"The Share is a riveting hour of theatre"
The Adelaide Advertiser
Tex and Sugar are best mates. They have lived together on the streets since they were kids. They are unemployed, broke and looking for trouble. A chance meeting with a one-eyed kid sets off a chain reaction of events that will change their lives forever…
A poetically brutal exploration of violence, masculinity and sexuality by award winning playwright Daniel Keene, produced by Peter Gahan in association with one of Adelaide’s most outstanding young companies.
Performed with a live music score, prepare yourself for a funny, dark and fierce theatrical experience.
The Share is part of the 2012 Reginald Season
Cast & Crew
Director: Corey McMahon
Original Production Design: Cassandra Backler
Lighting Design: Ben Flett
Performers: Scott Marcus, Thomas Conroy and TIm Spencer
Scott Marcus trained at Flinders University Drama Centre in Adelaide, graduating in 2008. Scott was a founding member of five.point.one theatre company in Adelaide, performing in productions of Osama The Hero and The Share. After touring with Bell Shakespeare’s Actors At Work in 2009, Scott relocated to Sydney. He is a founding member of film company 46 Simmons Street, in which he has worked as an actor and writer, co-writing the short film Sanctuary directed by Benedict Samuel, which premiered at the 2012 Cockatoo Island Film Festival. Scott also featured in the Projector Films short Collision directed by Nick Matthews, which was selected for Melbourne International, Palm Springs and Oberhausen Film Festivals.
Tim Spencer is an actor, writer and theatre maker. Whilst studying a Bachelor of Arts/Commerce he performed and directed numerous shows at Sydney University Dramatic Society. In 2010 the performance he created in Shopfront Theatre’s ArtsLab Words They Make with their Mouths won the People’s Choice Award in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. In the same year he wrote and performed in I Scare My 6 Year Old Self (Underbelly Arts) At the Drive In (Shopfront Theatre) and The Pursued, The Pursuing, The Busy and the Tired (Brand Spanking New). Since co-founding Bambina Borracha Productions he has produced, written and performed for shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide including Beyond the Neck (B Sharp) and Under Milk Wood (Sidetrack Theatre). In 2011 he was mentored by the Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed. His monologue Fun in a Cup was performed as part of Tell it Like it Isn’t (atyp) and published by Currency Press. His performance Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine first appeared in The Horse’s Mouth Festival (Tamarama Rock Surfers) and went on to win the Best Performance and Innovation in Theatre awards at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. For more information visit his website at www.timspencer.com.au
Thomas Conroy is a 2009 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Since then he has performed in Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare/Brisbane Festival); Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company); Heaven (ISM/Old 505); Moth (Arena/Malthouse/Powerhouse/Regional Arts Victoria); Romeo & Juliet (State Theatre Company of South Australia); Land & Sea (Brink Productions); Delectable Shelter (The Hayloft Project); The Sweetest Thing (B Sharp); Something Natural, But Very Childish (La Mama). Thomas has worked on script developments for Belvoir Theatre; for Brink Productions, in Adelaide and London; Stuck Pigs Squealing. He was awarded the 2010 Green Room Award for Best Male Performer (Independent) for his performance in Something Natural, But Very Childish, and was also a recipient of the Richard Pratt Bursary for an Outstanding Actor in their Second Year of Training (VCA).
“…it’s a work that’s so confronting it’s difficult not to be moved…This is a brisk and brutal rollercoaster ride of theatre.”
“Brilliantly written by Daniel Keene, The Share is a gritty, shocking look at male violence and masculinity. It is deeply disturbing in parts and some will find it extremely confronting. Director Corey McMahon wraps the audience around the action – well played by actors Tom Conroy, Scott Marcus and Tim Spencer – to chilling effect.”
Elissa Blake, Sun Herald
…”Daniel Keene’s one hour drama is by turns funny, violent and deeply confronting….you won’t forget it in a hurry.”
Jason Blake, SMH
“And while Keene certainly doesn’t steer away from these terrible issues, and is tackling them head on, he does so with a beauty of language and script – even through the abundance of swearing and crude language, Keene still finds poetry. McMahon has understood this beauty of language, and above all else has made it the most important element, emphasized through the use of pauses, silence, and live music, performed and designed by Luke Ashby.”