The Wolves Theatre Company's Programme

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Three years ago a mature aged actor, Guy May left a note on his bedroom door apologizing to his house- mate for what they would find. A short time before this he’d messaged a few friends stating he  was thinking of leaving. One of them was me. When I received the message, at two in the morning, I was on the phone to another friend who had just been told their cancer was terminal. Instead of calling Guy, I told him to call the support services.

 

After hearing the news that Guy was gone I completed a play that had been in my head for years. It poured out. I wrote it in two days.

 

The first person to read it was The Wolves Producer Rohana. We run the Wolves Theatre Company. When I told her it was a suicide prevention play she said, I think that might be too heavy. But after she read it she looked up and said, we have to put this on.

 

 From its first showing in a small theatre in Prahran to here it has been a remarkable journey.  Without any initial marketing the theatre began to fill through word of mouth. Since then The MTC has had us in their Lawler Theatre and we have been toured to the towns of Sale, Corowa, Yarrawonga and Colac. Our next town is Launceston. 

Marooned is also being performed several times for the Australian Army as they prepare to roll the play out to several of their mainland bases.  One of their attractions is that the play engages an audience. 

UPDATE

In the UK. A National Conference of Psychoanalysts and Mental Health Professionals are wrapping up their proceedings 

with a performance of Marooned.

 

Below are the help line numbers, if required.

healthdirect-mental-health-services-info

THE CAST

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Ben Griffiths

Ben Griffiths (1620): Having trained at the Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts in 2001, Ben’s theatre credits include Pericles in Pericles. Ferdinand, Caliban and then Alonzo in seperate runs of The Tempest, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and also as Danny Shapiro in Sexual Perversity in Chicago.

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Rohana Hayes

Rohana who plays 768 has been performing and now producing for over 30 years including numerous plays and physical/theatre dance projects in her past life in London including The Three Sisters, Antigone, Marriage a la Mode, The Maids. In 2017 she co-founded The Wolves Theatre where she produced and starred in The Magnolia Tree at La Mama, Australia Dot Com, The Seagull King, Decoupage Skin and Women Men Nazis and Trucks.  Recent film and TV include Please Like Me, Picnic at Hanging Rock and three independent features. As a Producer she has produced The Magnolia Tree and Marooned formerly Sidelined aka Suicide Row.  She Produced a rehearsed reading of the musical Magpie at The Carlton Courthouse. She is passionate about The Wolves and their gutsy challenging attitude.

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Daniel Hurst

Daniel is a Melbourne-based actor, dancer, producer, and director. Having performed both onstage and in front of the 

camera in a variety of roles, he is considered a character actor with the ability to embody the energies of the different characters he portrays. As well as graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama), Daniel has engaged in numerous acting, improvisation, and clowning classes in order to gain a wider understanding of performance. His most notable works include portraying lost-in-life university dropout Adam in Shane Pike’s Nineteen, chaotic anarchist Karl in Serena Tas’ White Room (which he also produced and co-directed), and most recently, the regrettable suicide victim 134 in Michael Gray Griffith’s Marooned, which was performed for  the Australian Defence Force in Canberra in March 2020, and has continued playing in Melbourne and regional towns throughout Victoria and New South Wales since late 2019. In addition to acting, Daniel has trained with some of Brisbane’s greatest dance teachers in the styles of tap, popping, locking, animation, and krump.

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Darren Mort

Darren studied acting for Film & TV at the Colleges of the Arts. He has performed in many stage shows and in later years has been trained 
by the Rehearsal Room. 

Darren has appeared in may TV shows including Neighbours, Underbelly, Lano & Woodley, City Homicide, House Husbands, Blue Heelers and others. His stage credits include the Full Monty, Three Sisters, Desire under the Elms, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the Memory of Water, Toorak Rules, Pippin, Chess, The Music Man, Into the Woods, Working, A Chorus Line and many others.
He has also produced stage shows and films. His recent film TOMMY, produced under the auspices of his Children’s Charity, TO BE LOVED NETWORK has won 12 international Film awards having been selected in 27 film festival including BAFTA and Academy Award Qualifying Events.
It is his first production with Wolves Theatre Company and is thrilled to be cast in this incredible show, MAROONED.

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