Girl Who Cried Wolf

A high tech, witty and sharp-tongued satire on the politics of the playground.

About

Originally produced by Arena Theatre Company

Meet Laura – habitual fibber and high school geek. Then there’s Catriona – the popular princess, upset because her jet-setting parents are going to miss her 13th birthday.

Seeing an opportunity to score popularity points, Laura convinces Catriona to lure Mummy and Daddy back from OS. But as soon as their diabolical plan is set in motion an unfortunate series of events begins to unfold in a way that neither of the girls could have ever imagined.

This is a high tech, witty and sharp-tongued satire on the politics of the playground.

  • Recommended for age
  • Theatre
  • 75 minutes

Meet the Cast & Creative Team

  • Rosemary Myers

    Director

    Under Rose’s leadership as Artistic Director, Windmill creates and presents work that is inspired by the vibrancy, sophistication and inventiveness of young people and the exhilarating challenges they pose to creating theatre of genuine relevance in this modern time. A multi-Helpmann Award nominated director, her productions regularly visit leading stages and festivals around Australia and the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong’s Arts and Leisure Centre and New York’s New Victory Theatre. Her directing credits for Windmill include Pinocchio, The Wizard Of Oz, Fugitive, School Dance, Big Bad Wolf and Girl Asleep. Prior to Windmill, Rosemary was the Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company and Artistic Director of Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival in 2010.

  • Jethro Woodward

    Composer

    Jethro is a Melbourne-based composer, musician and sound designer recognized for his expansive and highly layered film, theatre and dance scores. A multi Green Room Award winner and nominee, he has worked with some of Australia’s leading major and independent companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir, Arena, Windmill Theatre Co, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Dance Theatre and more. Jethro won Green Room Awards for Moth (Malthouse/Arena), Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd (Malthouse/Arena) and The Bloody Chamber (Malthouse). He was the Musical Director and Sound Designer for six-time Helpmann nominated musical Wizard of Oz and multi-award winning Pinocchio.

  • Chris More

    Video, Set Designer

    Chris studied Electronic Design and Interactive Media at Swinburne and his work with the moving image has led to several creative collaborations for live performance and theatre, including Starchaser for Arena Theatre Company, Half Real for The Border Project, Wizard of Oz and School Dance for Windmill Theatre, Girl Who Cried Wolf for Arena Theatre Company, Criminology for Arena Theatre Company (co-production with Malthouse Theatre), and Skid 180 with Arena Theatre Company (co-production with Contact). Chris runs the creative design practise Studio Organic, an interdisciplinary studio working in visual design.

  • Emily Barrie

    Set, Costume, Props Designer

    Emily’s design history includes set and costume for Melbourne Theatre Company, Full Tilt, Arena Theatre Company, Rawcus Theatre, Back to Back, Melbourne Worker’s Theatre, Ilbijerri, The Women’s Circus, Restless Dance Theatre, NICA, Union House Theatre, Red Stitch, Melbourne Fringe, The Spaghetti Western Orchestra, Moomba, Windmill Theatre Co, Die Roten Punkte, Federation Square, Mushroom Records, and The Melbourne Museum.

  • Richard Vabre

    Lighting Designer

    Richard is a freelance lighting designer who has lit productions for Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera, Windmill Theatre Co, Arena Theatre Company, NICA, The Darwin Festival, Stuck Pig’s Squealing, Chambermade, Rawcus, Red Stitch, Polyglot, Melbourne Worker’s Theatre, Aphids and many productions at La Mama Awards. Richard has won 4 Green Room Awards including the Association’s John Truscott Prize for Excellence in Design (2004). He has also been nominated for 7 other Green Room Awards.

  • Jessica Barnden

    Cast

    Jessica completed her Honours degree in Creative Arts (Drama) at the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2007. As a founding member of Accidental Productions, Jessica has appeared in World’s End (for which she was nominated for an Adelaide Curtain Call Awards as best female actor), The Shape of Things and Arabian Nights. Jessica featured in ABC3’s Prank Patrol and does regular work as a voice-over artist.

  • Sarah Brokensha

    Cast

    Sarah’s theatre credits include Black Crow Lullabies (a trilogy) with floogle, the award winning comedy The Night Before Christmas for Waterline Theatre Co, Mutzenball (little black box) directed by Daisy Brown (Green Room Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Ensemble and nominated for Best Cabaret Show 2008), Ollie and the Minotaur for floogle, Emily Loves to Bounce for Patch Theatre Co, and Ruby Bruise for Vitalstatistix/The Misery Children. Her television and film credits include the role of Susan in the short feature film Angela’s Decision directed by Mat King and in the ABC mini-series Rain Shadow.

  • Danielle Catanzariti

    Cast

    Danielle is a L’Oreal Paris AFI Young Award winning actress which she received for her first feature film, Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger in 2007. She was cast as lead character Esther Blueburger and starred opposite Academy Award nominees Toni Collette and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Following this, Danielle was cast in Sydney Theatre Company’s 2008 season play Blackbird, directed by Cate Blanchett, which toured to Germany and New Zealand. Danielle also starred opposite singer Natalie Imbruglia in the Australian feature film Closed for Winter, as well as completing a guest appearance on Seven Network’s All Saints. She has appeared in various productions for Windmill Theatre Co, Brink, State Theatre Company of SA and Belvoir St Theatre.

  • Matt Crook

    Cast

    Matt is a Flinders Drama Centre graduate, ensemble member of award-winning independent theatre company five.point.one and recipient of the Critics’ Circle emerging artist of the year. For Windmill Theatre Co, Matt has toured Grug through China and North America, and has appeared in Grug and The Rainbow and The Girl Who Cried Wolf. Other highlights include Volpone (Or The Fox), Between Two Waves, Babyteeth, Pornography and The Give And Take for State Theatre Company of South Australia and The Front (Adelaide Cabaret Festival). Matt’s film credits include the multi-award-winning 2015 thriller One Eyed Girl (Projector Films); SBS comedy series Danger 5 (series 1 and 2) and various short films and commercials.

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Acknowledgements

Originally produced by Arena Theatre Company with the support of the Sydney Opera House

Credits

  • Director Rosemary Myers
  • Composer Jethro Woodward
  • Video, Set Designer Chris More
  • Set, Costume, Props Designer Emily Barrie
  • Lighting Designer Richard Vabre
  • Cast Jessica Barnden
  • Cast Sarah Brokensha
  • Cast Danielle Catanzariti
  • Cast Matt Crook
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