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1 1 Madame : The Story of Joseph Farrugia Joshua Tyler , Ross Ganf , Roslyn Oades , Ross Ganf , Ingrid Weisfelt , Vincent Crowley , 2015 single work drama burlesque

'In 1981, a young Egyptian refugee and choreographer signed up to transform a strip club. Thirty-three years later, he is stepping back from the limelight. It’s time to tell his story.

'Madame: The Story of Joseph Farrugia is a performance work based on the life and times of adult entertainment trailblazer Joseph Farrugia aka Madame Josephine, long time creative director and host of famous Adelaide strip club Crazy Horse Revue/Madame Josephine’s. Crazy Horse has been a place of fascination for many South Australians. Whether it’s been a hen’s night, buck’s show, a search for intimacy or a stolen glance up the stairwell, this venue is iconic in our city’s sexual landscape.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays Roslyn Oades , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2014 8196880 2014 selected work drama

'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)

1 3 Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday Roslyn Oades , 2014 single work drama

'Eighteen and eighty: two ages that bookend a life. One represents untold potential; the other, the accumulation of a lifetime of experiences.

'Based on interviews with people experiencing these two very different milestones, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is the powerful new work from Malthouse Theatre’s 2013 female director-in residence, Roslyn Oades. Playful and affecting in equal measure, this show sees Oades continue her groundbreaking ‘headphone verbatim’ documentary theatre technique, bringing an extraordinary immediacy and vividness to the performances.' (Production summary)

1 7 I'm Your Man Roslyn Oades , 2012 single work drama
— Appears in: Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays 2014;

'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)

1 4 Stories of Love and Hate Roslyn Oades , 2008 single work drama
— Appears in: Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays 2014;

'"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

1 Afterword Roslyn Oades , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westside 08 : Loneliness & the Cure Thereof 2008; (p. 69)
1 Cruising Roslyn Oades (interviewer), Michael Mohammed Ahmad (interviewer), 2008 extract drama
— Appears in: Westside 08 : Loneliness & the Cure Thereof 2008; (p. 57)
1 2 Fast Cars and Tractor Engines Roslyn Oades , 2006 single work drama
— Appears in: Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays 2014;
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.