Courtney Act to debut with Sydney Theater Company
Act managed to write a memoir Court in Law, which will be released in November, and the role of STC marks the start of a new chapter after a few years as a reality TV star.
“You have heard of writers who isolate themselves from the world to write, here the world is isolated from all of us. It was hypnotherapy to write a memoir, let me tell you.
Act watched the 1945 and 2020 film versions of Joyful spirit and read the script. “It’s funny and witty, and it’s cheeky, and that’s exactly what STC is looking for its 2022 season – something that you can go out, enjoy and feel good about after the past 18 months.”
The worst will be to learn from the lines: “It’s definitely my weakness.
STC Artistic Director Kip Williams has cooked up a first half of the season that sees the return of some smash hits and an epic dance collaboration with Bangarra Dance.
Williams predicts that audiences will be eager to celebrate the reopening of the theater. Ticket sales for Julius Caesar and Death of a seller, the last shows of 2021, were strong with 50% purchases within 48 hours of going on sale.
Triple X, The funny and vibrant love story of a Wall St banker and his affair with a charismatic trans artist will begin in 2022.
This will be the third lucky time for the cast and crew of Triple X.
Written by New York-based Glace Chase and directed by Rattray, Triple X was scheduled to open at the Sydney Opera House in May 2020. After two premieres in Brisbane, it closed. Earlier this year, Triple X played a shortened season in Brisbane before it was closed again.
Williams says Triple X is an essential piece, unique in a generation. “This is the very first trans love story to play on the main stage and such a treat,” he says.
Other highlights include a historic collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theater – Wudjang: not the past – with 17 dancers, four musicians and five actors who will be presented in preview as part of the Sydney Festival
Reprogrammed from this year is White pearl, STC’s co-production with Riverside’s National Theater of Parramatta, and encore performances for Great Horizons and Dorian Gray’s photo.
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