1975
Caught in a Villain’s Web
The Book of the Month
The Pajama Game

1974
Revue 21
The Man who Came to Dinner
Calamity Jane
Boeing Boeing

1973
Pure as the Driven Snow
White Horse Inn
Toad of Toad Hall

1972
Pearls for the Poor / Grand Scandal / Trial by Jury
The Pirates of Penzance

1971
Love Rides the Rails
The Shifting Heart
One Hour to Dusk / Black Comedy

1970
Aladdin
Goodnight Mrs. Puffin
The Great Uncertainty

1969
Jack in a Beanstalk
Trap for a Lonely Man

1968
But Once a Year
Salad Days
Sailor Beware

1967
The Winslow Boy

1966
Rapunzel
A Lady Mislaid

1962
Patience

1961
The Enchanted Waltz
Maid of the Mountains
Meet a Body

1960
Mother Goose
Our Miss Gibbs
Candied Peel

1959
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
H.M.S. Pinafore
The Feminine Touch

1958
Foster FAMDA’s 1958 Presentation
Without the Prince
One Act Plays – The Spider Ring

1957
FAMDA’s 1957 Presentation
One Act Plays – Home is the Haunted

1956
The Mikado
One-Act Plays – High Tea

1955
Presentation Night
Trial By Jury / Master Dudley

1954
FAMDA Frolics

1953
Foster Frolics

Australia Day

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FAMDA staged Jonathan Biggins’ wickedly funny
  ‘AUSTRALIA DAY’ directed by Andrew Oldroyd
14 – 23 October 2016 @ Foster War Memorial Arts Centre
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WINNER Victorian Drama League Judge’s Award
The version of Advance Australia Fair
provided for FAMDA by the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band

Congratulations to our VDL nominees
Tess Deyl – Best Sound Design in a Comedy or Drama
Genevieve Moore – Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Congratulations to Lloyd Morcom and Jo Street
nominated for Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards
for their support acting performances in ‘Australia Day’

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‘Australia Day’ was first performed in 2012 in a Sydney Theatre Company/Melbourne Theatre Company joint production and has since enjoyed an Australian tour with HIT Productions. Now FAMDA presents the Victorian community theatre première of this hilarious satirical comedy.

A witty look at our nation’s identity, ‘Australia Day’ was written by noted satirist, Jonathan Biggins, who, aside from his television appearances, is much in demand as an actor, director, script writer, columnist, corporate speaker, MC and corporate entertainer. Jonathan admits that some ideas for the play were inspired by his experiences as an Australia Day Ambassador.

Stacked with pithy one liners, ‘Australia Day’ is set in a fictional small country town, where preparations are under way for the annual Australia Day community celebration.
It involves six members of the organising committee as they plan out the program details for the local celebration while arguing over politics, patriotism and progress.

CAST
Brian – Chris Pappas
Robert – Luke Dearlove
Maree – Genevieve Moore

Wally – Lloyd Morcom
Helen – Joanne Street
Chester – Trevor Yong

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director, Set & Lighting Design ~ Andrew Oldroyd
Production Manager ~ Jan Bull
Stage Manager  ~ Linley Granger
Sound Design ~ Tess Deyl
Costume Design  ~ Judy Barnard, Anda Banikos
Make-Up Design  ~  Tania Pell
Set Construction ~  Graeme Green & Men’s Shed Crew, Arie Bos, Peter Clyne
Set Painting   ~ Kate Crowl, Arie Bos, Peter Clyne
Stage Crew  ~  Phil Nightingall, Brendan Ryan, David Pollard
Backstage  ~  Dianne Frey
Lighting Operator  ~  Andrew Oldroyd
Sound Operator  ~  Tess Deyl
FOH Managers  ~  Annette Walker, Dianne Paragreen
Venue Box Office  ~   Jennifer Paragreen
Photography  ~  Robert Paragreen, Yianni Banikos  
Publicity, Marketing & Programme ~  Jennifer Paragreen

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www.davidspicerproductions.com.au

VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE WINNER
Judge’s Award – FAMDA  ‘Australia Day’
The version of  ‘Advance Australia Fair’ 

VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE WINNER NOMINATIONS
Best Sound Design in a Drama or Comedy ~ Tess Deyl
Best Support Actress in a Comedy ~ Genevieve Moore

GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED THEATRE NOMINATIONS
Most Outstanding Male Support Actor in a Drama or Comedy
~ Lloyd Morcom
Most Outstanding Female Support Actor in a Drama or Comedy ~ Joanne Street

Flora of the Prom

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Prom Flora

FLORA OF THE PROM
or
Anarchy at Yanakie

a vintage melodrama by Edwin Coad

Directed by Edwin Coad     Associate director: Sue Dower

……………. The Cast
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Chairman –
Edwin Coad
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Professor Edward Harris – Arie Bos
……………. Arthur – Peter Clyne
……………. Mrs Persephone Wilkins – Sue Dower
……………. Flora Wilkins – Louise Dower
……………. Frederick Cartwright – Norm Willoughby
……………. Sally O’Donnell – Dianne Paragreen
……………. William O’Liley – Andrew Farrell
……………. Benjamin O’Liley – Sean Webb
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Pianist – Laura Gibbs

FAMDA’s entry in the 16th Annual
Bendigo Community Bank South Gippsland One Act Play Festival

20 & 21 August 2016
Sunday afternoon 2pm session

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