Sunday 24 May to Sunday 31 May, 2015
Tanya Dickson is a Melbourne-based director currently working as a director for the play Rice by Michele Lee, a production held as part of The Street Theatre’s First Seen Program.
Tanya Dickson is a Theatre Director and graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts; she works predominantly with new writing for the stage. In 2012 she was the Director in Residence for MKA: Theatre of New Writing, where she directed Glyn Robert’s Patrick White nominated play Triangle, receiving a Green Room nomination for Best Director. Other recent work includes: I Still Call Australia Homo (co-director Adelaide Fringe 2015, created by In & Out) Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp (National Theatre Drama School), Assistant Director to Sam Strong on Private Lives by Noel Coward (MTC), NSFW by Lucy Kirkwood (Red Stitch), Assistant Director to Mathew Lutton on Dance of Death (Malthouse Theatre) J.A.T.O by Vedrana Klepica (MKA: Theatre of New Writing) and Talon Salon by Michele Lee (Next Wave Festival 2012, You are Here Festival 2013 Festival and Darwin Festival 2013). Tanya was recently selected to be a part of the Women Director’s Program at MTC for 2015.
Written by Michelle Lee, Rice is a play about brown and yellow girls succeeding and surviving in the corporate world:
Nisha is a young and precocious corporate hotshot working as the Executive Officer of Golden Fields, Australia’s biggest rice company. She is close to sealing a confidential contract with the Indian government that would see the company taking over India’s rice distribution system. At the other end of the building, Yvette is a 64-year old cleaner. Their lives are about to entwine in ways they could never have expected.
Director: Tanya Dickson
Cast includes: Annette Shun Wah
Venue: The Street Theatre
Date: Sunday 31st May
Cost: $15 including hot beverage or wine
Booking Information: call 02 6247 1223 or visit www.thestreet.org.au
FIRST SEEN is The Street’s season of performance works on the journey from conception to full production. It offers a unique insight into new play scripts from ACT writers as works in progress. First Seen is a vital part of our planning for future years as we seek to bring original and diverse Canberra stories to the stage. 2015 brings three works connected through intercultural content, global themes, and political and social issues of currency.