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'Technicolor Life' by Jamie Brandli - The Depot Theatre

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Australian premiere of an award-winning American play

Tickets are now on sale for The Depot Theatre's strictly limited season of Technicolor Life, a critically acclaimed and multi award-winning play by celebrated American playwright Jami Brandli. The Australian premiere season will run from 26th July to 12 August 2017.

Technicolor Life is a bold, moving and magical celebration of life, love and missing parts through the female gaze. It vividly explores how a family copes when a wounded soldier returns home and attempts re-entry into 'civilian life'.


Billie, a young Iraq War soldier, loses her left hand and is sent home. Billie's book smart teenage sister, Maxine, with the help of her new imaginary friends - Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - and her mother, Susan, attempt to help Billie, but she refuses to talk about her war experience. Billie and Maxine's grandmother, Franny moves into the household bringing her twenty wigs, love for old American musicals, wine coolers and cigarettes. Franny has a plan for a good-bye party that threatens to tear the family even further apart.
Technicolor Life was first staged by Rep Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival in Maryland in 2015. The Australian premiere is part of The Depot Theatre's 2017 Season. It is directed by co-artistic director, Julie Baz and designed by fellow co-artistic director, David Jeffrey with lighting designer, Mehran Mortezaei. The musical and choreographic elements are directed by Robert Allan.

The show features a terrific line-up of some of Sydney's best indie theatre talent, including Amy-Victoria Brooks, Nyssa Hamilton, Michael Harrs, James Martin, Tasha O'Brien, Cherilyn Price, Emily Sulzberger and Cherrie Whalen-David.

Jami Brandli received the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, the Holland New Voices Award and The Aurora Theatre Company's 2014 Global Age Project (GAP) Prize for Technicolor Life. Her play Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead!) was named in The Kilroy's THE LIST. Brandli was also nominated for the 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Award and a finalist for the Disney ABC TV Fellowship.

Don't miss this anticipated production of 'Technicolor Life' by Jamie Brandli at The Depot Theatre. Tickets are now on sale.

Performances will run from 26th July to 12th August 2017 at 8pm Wednesday to Saturday and at 5pm on Sunday. Tickets are priced as follows: $32 Full, $27 Concession, $27 Groups of 10 or more, $22 Cheap Wednesday and $22 Previews (Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th July 2017). Bookings can be made at thedepottheatre.com/technicolor-life.

The Depot Theatre is a not‐for‐profit theatre situated within and proudly supported by the historic Addison Road Centre, a thriving inner west hub for culture, arts and the environment visited by over 200,000 people annually. Founded by Julie Baz and David Jeffrey in 2015, The Depot Theatre challenges and entertains its audiences with theatre that is accessible, affordable and – most importantly – a really fun night out.

For more information on this upcoming production and what's on at The Depot Theatre, please visit thedepottheatre.com/technicolor-life

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When: 8pm Wed-Sat, 5pm Sun - 26 July-12 Aug 2017
Where: The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW
Cost: $22-$32
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