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Evening Reads: Crave By Sarah Kane

Evening Reads@7.30pm

Brown’s Mart Productions is pleased to present their inaugural script-in-hand play readings series of established and new works. Open to the public, these one-night only performances are part of Brown’s Mart’s mission to develop local artists’ directing and acting skills by performing for live audiences in a casual atmosphere with minimal production elements.

On a Thursday each month of the dry season we will present readings of different texts, chosen by individual Darwin based theatre Directors.

Crave By Sarah Kane, Directed by Cj Fraser-Bell

The Playwright: 

Sarah Kane was a British playwright who is known for theatrical writing that tackled themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture and death. Her plays are characterised by a poetic intensity, pared-down language, exploration of theatrical form and, in her earlier work, the use of extreme and violent stage action.

The Play:

With four unnamed characters, no stage directions, and an unidentifiable plot; controversial UK playwright Sarah Kane’s penultimate work Crave is anonymous and furious raging in the dark.

This one act play explores identity, relationships, trauma and desire as the four characters go on disjointed journeys around and around each other as they bring the audience in and push us away,

Content Warning: This play has strong adult themes, language, and themes of abuse.

The Director:

Cj Fraser-Bell is an multi disciplined maker and producer working in Darwin. Cj’s work is collaborative, imaginative, ambitious, and multi-artform with a strong visual aesthetic.

Cj works primarily in devised practice, having created a number of performance experiments in Darwin and Newcastle. They have also written three plays and undertook an ATYP playwriting mentorship with Mary Anne Butler in 2016. Their work Strangers was read in the 2017 Darwin Festival. In 2015 Cj co-wrote and Directed True Blue, Straight and Narrow Normal People’s Club alongside collaborator Ciella Williams (Brown’s Mart Theatre). Cj was short listed as a 2017 Young Australian of the Year for the Northern Territory for contributions to the Arts in the NT, and was the 2018 NT Library artist in Residence.

VENUE: Happy Yess Room, Brown’s Mart
DATE: Thursday 18 July 2019
TIME: 7.30pm
(Note: Performances will commence on time. Please arrive at least 15 min before the start of the show to ensure entry)
TICKETS: All tickets $15
BOOK ONLINE:  brownsmart.com.au
BOX OFFICE: Tickets may be purchased from the Box office an hour before the start of the show, unless SOLD OUT! (Online tickets will cut off 2 hrs before the start of each show)
BAR: the bar will be open an hour before the start of the show and drinks can be taken into the Theatre.


Evening Reads@7.30pm

Brown's Mart Arts Ltd

(T/as Brown’s Mart Theatre)
ABN: 67 141 763 895


12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801

General Enquiries

P: 08 8981 5522
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E: admin@brownsmart.com.au

Theatre Entrance
Side entry Cnr Smith Street &
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