Friends With Wendy and Pete had a special guest, Sally McKenzie, on their show to talk about her new play “WAY”. It is playing at La Mama Theatre from 22 March to 02 April 2023.
“WAY” is about documentary-maker Lynne, who is consumed by the women she’s making a film about. These women never thought they’d be without a home. But one little thing went wrong and that led to a sequence of unfortunate events. WAY weaves a fictional character with women based on lived experiences. Performed by an acclaimed actor who has worked across Australia and supported by sound and video, this premiere production of WAY is a dynamic, fast-paced journey into homelessness aimed at the brain as well as the heart.
Sally McKenzie has a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Acting from NIDA and a Master of Fine Arts from QUT in writing and directing. In 1983 she won a Penguin Award (later a Logie) for Best Single Performance by an Actress in a Serial. In 2014 she won an AWGIE for Best Documentary Public Broadcast.
As a theatre actor Sally has appeared in roles for Belvoir, Griffin, La Boite, Malthouse, Melbourne Theatre Company, Nimrod, Playbox, Q Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company, QPAC, STCSA and the Sydney Theatre Company. Performances for the MTC include title roles in O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra and Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan.
As a filmmaker Sally’s documentary Acting Class of 1977 regularly screens on TV. As a playwright and director plays include Scattered Lives and Martha’s War On War. Sally teaches for NIDA Open and is a sessional tutor for QUT.
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