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“This Rose Has Thorns” wins award in Australia

The company that produced my play THIS ROSE HAS THORNS in Melbourne, Australia in April 2018 has won an award for the show. BustCo — aka, the Burwood Student Theatre Company at Deakin University — won an Adjudicator’s Award from the Victorian Drama League, the theatre association for the state of Victoria. The award was given out on Dec. 1. It was the first time BustCo has entered the competition. I’m told that the talk at the table afterwards was “we’ve got to tell Dwayne!” So they messaged me while the banquet continued. It was 3:30 a.m. on the east coast of North America but I was up late writing so got the word right away. Congrats, mates! Here’s video of the moment the BustCo attendees found out they won. More photos below.

Director John Jennings, at left, and some of the cast and crew from THIS ROSE HAS THORNS. Photo by BustCo.

The award. Photo by Bianca Heard.

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Backstage photos from “This Rose Has Thorns” in Australia

Finally got around to downloading photos from my OTHER camera that I took to Australia to see the premiere of my play THIS ROSE HAS THORNS.

The cast and crew . . . and a visiting playwright.

Director John Smith talks to the cast.

This was one of the most amazing sights I’ve seen: The cast gathers before the show for a pre-show rally, led by actor Nick Sidari (somewhere in the center of this scrum).

Lots more backstage photos here.

More on THIS ROSE HAS THORNS:

* Review: Shakespeare Oz likes “This Rose Has Thorns”

* Photos from the show

* Meet the cast and crew

* Rehearsal photos

* Photos from first read-through

* New poster for THIS ROSE HAS THORNS

* First round of posters

* Cast list for the show

* Amazing audition poster

* First international production of a full-length script announced

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Review: Shakespeare Oz likes “This Rose Has Thorns”

The con men con the constable. Photo by Duane Wheare.

The website Shakespeare Oz has a nice review of “This Rose Has Thorns,” which ran April 5-7 in Melbourne, Australia.

There’s also a Q&A with actor Sam Corr, who plays Toby.

More on THIS ROSE HAS THORNS:

* Photos from the show

* Meet the cast and crew

* Rehearsal photos

* Photos from first read-through

* New poster for THIS ROSE HAS THORNS

* First round of posters

* Cast list for the show

* Amazing audition poster

* First international production of a full-length script announced

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Photos from “This Rose Has Thorns” in Australia

My full-length script THIS ROSE HAS THORNS had its world premiere April 5-7 in Melbourne, Australia, produced by Burwood Student Theatre Company at Deakin University. It’s the eighth full-length script I’ve had produced, and the first produced outside the United States. It was also a sell-out for all four shows.

Curtain call. Photo by Duane Wheare


Photo by Duane Wheare.

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Meet the cast and crew of “This Rose Has Thorns”

Here’s who’s who in the world premiere of THIS ROSE HAS THORNS, April 5-7, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Photos by Joka Photography.

Ashlee Lambton as Rose, who sets off to rescue her boyfriend from the Tower of Lond.

Bianca Heard as Lily, the sister who reluctantly goes along to rescue her boyfriend, as well.

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Rehearsal photos from “This Rose Has Thorns”

Yes, stage combat roles for women.

Director John Jennings provides these rehearsal photos from THIS ROSE HAS THORNS in Melbourne, Australia.

The show was produced April 5-7 by Burwood Student Theatre Company at Deakin University.

More on THIS ROSE HAS THORNS:

* Photos from first read-through

* New poster for THIS ROSE HAS THORNS

* First round of posters

* Cast list for the show

* Amazing audition poster

* First international production of a full-length script announced

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First read-through for “This Rose Has Thorns” in Australia

Photography by Katie Karandais of Joka Photography.

Finally catching up with all the photos from the world premiere of THIS ROSE HAS THORNS, my first full-length script produced outside the United States. Here are photos from the first read-through back on December 17, 2017 — by students from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Director John Jennings provides this description: “The first read through/ picnic with the cast of Dwayne Yancey’s ‘This Rose Has Thorns’ was held last Sunday, where the talented group collaborated together for the first time with the script while fighting over picnic food at the Tim Neville Arboretum.”

More photos here.

More on THIS ROSE HAS THORNS:

* New poster for THIS ROSE HAS THORNS

* First round of posters

* Cast list for the show

* Amazing audition poster

* First international production of a full-length script announced

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