Dream Home

Brian and Wendy are going up.

Not in a vulgar way, it’s an ecological design. But there’s a cracking growing in the wall and a foul stench seeping out.

Worried about what the neighbours think, they’ve invited everyone around for a BBQ.

The room fills with guests both invited and unwelcome, and Brian and Wendy must reconcile their middleclass aspirations against war stories, comedic roasts, fallen stars and simmering libidos.

Dream Home is a penetrating comedy about suburbia and the rude awakenings that come when you’re trying to hold it all together.

Dream Home was shortlisted for the Patrick White Award (2013) and Edward Albee Scholarship (2012).

 

Written by Emilie Collyer

Directed by Luke Kerridge

Set and Costume: Emily Collett

Lighting Design: Amelia Lever-Davidson & Damien McLean

Sound Design and Composition: Christopher De Groot

Producer: Mark Pritchard

Stage Manager: Natasha Phillips

CAST:

Christopher Brown, Ben Clements, Natasha Herbert, Olivia Monticciolo, Ben Pfeiffer, Emily Tomlins and Jackson Trickett.

Photos by Pia Johnson


AWARDS

Green Room Awards

Winner Best Direction
Winner Lighting Design (as part of body of work)
Winner Sound Design and Composition
Nominated Best Writing
Nominated Best Production
Nominated Set and Costume Design


REVIEWS

“It’s a talented cast and, under Luke Kerridge’s direction, the actors hit upon a style of expressionistic farce that feels unstable and intricate enough to work the play’s comic alienations – gender expectation, middle-class ennui, the bad faith of materialism and the contradictions of celebrity – into a labile and insightful whole.”

-Cameron Woodhead, The Age

“Dream Home is a theatrical experience defined by daring and innovation.”

-Patricia Di Risio, Stage Whispers

The Age

Stage Whispers

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