Aussie Rules

14/05/2013 – 18/05/2013

Year
2013
Author
Andrew Keegan
Abstract

When Wikileaks uncovers a sex tape of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, a general election is called. Under the slogan ‘Doing it for the Team” the AFL launches a political party, wins every seat in Victoria and breaks off from Australia to form an independent
republic. What happens when a nation obsessed with sport starts living by the same rules? Aussie Rules is the love child of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and The Footy Show!

The play explores issues of identity and culture. In Australia sport is almost a religion and peoples identities are inextricably linked with the success or failure of their local team. “Aussie Rules” is a black comedy that pokes fun at this obsession. It also takes a
satirical view of the intolerance that we can show towards people who are different to us. Whether that be politically, racially or simply barracking for the wrong team. The play
explores the dilemma of one man who has to choose between his brother and his other family-his footy team.

Director
Andrew Keegan
Cast
Dave Campbell- Tom Carmody
Ambah Campbell- Emily Downie
Chris Campbell- Rory Kelly
Josie Dickson- Alana Lowe
Demetri Andrews- Morgan Petrie
Coleen Davies and others- Ella Pouton
Con Waterhouse and others- Sam Tolomei
Hamada and others- Gregoire Molle
Crew
Stage Manager- Christa Jonathon
Sound Operator- Rhiannon Down
Asst. Stage Manager- Yane Cheung
Publicist- Alana Lowe