Short-story publisher Spineless Wonders joins forces with improv specialists to present this unique literary event. First, hear a 200-word microfiction that nobody has heard before – including the actors. Then watch as each text becomes the plaything of the inventive actors from Bang Bang Rodeo and talented musical comedian Sarah Gaul. The result is edgy, entertaining and creative mayhem. Join MC Jane Watt for this interactive night of literature-based improv – fun for live and online audiences.
Presented with Spineless Wonders.
Sarah Gaul (Australian)
Sarah Gaul is a musical comedian and writer based in Sydney. She has taken her one-woman cabaret show to The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Melbourne Cabaret Festival, The Sydney Fringe Festival and The Sydney Comedy Festival. Her shows My Piano and Me, The Iron(ic) Lady and Sarah Gaul in Slumberland have received critical acclaim from media and audiences right across the country, establishing her place as one of Australia’s most exciting emerging comedic talents.
Juliet Timmerman (Australian)
Juliet Timmerman is an improviser, standup comic and writer. She is a member of Sydney improv troupe Confetti Gun, has written for satirical podcast The Derryn Hinch Justice League and hosts fortnightly character comedy show The Laugh Tub. She has performed at The Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festivals, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringeworld and The Del Close Marathon (NYC). She has trained at Improv Theatre Sydney and New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Rob Johnson (Australian)
Rob Johnson is an actor, comedian and writer. Recent theatre credits include The Torrents (STC) and The Recidivists (Red Line Productions). Screen credits include Random & Whacky (Network 10) and Sheilas (Screen Australia). For Calamity Jane (Belvoir), Rob was nominated for the Green Room Award, Sydney Theatre Award and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Rob won the 2018 Hal Porter Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the 2015 John Marsden and Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers.
Patrick Lenton (Australian)
Patrick Lenton is the Entertainment Editor at Junkee, and author of the short story collection A Man Made Entirely of Bats published by Spineless Wonders. He is also a member of the Improv Theatre Sydney House Team, Chef's Kiss. He was a member of a poetry boyband called The Bracket Creeps. He won the Canadian Club Best Comedy Award at the Sydney Fringe.
Jane Watt (Australian)
Jane is an actor, writer and comedian. Jane teaches and performs with Improv Theatre Sydney (ITS) and was host of the monthly improv show Bang Bang Rodeo at The Old Fitz Theatre. She has appeared in numerous theatre, film and television productions. In 2018, she toured her original comedy shows to the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the United Solo Festival in New York. She co-creates Impostors, a web series about failure with Ange Lavoipierre.