Puppy Love: The Play
Other Plays by David Paul Jobling
Other Plays by Bruce Keller
Jobling, David Paul (aka David Jobling, Australian playwright, actor, lyricist, 1961-____), and Bruce Keller (Australian playwright, actor, director, dramaturg, facilitator, lecturer, performer, teacher, writer, 1955-____), “Puppy Love: The Play,”
a 60-minute play in English, set in __________, Australia, 1985,
© 1985 by Bruce Keller and David Paul Jobling;
• in Bruce Keller and David Paul Jobling’s Puppy Love: The Play (South Melborne, Australia: Australian Nouveau Theatre Publications, 1985), ISBN 0868192880, 39 pp.;
• script/rights available from Currency Press, P.O. Box 2287, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012, Australia, telephone: (61 2) 9319 5877, fax: (61 2) 9319 3649, e-mail email@example.com, http://members.ozemail.com.au/~qstage.
• Cited by David Paul Jobling via ftp August 22, 2001.
Pat (m), __, the puppy-dog.
“Pat the puppy-dog tells tales from his back yard about learning his new responsibilities. Interactive games are included, such as ‘Puppy in the Middle’ a simple ball game, and ‘Garding the Garbage,’ a game involving everyone and crawling on hands and knees.”—Jobling.
• “Puppy Love by Bruce Keller and David Jobling is the tale of Pat The Puppy Dog who works very hard at being the best family member a pup could possibly be. Get a first hand account of what it’s like to be a canine companion to us silly humans and join Pat as he special guards the garbage from Jittery Rat, tries to keep out of trouble from Mr Getawayfromthere and runs amok with Big Black Dog. A Wonderful piece that is full of games and storytelling as Pat the Puppy Dog invites you in to his backyard to have a bit of fun. Perfect for the younger theatregoer it will appeal to kids of all ages and crack a smile from even the most unlikely dog lover, with its heart warming account of what it’s like to be a pup. Presented by Gearstick Theatre and Wagga RSL Club. . . . At Wagga RSL Club."--Regional Arts NSW, http://www.regionalartsnsw.com.au/ebulletin/2008/july.html, accessed February 27, 2009.
• “The stories are suitable as an introduction to the concept of theatre for quite young children.
• "David Paul Jobling’s other work includes ‘Little Big Black Dog,’ ‘Sssh! Unicorn,’ and ‘Onkaparinga River’ plays about identity, environment and imagination.”—Jobling.
• “The stories of Pat-the-Dog have been much loved by thousands of Australian children since Bruce Keller began touring ‘Puppy Love’ to schools and theatres in 1985. This volume contains the complete tales and a variety of supporting material for the performer, together with games to play with young audiences.”—Australian Plays, http://www.currency.com.au/newsite/plays.htm#Keller, accessed August 22, 2001.
• David Paul Jobling, born in Whyalla, South Australia, 1961, has survived childhood sexual assault, teenage sexual abuse, long-recurring homophobia as well as HIV/AIDS related discrimination and abuse. He grows bonsai and delights in native flora and fauna wherever he is. David enjoys new people and new activities. His creative pursuits and art activism have taken him around Australia and New Zealand. His work includes: “Last Unicorn” (1982), “Puppy Love” (with Bruce Keller) (1985), “Ssh! Unicorn” (1986), “Onkaparinga River (1986), “Little Big Black Dog (1987), “Mortal Coils (1994), Joint programme of “The Grip” (1992) and “Grownup’s Playroom” (1993), “Breakfast (published in the Famous Reporter) 1996, short stories “In the tiny room,” “Liquid Pink,” “Life Chip,” “Youth,” “New Book of Job” (1996).—Survivors Art Foundation, http://survivorsartfoundation.org/gallery/theater.html, accessed August 22, 2001.
• Jobling adds that he is the Publishing Editor of Qstage, providing noncommercial opinion and views of the arts, http://www.loom.net.au/home/dpj/index.html.
• Additional information about Jobling is at http://cf.vicnet.net.au/ozlit/writers.cfm?id=6 and at School of Contemporary Arts, http://www.uws.edu.au/arts/undergrad/theatre/staff.htm, accessed August 22, 2001.
• “Bruce Keller is co-founder of Melbourne’s Anthill Theatre, where he worked for 7 years as a performer, facilitator and occasional writer. In 1985 he wrote the acclaimed children’s play ‘Puppy Love,’ which continues to be performed both nationally and internationally. Since returning to Sydney in 1987 he has worked extensively as a performer, dramaturg, director, writer and teacher—particularly with Entr’acte Theatre (Sydney) and Jigsaw Theatre (Canberra). Since 1991 he has been forging cultural links with Asia, especially Vietnam. His plays ‘Puppy Love’ and ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’ have been produced in Hong Kong, he has toured Indonesia as both a performer and director, and wrote and directed Monkey Business for Practice Theatre Ensemble in Singapore. In 1994 he directed Vietnam’s first full length contemporary movement piece The Leper Poet in Hanoi, and in 1996 taught at the major drama schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi during a 4 month residency funded by Asialink. He was dramaturg for Binh Ta’s The Return in 1994, and for Citymoon, director of Conversations With Charlie in 1996, dramaturg for The Monkey Mother in 1998, and writer for both Dat Nuoc (Earth/Water=Country) in 1998 and Journeys West in 1999. He currently lectures at the School of Contemporary Arts, University of Western Sydney (Nepean).”—repertoire, http://www.newmusicnetwork.com.au/SeymourGroup/repertoire.htm#bruce, accessed August 22, 2001.
• Research should include the lyrics to “Puppy Love,” http://members.aol.com/deutschfox/page/donny3d.htm, accessed August 22, 2001.
• Page mounted August 24, 2001, updated June 10, 2002, February 27, 2009, by the Webmaster.
David Paul Jobling’s background:
• Co-ordinator & Tutor, of HIV+ Gay Mens’ Workshop, PRIDE Sydney Gay & Lesbian Community Centre;
• Writer, director, producer, “With Love” (short video, Celluloid Salon Screening 1996), All Men Are Equal Productions;
• Tutor, Introduction to writing for CD Rom, “INTERACTIVITY”, NSW Writers’ Centre;
• Writer-in-community residency, Darwin Gay & Lesbian Society/Brown’s Mart Theatre;
• Tutor, Improvisation, Play Building, Advanced Class Acting, Darlinghurst Theatre;
• Project Manager & Director, develop an original one woman play, South Australian Youth Arts Board;
• Project Co-ordinator (Designer/Mentor), to create a unique promotion campaign for new South Australian theatre, South Australian Youth Arts Board & Department for Arts & Cultural Heritage;
• Writer/PLWHA Representative, National Steering Committee World AIDS Day, Commonwealth Department of Health;
• Community Artist, writing and self-expression workshops for young people affected by HIV/AIDS and their families, Prospect City Council, Community Arts Workshop;
• Tutor, refresher courses for Primary school teachers in Drama, SA Drama Teachers Association;
• Tutor, Gay Youth Theatre Workshops @ Port Youth Theatre;
• Tutor, ENGLISH WEEK drama classes on play building, Mary McKillop College (SA);
• Tutor “Play building and Theatre Production” Adelaide Festival Fringe Youth Education Program (YEP).
• “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)
• “Creating Positive Culture”
• ”Discriminating Evidence”
• ‘A Short Play by David Jobling’ Talkabout Magazine
• “Jones=Art” Burn Magazine feature
• “Tales From The Backroom #7” Man2Man Gay Men’s Health Project
• Creative prose for adults concerning positive sexual practise and erotica, Sydney Star Observer/ACON
PERFORMANCE MATERIAL & DRAMATURGY
• South Sydney Area Health service
• National People Living With HIV/AIDS Conference
• 2nd National Bisexuals Conference
• New Theatre
• PRIDE Centre
• PLWHA NSW Inc.
adaptation, educational theatre, Pat-the-Dog, touring.