THIS WEEK: Celebrate New Aussie Theater with AWNY at the Underland Fundraiser – 20 January 2015
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20 JANUARY 2015
Australian Women in New York (AWNY) and terraNOVA Collective invite you to a fundraising benefit evening for the new Australian play: 
by award-winning New York-based Australian playwright Alexandra Collier 
Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 7-10pm
529 West 20th Street, New York
$20, includes drinks & one raffle ticket 
Funds raised will help bring this new Australian play to the New York stage, Off Broadway.
Find out more about the project and how the funds will be used
on the play's Pozible fundraising page.

Enjoy drinks, nibbles and performances by New York-Aussie talent.
Enter a raffle to win great prizes, including Qantas round trip tickets to Australia, tickets to Aladdin on Broadway, and more!
Crocodile Dundee is dead*! Come celebrate contemporary Aussie culture!
Leave your bowie knife and cultural cringe at home and join us to revel in contemporary Australian culture to raise funds for the Off-Broadway debut of a new Australian play, by the award winning New York-based Australian playwright and Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient, Alexandra Collier.

UNDERLAND has been developed at Sydney Theatre Company and was nominated for the 2014 Weissberger Award and will be produced Off Broadway in Spring 2015.

*Paul Hogan is alive and well (and single, if you’re interested). 

Alexandra Collier is a writer from Australia, based in New York. Her plays have been developed at Sydney Theatre Company, 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 Art Project, Other Forces Festival), We Play for the Gods (created with the Women’s Project, Cherry Lane), Holy Day  (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist), Underland (Sydney Theatre Company workshop and Page to Stage, Dixon Place; nominated for Weissberger Award). 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 (for Willow’s One Night Stand, musical in development with composer Greta Gertler); MacDowell Fellowship and the Dame Joan Sutherland Award (American Australian Association). She is a graduate of Mac Wellman’s Brooklyn College MFA playwriting program, a Women’s Project Playwrights Lab ’10-12 alumni and a current member of Terra Nova’s Groundbreaker’s Playwrights Group. 

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