Other Plays by Samantha Bews
Bews, Samantha (Australian playwright, freelance actor, performer, theatre maker/director, 19__-____), “So Wet,”
a 60-minute comedy in English, set in _____, Australia, 2000,
© 2000 by Samantha Bews;
• in Inside 2000 (Strawberry Hills, New South Wales: Currency Press in association with Playbox Theatre Centre, Monash University, 2000), 244 pp., ISBN 0868196215, ISBN 9780868196213, containing “Elegy,” “So Wet,” “Like a Metaphor,” “Baby X,” “Violet Inc.”;
• script/rights available from Currency Press, P.O. Box 2287, Strawberry Hills, New South Wales 2012, Australia, telephone: (61 2) 9319 5877, fax: (61 2) 9319 3649, e-mail email@example.com.;
_________ (m), _________; _________ (m), _________; Silv (f), 25, a professional woman on the move; _________ (f), _________.
“Silv, at twenty-something, is a professional woman on the move and determined to make every post a winner—and that’s just her social life.
A woman journeys through a fantasy-fuelled night.
• “A witty tale of longing, laced with a touch of the erotic.”
• In Inside 2000, a lesbian couple seeks a gay sperm donor in “Baby X” (2-acts 1m3f, Campion Decent); a woman re-members her dead sister in “Elegy” (1-act 2m2f, Jodi Gallagher); the desire to reinvent ourselves is explored in “Violet Inc.” (1-act 1f, Pam Leversha); a woman journeys through a fantasy-fuelled night in “So Wet” (1-act 2m2f, Samantha Bews); and a woman delivers ‘four and a half monologues’ in “Like a Metaphor” (1-act 3m4f, doubling necessary, Gabrielle MacDonald).
• “Samantha Bews has been an active and innovative member of the artistic community since her graduation from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1989. In 2000, her one act play ‘So Wet‘ was produced by Playbox Theatre Co. and published by Currency Press. Her work as a theatre maker/director includes: My Heart Belongs To Daddy but I like Your Dick (1994); Marching Girls Present a Guide To the Morally Righteous (1994-5); The Zing of the Warbler Woo (various primary schools 1998). She was a founding member of the Hildegard Theatre Co., collaborating in the production of three major works Al-Andalus, The Wedding (nominated for Green Room Award for Best Music Theatre 1993) and Woman in the Wall (nominated Green Room Award for Best Music Theatre 1992.) Under the banner of her production company Fanny Box Productions she has created a series of corporate and private events and performs at nightclubs, galleries and other openings. She has worked as a freelance actor for the Melbourne Theatre Co., Playbox Theatre Co.—Author: Samantha Bews - Australian Script Centre, http://www.ozscript.org/author.php?id=342, July 8, 2008.
• Research could include Peta Tait and Elizabeth Schafer’s Australian Women’s Drama: Texts and Feminisms (Sidney, Australia: Currency Press, 1997), ISBN 0 86819 497 2, a survey of Australian women’s writing for theatre from 1971 to 1996; this anthology charts feminist thinking over the past twenty-five years.
ambition, fantasy, feminism, journey, longing.