‘Somewhere between hilarious and human’.

Luca (age 9), Big Kids Magazine

‘The most important thing is always the telling of the story – children demand imagination and clarity while adults deserve it. This is the secret of fables and fairy stories and it’s the standard by which theatre for children can best be judged. By that measure – and plenty of others beside… ‘This Girl Laughs’ succeeds admirably’.

The West Australian


 

Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.

awards

2015 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work
2011 Australian Latin American Foundation grant
2010 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
Finalist, 2012 Australian Writers Guild (AWGIE) Award: Best Children’s Play

Cast size

This is a story told – this may be by one, by some, or by many
Previous seasons: 4-30 performers

Audience size

For ages seven and up, all the way to adult

LENGTH

60-90 minutes

Seasons

(Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Scotland and USA)

2018

Atlantic Theatre, New York NY, USA (produced by Atlantic)
Coho Productions, Portland OR, USA (produced by Coho)
University of North Carolina at Asheville, NC, USA (produced by UNC)

2017

Theater Gütesloh, Germany (produced by Theaterhaus Ensemble)
Western Oregon University, Monmouth OR, USA (produced by WOU)
Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene TX, USA (produced by Hardin-Simmons)
Centerstage Youth Theatre, Allen TX, USA (produced by Centerstage)
Lakewood High School, Arvado CO, USA (produced by Lakewood HS)
St Mary’s Catholic High School, Tempe AZ, USA (produced by St Mary’s)
Frontier Academy Elementary School, Greeley CO, USA
Adelaide High School, South Australia (produced by Adelaide HS)
Meriden Anglican School for Girls, Sydney, Australia (produced by Meriden)

2016

Northern Arizona University, Tempe AZ, USA (produced by Sophia Moreno)
Pointless Brewery/Theatre, Ann Arbor MI, USA (produced by Spinning dot)
Guildford Young College, Hobart, Australia (produced by Guildford Young)
Dubbo Christian School, NSW, Australia (produced by Dubbo CS)
Stage Door Cafe, Seattle WA, USA (reading produced by Theater Simple)

2015

Prague Festival, Czech Republic (produced by Just This Once Theatre)
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, USA (produced by ASU)
Carriage House, Ann Arbor MI, USA (produced by Spinning Dot Theater)
Yom Institute, Wyomissing PA, USA (produced by Yocum Institute)
Hope Academy, Pittsburgh PA, USA (produced by Hope Academy)
Da Vinci Middle School, Portland OR, USA (produced by Da Vinci)
Hemet High School, Hemet CA, USA (produced by Hemet)

2014

Theaterhaus Frankfurt, Germany (produced by Theaterhaus Frankfurt)
Anderson High School, Austin TX, USA (produced by Anderson HS)
Natick High School, Natick MA, USA (produced by Natick HS)

2013

Pennsylvanian statewide tour, USA (produced by Pitt Arts)
West Australian statewide tour (produced by Barking Gecko)

2012

Buenos Aires, Argentina (produced by AmarGinados)
Imaginate Festival, Scotland (reading by Frozen Charlotte)
Lakes High School, Chicago IL, USA (produced by Lakes HS)
Casula Powerhouse/Q Theatre, Sydney, Australia (produced by Barking Gecko/Casula/Penrith)

2011

Buenos Aires, Argentina (produced by AmarGinados)
ASSITEJ World Congress, Denmark (reading in WLPG Playwrights’ Slam)
University of Pittsburgh PA, USA (produced by Pitt Arts)
Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney, Australia (reading by Parnassus’ Den)

 

Barking Gecko/Casula Powerhouse/Q Theatre production 2012, starring Ella Hetherington, Jo Morris, Drayton Morley, Sarah Nelson. Director Noel Jordan

 

Theatrehaus Ensemble production 2014, starring Uta Nawrath, Günther Henne, Michael Meyer, Susanne Schyns, Mirjam Tertilt, Elena Thimmel. Director Rob Vriens, dramaturg Susanne Freiling

First Produced

  • First produced by AmarGinados Grupo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2011
  • Supported by the Australian Latin American Foundation
  • First directed by Solange Perazzo
  • Spanish translation by Martina Amiras
  • German translation by Thomas Kruckemeyer (German agent: Rowohlt)
  • Polish translation by Joanna Derkaczew

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