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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 I Don't Wanna Play House
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'Tammy Anderson, a proud Palawa woman, presents a critically acclaimed one woman show based on her childhood, growing up in Tasmania & Victoria. A mixture of monologue, movement & song, the show is often heartbreaking as Anderson relives the abuse she & her family endured.'

Source: Production blurb.

Notes

  • One woman show. Performed by Tammy Anderson.

Production Details

  • First produced at CUB Malthouse, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, by Playbox Theatre Company, 25 April - 5 May 2001.

    Director: John Bolton.


    Subsequently performed in seasons both in Australia and overseas.


    Presented by Tasmanian Regional Arts and Ten Days on the Island, produced by Playbox Theatre as part of Ten Days on the Island: Flinders Island (28 March 2003), Ulverstone (29 March 2003), Orford (31 March 2003), Bagdad (2 April 2003), Cygnet (3 April 2003), and Hobart (4-6 April 2003).

    Director: John Bolton.

    Musician: Don Hopkins.

    Cast: Tammy Anderson.

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First known date: 2001

Works about this Work

A Story of Survival Jillian Mundy , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 April no. 649 2017; (p. 21)
'It has been 21 years since Tammy Anderson (aka Tammy Lee Rock) wrote her biographical one woman play I Don't Wanna Play House - a powerful, confronting and imtimate portrayal of surviving sexual abuse and family violence.' (Introduction)
Whatchaupto? Tammy Anderson Tammy Anderson , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: RealTime , October-November no. 111 2012; (p. 24)
Brutality and Sexuality in I Don't Wanna Play House Khairul Chowdhury , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Empowering and Disempowering Indigenes : Staging Australian Aboriginal Experience 2010; (p. 172-179)
Presenting the Past : Historiography in Aboriginal Theatre of the 80s and 90s K. G. Naga Radhika , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 144-162)
One Woman Show Takes Off 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 June no. 479 2010; (p. 61)

— Review of I Don't Wanna Play House Tammy Anderson , 2001 single work drama
'Almost a decade on from the shows first sold-out premiere season in Melbourne, I Don't Wanna Play House... is continuing to pack a punch with audiences across Australia.' Source: Koori Mail 30 June 2010, no. 479
A Compelling Tour de Force Peter Wilkins , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 2010; (p. 4)

— Review of I Don't Wanna Play House Tammy Anderson , 2001 single work drama
One Woman Show Takes Off 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 June no. 479 2010; (p. 61)

— Review of I Don't Wanna Play House Tammy Anderson , 2001 single work drama
'Almost a decade on from the shows first sold-out premiere season in Melbourne, I Don't Wanna Play House... is continuing to pack a punch with audiences across Australia.' Source: Koori Mail 30 June 2010, no. 479
Telling It Like It Is Mahala Strohfeldt , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 February no. 444 2009; (p. 59)
One-Woman Show Faces up to a Nomadic Childhood's Dark Past Jacqueline Williams , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2010; (p. 3)
Presenting the Past : Historiography in Aboriginal Theatre of the 80s and 90s K. G. Naga Radhika , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 144-162)
Brutality and Sexuality in I Don't Wanna Play House Khairul Chowdhury , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Empowering and Disempowering Indigenes : Staging Australian Aboriginal Experience 2010; (p. 172-179)
Whatchaupto? Tammy Anderson Tammy Anderson , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: RealTime , October-November no. 111 2012; (p. 24)
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