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Source: Belvoir Street Theatre Company
y Back at the Dojo single work   drama   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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From the utterly marvellous writer of Neighbourhood Watch and The Cat comes a modern romance about wanderlust, love and karate. Lally Katz has spent the past decade turning her life into a series of hilarious and theatrically gorgeous plays. This time it’s her parents’ turn.

'After nearly losing his mind in the abandon of 1960s America, young Danny (who happens to share a name with Lally’s father) finds his way again with the help of an enigmatic sensei. At a New Jersey karate dojo, he and other mislaid souls make their way back into the world, and Danny bumps into a woman called Lois… Meanwhile, in present-day Australia, Danny’s long-lost grandson has decided to become Patti Smith…

'Inspired by the true events that brought Dan and Lois Katz together, Back at the Dojo features a Hogarthian parade of characters, two real-life karate masters, and the incomparable Luke Mullins (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie) in a role written specially for him. Belvoir joins forces with legendary Melbourne company Stuck Pigs Squealing for this ravishing, nourishing story about the myths families live by.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • 2016: Upstairs, Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney; 18 June - 17 July 2016.

    • Director Chris Kohn; Producer Belvoir Theatre Company with Stuck Pigs Squealing; Set/Costume Designer Mel Page.
    • Cast: Dara Clear, Natsuko Mineghishi, Luke Mullins, Fayssal Bazzi, Catherine Davies, Harry Greenwood, Brian Lipson, Shari Sebbens.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2016
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 58p.
      Description: illus.
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      • Published: 1st May 2016
      ISBN: 9781925005769

Works about this Work

How Lally Katz Went Back to the Dojo to Heal a Broken Heart and Write a Play Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 June 2016;

— Review of Back at the Dojo Lally Katz 2016 single work drama

Review of the 2016 Belvoir theatre company production (Upstairs, Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney; 18 June - 17 July).

How Lally Katz Went Back to the Dojo to Heal a Broken Heart and Write a Play Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 June 2016;

— Review of Back at the Dojo Lally Katz 2016 single work drama

Review of the 2016 Belvoir theatre company production (Upstairs, Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney; 18 June - 17 July).

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