Underland – 3 April 2015
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3 APRIL 2015
AWNY invite you to a viewing of UNDERLAND with a special discount for AWNY members & friends! 

AWNY ticket-holders will receive a free glass of wine on arrival and an invitation
 to a private, post-show event with the cast. 

by award-winning New York-based Australian playwright Alexandra Collier 
Friday, 3 April 2015, 8.15pm
59E59 Theaters, 59 E 59th Street
$20 using discount code AWNY20, click here to book your ticket.

Why not spend Good Friday with good friends
supporting Aussie talent. We hope to see you there!


Violet and Ruth are bored as hell in their small town Australian high school, where there’s nothing but red earth, hurricane fences and the far off whirring of the quarry. But when a new teacher arrives, the borders of the town are no longer the limit of where a girl can go. If only they can escape to Melbourne or Paris or Tokyo before the sinister creature lurking at the edges of the town snatches them up and feeds them to the insatiable earth. 

UNDERLAND is a new Australian play that cracks open the desert to reveal mythic beasts, Chekhovian love triangles and big sky blues, while giving the finger to everything you thought you know about "down under" from Fosters' commercials. UNDERLAND was developed at Sydney Theatre Company.



Alexandra Collier is a writer from Australia, based in New York. Her plays have been developed at Sydney Theatre Company, New Group, Women’s Project, New Georges, the Lark and Dixon Place. Her recent work includes Take Me Home (a mobile theatre piece in a New York city taxi, Incubator Arts Project, Other Forces Festival), We Play for the Gods (created with the Women’s Project, Cherry Lane) and Holy Day  (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist and Kilroy's List). 

Her New York debut, The Will of the Cockroach was commissioned by The Production Company and directed by May Adrales as part of the Australia Project. Alexandra performed in the premiere of Still Waiting (La Mama, Melbourne), which subsequently toured to the Adelaide Fringe Festival and was awarded the RE Ross Trust Playwrights Award. Other awards/fellowships include: UCROSS Foundation Fellowship, SPACE on Ryder Farm residency and Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, MacDowell Fellowship and the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund (American Australian Association). She is a graduate of Mac Wellman’s Brooklyn College MFA playwriting program, an alumni of Women’s Project Playwrights Lab and terraNOVA Collective's Groundbreaker’s Playwrights Group. 

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