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What is a Bill?

Stray produces four main bills throughout the year. Each bill has an open submission to any members who wish to write and/or direct a production. These get selected throughout the year.

As of 2024, our four Bills are now classed into a set of two Double Bills! Our Semester 1 Double Bill focuses on plays by existing playwrights while our Semester 2 Double Bill centres around the works of our community!

Scipt submissions and Producer sign-ups are now open for our first Double Bill: The Legacy Works!

Semester 1:
The Legacy Works

Semester 2:
The Writers' Works

Classical Bill

Previously referred to as 'Historical Bill', the Classical Bill play that will be selected will be considered historical or a modern classic.

 

Previous shows that have fit this bill have been:

  • Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht

Our 2024 Classical Bill is An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

 

Contemporary Bill

Previously referred to as 'Main Bill',  the Contemporary Bill play that will be selected will be considered 'modern', either by its themes or the playwright themselves.  

 

Previous shows that have fit this bill have been:​

  • Animal adapted by Arlo Green

  • The Mooncake and the Kūmara by Mei-Lin Hansen

  • Low Pay? Don't Pay! by Dario Fo

Our 2024 Contemporary Bill is The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals by Nick & Matt Lang and Jeff Blim.

Original Bill

A play will be selected that is originally scripted by a Stray member. This is a script that has not been performed before and is making its stage debut.

 

Previous shows that have fit this bill have been: 

  • A Shot in the Dark by Joseph Hisayasu

  • Is This All That You Had In Mind? by Katie Harris

  • Mongoose: The Musical by Josh Liddell-Trotter and Hamish Long.

Working on an Original play? Submissions are open until July 8th!

Stir Fried

Stir Fried is Stray's annual short play festival. 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of this crowd favourite tradition. 

Original short plays are submitted by Stray members and are linked together by a well crafted 'framework'. 

This year's theme is “Sweet Sixteen.” From coming of age to chaotic fun - go wild! It's all up to your interpretation.

Working on an Original short play? Submissions are open until July 17th!

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