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Nov
8
2016

John Shand’s Guilt

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I have penned a play called Guilt that Washington DC’s wonderful Scena Theatre plans to produce in 2017. It explores the overlays and collisions between sexual and spiritual rapture: how one might fuel the other, and how one might be misconstrued as the other. Unfortunately the Australian embassy there has been unable to do what other […]

Apr
24
2015

Dreams of Falling at Colbourne Avenue

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Buried in the dark pasts of Bruce Cale (strings), John Shand (drums, percussion) and Phil Treloar (marimba, percussion) is some common history. In the same early 1980s period that Phil played drums in the Bruce Cale Quartet (a mighty band completed by Roger Frampton and Dale Barlow), John sought out Phil as a teacher and […]

May
8
2014

The Guilt Trip…

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John Lennon’s line that “life is what happen to you while you’re busy making other plans” resonates all too strongly for most of us most of the time. Scena Theatre’s reading of my play Guilt gave me a brief and thrilling taste of the real  thing. This was  one of four new plays – the […]

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