BY GRAHAM FARROW
Saying no to a writer is not uncommon for Evelyn Ayles but Jason Carroway won’t take no for an answer. Jason is fueled with rage and is ready to blame Evelyn for the glorification of the despicable - like the serial killer she gave a book deal to. How have we all become so obsessed with celebrity culture? And how have we turned criminals into celebrities?
But ultimately, who really is Jason Carroway and why won’t he leave?
Talk About the Passion questions what we will do for that which we love, be it our family, our job or simply success, and who needs to be the collateral along the way.
This is a fast paced, thrilling drama that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Tania Vukicevic is a Sydney based actor who graduated from QUT's Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting course in 2018.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She made her main stage theatre debut in La Boite Theatre Company's Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, directed by Sanja Simić, in her final year at drama school.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last year Tania made her screen debut in two independent short films; Frosting, directed by Mikayla Floriano, and Pretty Much Dead Already, directed by Victoria Boult. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She also dabbles in photography and directing. Tania is a proud member of Equity.
Tom’s recent stage credits include the Company of Rogues production of Boy Out Of The Country by Felix Nobis as the lead Hunter Smeaton and the Tunks Production of Things Not To Do After A Break Up playing five very different characters in multiple accents. Both shows running for 15 performances each. Other stage credits include the short dark drama C0:0K by SR Larkman as Tom Shepherd , the villain Rooster in the Mosman Musical Society production of Annie and as Elvis in the short one man play Three Little Words by Anthony J Langford. Tom has picked up a number of best actor awards over the last two years at Short & Sweet and Crash Test.
TV and Film credits include Your Numbers Up, Deadly Women, Head Above Water, Reaching Distance and Relativity. Tom has also appeared in many short films, music videos and comedy sketches currently on the festival circuit and circulating the web including Arlo, Upsold, The Recruiters, Little Sam, Dietaries, What Your Drink Says About You and the award winning web show Vi-Queens. Tom loves challenging himself physically and mentally and pushing his limits. And with the role of Jason Carroway in Talk About The Passion, we expect those limits to be surpassed.
GRAHAM FARROW: PLAYWRIGHT
Graham Farrow is an award winning, playwright, screenwriter, novelist and journalist from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. His first novel, Speak no Evil, received a Commonwealth Writers Prize nomination in 1989 and he has received numerous awards and commendations for his short stories. His first play, Hair of the Dog was premièred in 1990 and revived in London to great acclaim eight years later. Further plays include, Down amongst the Dead Men (London, 1993), The Boys are Back in Town (Salisbury, 1994), Lake of Fire (Lansing, Michigan, 2005), Pure Morning (Indianapolis, 2009), Stay with me till Dawn, (London, 2010) and Still, (Chicago, 2013), Every Breath you Take (Lansing 2016).
His two most famous and most produced plays, Talk about the Passion and Rattlesnakes are both published by Methuen and are multi award winners, critically acclaimed and produced globally.
Rattlesnakes was recently made into an award winning feature film starring Jack Coleman and Jimmy Jean Louis and received a world wide cinema release on September 27th. Talk about the Passion has been recently translated into French for a Paris première early next year and is currently in development as a motion picture with Kairos Film Productions of Rome. The play will also run in Rome, Tuscany, Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney, New Delhi, London and Bangkok in 2020.
Talk about the Passion received it’s Asian premiere in Istanbul in November 2018, starring and directed by celebrated Turkish actor, Emre Kinay. It will run again, and tour, in Istanbul and Anakara in 2020.
His stage play, Every Breath you Take, is currently in development as a feature film by AEON studios, Paris in 2019 and his short story 'Caught in the Gin Trap' is to be made into a short film in Paris in early 2020, produced by Balade Sauvage productions.
CAITLIN WILLIAMS: DIRECTOR
Caitlin is a Sydney-based actor and director. Her roles include: Vanda in Venus in Fur (Bright Ideas Grant), Anya in The Cherry Orchard (Virginia Plain Theatre Co.), and Jen in Sunday on the Rocks (Mercury Theatre Ensemble). Other theatre credits include Caligula in Caligula (Sydney University Dramatic Society), Design for Living (SUDS), and Exit Pursued by a Bear (Sport for Jove Second Age Project).
In addition, Caitlin directed productions of Copenhagen in 2018 and And Then There Were None in 2017, both with the Sydney University Dramatic Society. Caitlin also produced No Exit for SUDS.
ADAM STEPFNER: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Adam is an actor and theatre maker having performed in stage productions including, Nick Enright's, A Property of the Clan, James Graham's, Bassett, Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf, ATYP's Intersection in 2017, Impending Everyone at Griffin Theatre Company, Cats Talk Back with New Theatre as well as The White Album at the Roslyn Packer Theatre and SUDS 24 Hour Play festival. Adam also worked on the creative team for Rosaline at KXT in 2019.
His screen credits include short films Book Store, Remember When, Bimbalo, and the web series Here We Go Again. He has done performance workshops with ATYP, NIDA, The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, was an ambassador for Griffin Theatre Company in 2017, and is currently working with Panimo Creatives. Adam works as a theatre reviewer in Sydney writing for Theatre Travels, and most recently curated a fundraiser showcase for fire relief, in partnership with SUDS, at The Cellar Theatre.
Photographer: Tess Bourguignon