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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays
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'Acts of Courage forges immediacy and honesty between a vast range of Australian stories, generating forgiveness and hope in the act. Oades’ unwavering loyalty to the words, sounds and silences of everyday conversations conveys a steadfast loyalty to the experiences and the people from which they come. This trilogy celebrates not only the Australian spirit through times of hardship, but everyday, extraordinary, acts of courage.' (Publication summary)


* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Stories of Love and Hate, Roslyn Oades , single work drama

'"Stories of Love and Hate" looks at the lives and loves of people directly affected by the 2005 Cronulla riots. Sidestepping the media hype and social outrage surrounding the event, the source material for this unique verbatim theatre show comes from an extensive interview process with the people who were there.

'Based on a two-year interview process in Bankstown and the Sutherland Shire, Stories of Love & Hate explores great loves, broken hearts and an infamous riot. Roslyn Oades takes on verbatim theatre once again with a compelling new examination of Sydney communities and the Australian psyche.'

Source: Bankstown Arts and Crafts Centre website,
Sighted: 18/11/2008

Fast Cars and Tractor Engines, Roslyn Oades , single work drama
This play grew out of an oral history project undertaken by the Bankstown Youth Development Service. It combines the stories of eight Bankstown residents from a variety of racial backgrounds.
I'm Your Man, Roslyn Oades , single work drama

'The more you sweat, the less you bleed.

'For 18 months theatre-maker Roslyn Oades and her trusty tape recorder followed a determined, young boxer from Bankstown through his preparations for a world-title fight. I'm Your Man is the story of who she and her tape recorder met along the way: past legends, up-and-comers and failed contenders whose lives have been irreversibly changed by the fight game.

'This Sydney Festival, Downstairs Belvoir turns boxing gym: place of dreams, of glory, of a better life, where everyone wants to be special and only one thing is certain - that no matter how high you fly you will eventually lose. I'm Your Man is no ordinary slice-of-life. The actors wear earpieces and take their lines directly from the ringsides, gyms and dressing rooms of Oades' recordings. This is fuelled-up, high-stakes, real-deal theatre.'

(Source: Belvior St Theatre website)

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