Australian Theatre Festival NYC – ONLINE, season announcement

The Australian Theatre Festival NYC ​Artistic Directors Mark Barford, Connor Delves & Jillian Geurts are pleased to announce the upcoming 2020 online season, which includes 5 commissioned short plays, an online cabaret and an industry panel. The program will run December 4th and 5th, 2020, featuring Australian artists and stories over a virtual festival weekend. All events in the online festival are free to view.

Commissioned Short Plays

Cape Flattery by Chenoa Deemal & Alana Valentine
Directed by Alana Valentine
Featuring – Chenoa Deemal

Bad Coffee by Alexander Hodge
Directed by Owen Elliott
Featuring – Kane Parker & Youssef Sabet

Permanent Fixtures by Micharne Cloughley
Directed by Benita de Wit
Featuring – Alanah Allen, Siho Ellsmore, Eleanor Handley & Kaye Tuckerman

The Window by Christine Evans
Directed by Alies Sluiter
Featuring – Anya Banerjee & Jillian Geurts

Stranded by Mark Barford
Directed by Mark Barford & Connor Delves
Featuring –  Casey Bradley, Rose Cavanagh, Mark Dessaix, Madeleine Galea, Pia Hagen, Rebecca Ho, Carla Kissane, JD Martin & Emilio Ramos

The Online Cabaret will feature performances by Hannah Bailey, Majeda Beatty, Kate Carey, Amelia Cormack, Connor Delves, Cindy Drummond, Eimear Foley, Eddie Grey, Brooke Henzell, Benjamin Howes, Emily Janes, Sheridan Mouawad, Matthew Overberg & Jessica Rookeward. The cabaret is Music Directed by Benedict Braxton-Smith and Associate Music Directed by Lucy O’Brien.

The cabaret will include songs by Australian composers Carmel Dean, Anna Jacobs & Matthew Lee Robinson, plus additional Australian musical theatre, pop, rock and classical music.

The industry panel line-up includes Carmel Dean, Francis Lawrence, Youssef Sabet and Alies Sluiter. The panel will be moderated by Ruby Vadiveloo.

For information on how to watch the free festival events on December 4th & 5th, email [email protected] with the subject line ONLINE FEST TICKETS Or stay tuned to our social media ( @AusTheatreFest ) for further information.

The Australian Theatre Festival is an annual celebration of Australian stories and artists in New York City. It aims to create opportunities for an exchange of culture through the presentation of diverse theatrical content. By showcasing Australian artists, the festival will cultivate their development on a global stage as well as connect Australians living in New York.

The theme of the online festival is “HOME”.

This year’s festival features over 50 Australian artists in New York. All artists in the online festival are paid.

The Advisory Committee for the Australian Theatre Festival – NYC includes Nick Bailey, Andrew Bovell, Dr. Lynne Bradley, Benita de Wit, Chenoa Deemal, Trudy Dunn, Wesley Enoch AM, Monica Keightley, Anchuli Felicia King, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, Izzy McDonald & Sheridan Mouawad.

For more information visit or visit our social pages:

Instagram: @austheatrefest
Twitter: @AusTheatreFest
Facebook: @AusTheatreFest


The Australian Theatre Festival – NYC would like to thank the sponsors of the commissioned short plays, which were made possible thanks to donations from David Williamson AO, Andrew Bovell, Andrew & Cathy Cameron, Wesley Enoch AM, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, George Weinhouse MD, Anonymous (2).

The Australian Theatre Festival – NYC would also like to thank the Principal Sponsor of the online cabaret, The Australian Consulate-General New York.

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

Peter J Snee

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