A night of performed fiction. You’ll hear inner-city tales of the past and the present, about local landmarks and remarkable locals. We have a Darlington flâneur, a cold case from Camperdown Park, Greek biscuits from Australia Street, a grief-stricken lesbian in Erko, hipster house-hunters in Sydenham and an Italian-speaking cat. Join MC Monique Schafter and Little Fictions’ actors Felix Johnson, Lauren Hamilton Neill and Ella Watson-Russell on stage at one of Chippendale’s best small bars. With music by Lax Charisma.
Ella Watson-Russell (Australian)
Ella Watson-Russell is an actor, theatre maker and drama tutor who has worked across Australia. She trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in Acting. Her performance credits include work for Queensland Theatre Company, Teatre Satu, Darwin Theatre Company, JUTE, Melbourne Fringe Festival, La Mama, Darwin Festival, ArtBackNT, Optic Nerve Performance Group, as well as work in film, TV, voice overs and the corporate sector.
Felix Johnson (Australian)
Felix Johnson is an actor and producer living and working in Sydney. His recent television credits include Picnic at Hanging Rock and Secret City, both for Foxtel. He also toured the new Australian play The Unknown Soldier through the USA in late 2017, and in April was Production Manager for The Flick at the Seymour Centre.
Lauren Hamilton Neill (Australian)
Lauren Hamilton Neill is a Queensland native and holds a Bachelor in Music Theatre (CQCM). She has starred in Deadly Women, The Suspects and ABC TV's The Gods of Wheat Street.
Lax Charisma (Australian)
Lax Charisma is a musician, composer and musicologist from Wollongong. He has had over twenty years’ experience in the live music industry and is now performing original soundscapes in collaboration with authors. In 2017, he performed in the City of Sydney’s Late Night Library sessions at Kings Cross and Surry Hills.
Monique Schafter (Australian)
Monique Schafter is a Walkley Award winning journalist and documentary filmmaker who reports for the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30. She has interviewed icons such as Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot and rock legend Iggy Pop, and has sought out the voices of young asylum seekers, LGBTQI warriors, domestic violence survivors and indigenous trailblazers. Previously, Monique co-hosted the ABC’s ground-breaking current affairs comedy program Hungry Beast, produced by Andrew Denton.