Little Fictions presents performed fiction about the elusive, seductive and life-changing power of the written word. Author Jen Craig explores the writer’s invisible labour, Cassandra Atherton takes to her lover’s body with a biro and in Ryan O’Neill’s ‘My English Homework’, an African refugee uses ESL exercises to escape an abusive relationship. Join MC Monique Schafter and actors Eleni Schumacher, Felix Johnson and Ella Watson-Russell onstage at one of Chippendale’s best small bars. Music and soundscapes by Tom Hogan.
Tom Hogan (Australian)
Tom Hogan is a multidisciplinary artist working in music composition and radio art, as well as written and performance work. He has designed more than 100 plays, performances, and dance works, presented all over Australia. He produced the musical projects and podcasts Missing Richard Mercer, as well as the Obscure Music History, which was nominated for Best Comedy in the 2018 Podcast Awards.
Eleni Schumacher (Australian)
Eleni Schumacher is a Sydney-based actor with experience in theatrical production, writing, collaborating and directing for theatre, and voice work. Recent theatre credits include Victory Over the Sun (Sydney Chamber Opera, 20th Biennale of Sydney), We Are the Ghosts of The Future (7-ON Playwrights, Village Bizarre), Great Island, Dead Time and Details Unknown. She recently appeared in Crave in the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival (Montague Basement), and Ecosexual Bathhouse at Carriageworks for Pony Express (Liveworks 2016).
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. He also toured the new Australian play The Unknown Soldier through the USA in late 2017, and was Production Manager for The Flick at the Seymour Centre.
Ella Watson-Russell (Australian)
Ella Watson-Russell is an actor, theatre maker and drama tutor who has worked across Australia. Her performance credits include work for Queensland Theatre Company, Teatre Satu, Darwin Theatre Company, JUTE, Melbourne Fringe Festival, La Mama, Darwin Festival and ArtBackNT. She recently performed in the one-woman play, Singularity, in Darwin’s Brown’s Mart Theatre.
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 and comedy program Hungry Beast, produced by Andrew Denton.