Talkhouse Productions in association with Darlo Drama presents Jacqueline Bircher's Webster's Bitch.
A play about vulgar words and the people who define them.
When their Editor-in-Chief gets caught using some unexpected profanity, the employees of Webster's Dictionary find themselves at the centre of an internet uprising over gender and obscenity in the age of social media. As office politics collide with ambition, morality, and lexicography, the future of the English language hangs in the balance.
Directed by Romney Hamilton
20-29 May 2022 at Darlo Drama Theatre, Level 1, 16-18 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst
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Director: Romney Hamilton
Romney is an actor, voice over artist, director, very proud owner of Darlo Drama and yoga teacher. Romney has a passion for sharing her love of theatre with her students and is driven to work on pieces that are moving, edgy and make an audience ask questions long after they have left the theatre.
An acting graduate of ACTT and her most recent theatre credits include; 'Lady Macbeth' in Macbeth - The Installation, ‘Rose’ in Scarecrow, which she won Suzy Goes Sees “Top 5 Best Supporting Actors for 2018” (Deadfly productions), ‘Paulina’ in The Winters Tale (Secret House), Pisanio' in Cymbeline (Secret House), ‘Ros’ in Henna Night (Mercury) ‘Alice Flack’ in That Eye, The Sky (New Theatre).
Recent directing credits include DNA by Dennis Kelly, An Ordinary Person by Robert Allan,
100 Reasons for War by Tom Holloway, Welcome to the Moon & Other plays by John Patrick Shanley and assistant director on The Jungle.
Romney has been a proud member of Equity since 2015.
Playwright: Jacqueline Bircher
Jacqueline Bircher is a playwright born and raised in New York City. Her work has been produced and/or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Primary Stages, Gulfshore Playhouse, Centenary Stage Company, City Theatre, Playhouse on Park, Market Garden Theatre, Campfire Theatre Festival, Phoenix Theatre Company, Prologue Theatre, and the Sam French Off Off Broadway Festival, among others.
Full-length plays include Another Revolution, The Once and Future Casey Colman, Webster's Bitch, and The Rule of Thirds. She has been a finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Lark Playwrights' Week, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, the NNPN National Showcase of New Plays, and she was the first-place winner of City Theatre's 2020 National Award for Short Playwriting.
She studied literature and creative writing at Oxford University and Fordham College at Lincoln Center.