PRICE TAG

Price Tag

About

How do you determine the price you’re willing to pay? How much would you pay for a carton of milk? A dairy farmer’s livelihood? The life of an animal? How much would you pay for a bottle of wine? A joy ride in a new car? A stranger’s life? How much would you pay for a successful first date? A condom? An affair? A divorce?

Written by award-winning theatre maker Jeffrey Jay Fowler (FAG/STAG, ELEPHENTS, SECOND HANDS, MINNIE & MONA PLAY DEAD), PRICE TAG uses acerbic wit and razor sharp insight to follow four characters determining life’s true costs in a world where the economy is broken and the table is rigged in the game of love.

Event details

  • Duration: 60-minutes

The Artists

Jeffrey Jay Fowler

Writer & Director

Jeffrey Jay Fowler is a playwright, dramaturg, director and actor. He wrote and acted in award winning shows A History of Drinking and ELEPHENTS. He has performed in and co-created FAG/STAG (winner Scotsman Fringe First 2017), BALI, THE ADVISORS, PERPETUAL WAKE, ALL THAT GLITTERS and LÉ NØR [THE RAIN] with The Last Great Hunt, of which he is a founding artist.

His other plays include MINNIE AND MONA PLAY DEAD, PRICE TAG, THE ONE, Second Hands, Hope is the saddest, and IMPROVEMENT CLUB.

Among the shows he has directed are Girl Shut Your Mouth, Blithe Spirit, The Eisteddfod (winner 2017 PAWA Best Director and Best Mainstage Play), and In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play for Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Jeffrey Jay was Associate Director of Black Swan from 2014 to 2017, and then he was their Director of New Writing for 2018 and 19. His postgraduate studies were in directing at NIDA in 2010. In 2020 Jeffrey Jay was awarded the NT Literary Award for The Hypotheticals which he co-wrote with Sarah Reuben.

Gita Bezard

Performer

Gita Bezard is a playwright, devisor, director and performer. She’s a founding member of The Last Great Hunt and mother to a tiny artist in the making.

For The Last Great Hunt: As a Writer/Director - PERPETUAL WAKE, THE TALK, THE ADVISORS, YOSHIS CASTLE and ALL THAT GLITTERS. As a co-devisor/performer - WHISTLEBLOWER (Perth Festival, 2021), LÉ NØR (Perth Festival, 2019), STAY WITH US, MINNIE AND MONA PLAY DEAD (Fringe World 2013 Martin Sims Award for Best New WA Work; Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brisbane International Festival) and ELEPHENTS.

In 2016 her play GIRL SHUT YOUR MOUTH debuted at Black Swan State Theatre Company and was nominated for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

Playwriting Comissions - THE PAPER ESCAPER (Terrapin Puppet Theatre), THE PERFECT BOY (Black Swan State Theatre Company, LEMON and IN A BONY EMBRACE (Curtin University), REMARKABLE (WAAPA).

Jo Morris

Performer

Jo is so proud to be a performer and theatre-maker on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar, and to celebrate in the rich tradition of storytelling on this land.  Most recently she appeared in the world premiere of Barracking for the Umpire by Andrea Gibbs for Black Swan Theatre Company and The Last Great Hunt’s production of Dick Pics in the Garden of Eden. She has also worked and collaborated with companies such as Barking Gecko, Yirra Yaakin and Griffin Independent, and won multiple awards including the 2014 Blue Room Awards for Best Production and Member’s Choice, and the 2016 PAWA Award for Best Independent Production for Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor which she performed in and produced, the 2015 PAWA Award for Best Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire, and was the recipient of the Fringe World 2017 ECU Performing Arts Award for her work as a performer in Price TagThe Book of Life and Alone Outside.

Mararo Wangai

Performer

Mararo is a playwright, performer and devisor. His credits as an actor include; HAMLET (Bedlam Theatre, 2008), Afeif Ismael's 3 SEEDS (Blue Room Theatre, 2014) and CIRCLES OF RETURN (Fringe Festival, 2015). As a writer, devisor and performer; MOH (Ankuko Buyo Collective, 2013) and LIGHTS OUT (Blank Space Productions, 2016). Mararo's writing credits include; developing work with the AUSTRALIAN THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (Fresh Ink, 2014) and developing work in PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA's National Script Workshop (2015 and 2016). Mararo was a participant in BLACK SWAN THEATRE's Emerging Writers’ Program and was awarded the Malcolm Robertson Award for 2016. Mararo is over the moon to be the latest member of BLANK SPACE PRODUCTIONS theatre company.

Nick Maclaine

Nick Maclaine

Performer

Nick’s previous credits for The Last Great Hunt includeThe Crossing and Old Love. Other recent credits includeProject Xan (Jedda Productions), Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories (Barking Gecko Theatre Company), Coincidences at the End of Time & Between Solar Systems (Second Chance Theatre), Tank (Chaos Ensemble), Multiverse Theory In D (Ellandar), As You Like It & The Lighthouse Girl (Black Swan State Theatre Company). Nick has been a proud member of Equity since 2011.

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