Jobling, David (aka David Paul Jobling, Australian playwright, 1961-____), “Heavy Petting,”
a 10-minute surreal comedy in English, a 10-minute drama in English, set in a theatre, two days into rehearsal,
• © 2001 by David Jobling, P. O. Box 268 Westgate, 2048 New South Wales, Australia 2010, telephone 02 9518 1105; • script available online at HIV AIDS Documentary/Stories/Personal Perspectives, http://www.hivaids.webcentral.com.au/text/st038.html; • script/rights available from All Men Are Equal, 7/163 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia 2010, telephone (61 2) 8399 0540, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org , www.loom.net.au/home/dpj/index.html • Cited by David Jobling via ftp August 23, 2001,
§ Dramatis Personae Darren (m), playwright; Petua (f), theatrical director.
§ Synopsis Preparing for an early rehearsal of Æliens—The Musical Comedy, the director and playwright argue text, subtext, show biz, the difficulty of staging a short show, the arrogance of a director turning playwright. Petua persuades Darren to read aloud with her her own script, “a virgin work.” The reading facilitates Petua’s seduction of Darren.
“Research could include A Guide to Gay & Lesbian Writing in Australia,
by Michael Hurley (St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia: Allen &
Unwin, 1996), 298 pp., ISBN 1863739513, LCCN 96167885; and Australian
Gay & Lesbian Plays, edited by Bruce Parr, ref: Introduction, (Sydney,
Australia: Currency Press, 1996), 384 pp., ISBN 0868194557, LCCN 97197998.”—Jobling.
• Additional information at
OzLit@Vicnet - David Paul Jobling, http://cf.vicnet.net.au/ozlit/writers.cfm?id=6, accessed August 23, 2001.
David Paul Jobling’s background:
“Filling In” (1998, cLUB bENT, The Performance Space) “Cum See Cum Sour” (1997, Performance Positive, PRIDE) “HIV on the Internet” (1997, Sydney Star Observer) “My Life As An Equation” (1997, with Peter McGill, Performance Positive) “Judy Judy Judy” (1996 – , an ongoing interactive script on the internet, INK MAG) “Torch Song Tragedy” (1996, music by Pat Wilson, Performance Positive & Keeping It Up Treatments Workshops) “Breakfast” (1995, The Famous Reporter literary biannual #14; performed @ Off The Page National Short Play Competition, finalist, Australian National Playwrights Conference) “The Grip” (1993. DC Peacock Productions, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Brave New Works ’93, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival ’94) “Hairy Dyke and Useless Poofter Out on a night” & ‘Open Line’ (1993, UpFront Theatre, SA Writers’ Centre New Works Performed) “Grown-Up’s Playroom” (1993, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival! ‘94) “A Positive Attitude” (1992, Video Documentary, The Positive Living Centre SA) “The Bridge” (1991, Street Theatre, Darwin Gay & Lesbian Society community production) “Hello Immovable Valour” (1991, radio play, 8Top FM Darwin); “Kick off” (1989, IBM in house) “Little Big Black Dog” (1987, Browns Lane Theatre) “Onkaparinga” (1986, DT2 Theatre, Brown’s Lane Theatre) “Ssh! Unicorn” (1985, DT2 Theatre & Griffin Theatre Company & Umbrella Theatre) “Puppy Love” (1985, by Bruce Keller with David Paul Jobling; ANTHILL Theatre & National tour) “The Last Unicorn” (1982, Adelaide Theatre Group)
§ Themes AIDS (disease), alienation, artistic integrity, extraterrestrial being, HIV, Ripley (Lt. Ellen Ripley in Alien films), seduction, self doubt, show biz.
South Sydney Area Health service National People Living With HIV/AIDS Conference 2nd National Bisexuals Conference New Theatre PRIDE Centre PLWHA NSW Inc. Queerstage Digest
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