Sheridan Harbridge hits the high notes with
musical theatre fellowship
17 APRIL 2022
Sheridan Harbridge has been awarded the 2022 Hayes – NSW Musical Theatre (Established) Fellowship, a career accelerating musical theatre initiative delivered in partnership with Create NSW and Hayes Theatre Co.
The Hayes – NSW Musical Theatre (Established) Fellowship, valued at $30,000, consisting of $25,000 in financial support from Create NSW, and in-kind support of up to $5,000 from Hayes Theatre Co, will support Ms Harbridge to write and produce new musical theatre piece The Flash Mob.
Create NSW Interim Chief Executive Annette Pitman said the Fellowship will provide Ms Harbridge with a valuable career pipeline and professional mentorship as she brings the new production to life.
“Create NSW is proud to partner with Hayes Theatre Co. to award Sheridan Harbridge this significant Musical Theatre Fellowship,” said Ms Pitman.
Sheridan Harbridge talks
with City Hub about 44 Sex Acts
Sheridan Harbridge has a glass of champagne in her hand two days before rehearsals for 44 Sex Acts In One Week takes a 10-day break.
This is the third attempt to stage the play after COVID stopped the earlier seasons.
The play was written as a play by Ngunnawal writer David Finnigan, but during a Zoom reading, Harbridge thought it would be a good radio play to record during the pandemic.
Priscilla Douiehy spoke to
Sydney Sentinel about fruity sex
2 JANUARY 2022
A radio play on stage – and then some. David Finnigan’s 44 Sex Acts in One Week is insightful, witty, probing and a little bit messy. Priscilla Douiehy spoke with the Sentinel about reprising her role and simulating sex with fruit.
The promotional images and blurb might lead you to believe this is a bawdy, mischievous romp through a grocery aisle, but Douiehy asserts there’s more to this play than meets the eye – even if what meets the eye is a grapefruit pip.
Guardian journalist Steve Dow talks about 44 Sex Acts with Massey, Harbridge & Finnigan
1 JANUARY 2022
A juicy watermelon is made to sound like cunnilingus while banana and rockmelon make a potent visual and aural connection. Director Sheridan Harbridge wryly recalls the early challenges of using fresh produce to simulate sex on stage: “How do you find a classy way to smack fruit together?”
In a new production of “apocalyptic romcom” 44 Sex Acts in One Week, written by playwright David Finnigan, the humble tomato makes its debut “to simulate the sound of a jade yoni egg going into my vagina”, reveals Rebecca Massey, who plays both sex coach author Malaine Gutierrez and Devil Wears Prada-style editor Irene Gamerman.
Using fruit on stage as a live radio play is “messy, so messy”, muses Harbridge. “How do you protect the actors and the audience from so much fruit and juice and stickiness?
Top Picks for Sydney Festival 2022:
44 Sex Acts In One Week
With a bold ambition to reimagine how we experience and interact with the city itself, Sydney Festival’s 2022 line-up is set to explode onto (and into) the city’s parks, pools, streets, stages and screens this summer.
Across its most revered venues and storied public spaces, amongst its iconic beaches and hidden boat sheds, Sydney will come alive with an array of free and family focussed events, illuminating public art installations, intimate provocations and large-scale performances that will mark, interrogate and celebrate the rituals of summer in the city.
Priscilla Douiehy interview with Matilda Marseillaise
Priscilla Doueihy returns to her role in 44 Sex Acts in One Week for Sydney Festival next month. We have a chat to Priscilla about the show, acting, migrating from Lebanon and much more.
Emma Harvie on Drive Radio:
Emma Harvie speaks to 2ser Drive Radio
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