Simone Eclair is a Brisbane comedian and writer. Weekly lols and gigs at www.facebook.com/simone.eclair
Miss Julie never saw it coming
Miss Julie is a play written back in 1888 by August Strindberg set on Midsummer's Eve on the estate of a count in Sweden. The play was written as Stringberg was opening The Scandinavian Naturalistic Theatre in Copenhagen, with its strict adherence to the rules of naturalism. As such, there is a great pressure on the small cast to deliver something particularly realistic, capturing the nuance of realistic interactions.
With over 20 years of experience in the performing arts and entertainment field, the play is directed by the legendary Jonathan Geenen.
In 2010, Jonathan's production of A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room was nominated for a Dora Award by the Toronto Association of Professional Theatres for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. His production of Nick Yu's Drift for Shanghai Repertory Theatre played at the 2010 Asian Contemporary Theatre Festival in Shanghai. What accolades await Miss Julie? Time will tell.
The cast numbers just three people, played by Dominika Zawada, Delphine Ural and Rogier Bak.
Dominika Zawada was born in Poland and came to The Netherlands in 2011. In 2016, she began her journey in acting, following a method acting course in Amsterdam. She's been involved with InPlayers Theatre group since 2017 and has performed in productions such as Nymph Errant, Allegro and Biuro Matrymonialne.
Delphine Ural has performed in various French and English speaking productions through her travels across Europe. Since her arrival in Amsterdam, she took part in Nymph Errant, Buried Child, La Maison de Bernarda Alba, Allegro and most recently the International Pastime.
Rogier Bak was born and raised in the Netherlands and spent almost a decade in the United States making the decision to pursue acting and comedy three years ago.
Rogier has appeared in several productions this year: Stones in His Pockets at the Williamstown Little Theatre in Melbourne, Australia; Allegro at the Zonnehuis Theater in Amsterdam and will be appearing in Juditha Triumphans at the National Opera in Amsterdam in early 2019.
With such a prestigious cast, it's sure to be a profound performance and a highlight of the theatrical calendar.