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Life-long friends Dom and Coby are on the verge of football stardom. Gifted boys with golden futures. But one simple decision changes it all.
A play about the devastating impact violence has on the lives of two young football players, their friends, families, club, and wider community. This is a rehearsed reading followed by an opportunity for audience discussion. A voluntarily online survey will also be available. MINE will eventually tour sports clubs and communities around Victoria as a full production. Devised and developed by Angie Black and Noel Maloney. Performed by Endrico Botha and Michael Todorovic. This is a research collaboration between La Trobe University and VCA, The University of Melbourne La Trobe Ethics Approval HEC22063
|ANGIE BLACK: CO-DEVISER / DIRECTOR||
Dr Angie Black is a senior lecturer in Film & Television (narrative fiction) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. They are a multiple-award winning director who specialises in filmmaking as practice-led research. Their films explore innovative approaches to filmmaking and actively promote on screen diversity. Black’s research examines approaches to filmmaking, screenwriting and performance practices. Their professional practice includes working as a television commercials director, a script reader and development head, and is the founder of the independent production company Black Eye Films. They are a resident of Darebin.
|NOEL MALONEY: CO-DEVISER / WRITER||
Dr Noel Maloney teaches screenwriting and performance writing in the Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University. He researches contemporary scriptwriting in Australia, and focuses on the tensions between writing, script development processes and production cultures, with a particular interest in practices that challenge traditional narrative and production hierarchies. He is also currently researching theatrical adaptations of screenplays, and screenwriting in low budget, independent Australian cinema. In addition to his scholarly work, he maintains a creative writing practice. He has written extensively for radio and television drama, and more recently, theatre.
|ENDRICO BOTHA: PERFORMER||
Endrico Botha is a South African actor who graduated with a Bachelor of Acting from The Victorian College of The Arts in 2021. His credits include: Zach in No Exemptions directed by Susie Dee, Jack in Promiscuous/Cities by Alyson Campbell, Guilt in GABAN directed by Budi Miller, Prosecutor in Machinal directed by Daniela Farinacci, and Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale directed by Petra Kalive.
|MICHAEL TODOROVIC: PERFORMER||
Michael Todorovic is a graduate of 16th Street Actors Studio's full-time program and an award-winning filmmaker and actor. His theatre credits include After Dinner, Unhinged, and Beheld. Film credits include the award-winning short-film Never Forgotten, Chess Speaks for Itself, and Mumma's Boy.
|LA TROBE UNIVERSITY AND VCA, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE||
This is a research collaboration between La Trobe University and VCA, The University of Melbourne La Trobe Ethics Approval HEC22063
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Dates & Times
|6:00-7:30pm||Friday 17 March|
|Event is free and bookings are required|