The Jane Phegan and Alex Tutton are collaborating with the 2019 Senior Ensemble to bring you something special this April; a brand new show titled Cake.
Jane worked with Shopfront as co-curator of this year’s ArtsLab festival, and we are stoked to be working with her again this time as a director. Alex is a fantastic emerging playwright and graduate of the University of Wollongong, who is co-creating Cake with this year’s Ensemble – Christopher McLeod, Jacqueline Mack, James Grbveski, Megan Harrison, Miah Tito-Barratt, Patrick Drew, Sabrina Sams-Maunic, Xander Akkari, and Shannon Stevens.
Jane is a graduate from the University of Sydney and Theatre Nepean. Some of her recent theatre credits include Lost Boys (Merrigong), Good With Maps (Edinburgh for Siren Theatre), Ham Funeral (Siren/Griffin), The Trouble With Harry (Siren/Seymour Centre), Letters to Lindy (Merrigong) Good People (Ensemble Theatre), Beautiful One Day (Belvoir/Ilbijerri/version1.0), Rupert (Theatre Royal), Honchos Meeting in Cowra (Rinkogun Theatre, Tokyo), Small Hard Things (TRS), New Electric Ballroom (Griffin/Siren), Angels in America (Riverside) and As You Like It (Siren/CarriageWorks). From 2005-14, as Company Artist for version 1.0, Jane devised and performed in all their major works from this period including The Table of Knowledge (Merrigong Theatre co-production), THIS KIND OF RUCKUS (Helpmann Award, Best Physical/Visual Theatre) and Deeply Offensive & Utterly Untrue (Drover Award, Best Touring Show). Jane has toured many shows nationally and internationally, voiced radio plays for ABC Radio National and Eastside and worked on several new scripts with Playwriting Australia and is a proud member of Equity.
Alex is an emerging playwright who has graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance). Alex has adapted Frank Wedekind’s work for UOW’s Performance program including Teenage Wildlife (2014, PACT, an adaptation of Spring Awakening), Franziska (2015, UOW) and Lulu (2016, PACT, an amalgamation of Earth Spirit & Pandora’s Box), all directed by Chris Ryan. She has written and directed Obscure Sorrows (2012) and co-wrote Thirty-Six Four (dir. Mark Churchill, 2014). Alex is currently taking part in Merrigong’s inaugural Playwright’s Program.