2009

Bold Girls

SEPTEMBER 2009

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Competitive Tenderness

MAY 2009

Dawn Snow has a fierce reputation—she reformed the prison system in Uganda.  Now, with local government reform high on the agenda, she is called upon to perform a similar task within the City of Greater Burke.  COMPETITIVE TENDERNESS is topical, satirical and even a little anarchic.  Hannie Rayson’s inspired farce takes a swipe at bureaucracy, corruption, romance and just about anything else that comes her way.

HANNIE RAYSON has written this play in response to the way in which managerialism has impacted on all our lives in general and on local government in particular. It’s about how once we were citizens but now we are customers.  “The question needs to be asked, she insists, is managerialism actually working? Or are we witnessing merely an excess of bureaucratisation? Competition policy has seeped into the collective consciousness, like an eleventh commandment. It is rapidly becoming a world where we worship at the altar of individualism, material capital and user pays.”

In addition to Competitive Tenderness, Hannie Rayson’s stage plays include Room to Move, Hotel Sorrento, Sloth, Falling from Grace and Scenes from a Separation, co-written with Andrew Bovell.  Hannie lives and works in Melbourne.

 

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A Pint of Pinter

March 2009

 

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