BY ALISTAIR BALDWIN AND MADELEINE LITTLE
AJ and Bea’s wedding is finally here! They’ve bonded over their shared love of camembert, The Sopranos, and their disabled siblings Chris and Sami. Both families would love to see Chris and Sami get together, and think they’d make an ‘inspirational’ couple. But Chris and Sami resent the assumption that they are perfect for each other just because they’re both disabled… which is exactly why they have to keep their wedding night rendezvous a secret, even if it means denying something real just to prove a point.
Alistair Baldwin – Playwright
Madeleine Little – Playwright
Metro Arts @ West Village
Alistair Baldwin is a writer and comedian based in Naarm / Melbourne.
He has written for ABC’s The Weekly (seasons 4 and 5), Hard Quiz (season 4 and 5) and Get Krack!n (season 2) – the latter of which he also stars in as Matthew, the Kates’ personal assistant. In 2020 he received Film Victoria funding to develop a diverse TV comedy called Caperble. He has provided script development services to a number of Screenwest and Film Victoria funded projects.
In 2019 his play Lame was performed at Southbank Theatre as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s First Stage initiative. He was also selected to participate in the Besen Family Writers’ Development Workshop, run by Malthouse Theatre and led by Declan Green. He was selected for MTC’s Cybec Electric play readings, premiering an excerpt of his new play Celebrity Skin in 2020.
Madeleine Little is a performer and theatre maker based in Brisbane. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Indelabilityarts Ensemble, co-devising Love Me; (2017) and co-devising and performing in Look Mum… No Hands! [The Legless Bar Years] (2016-2018). Madeleine performed in Restless Dance Theatre’s Helpmann-nominated work Intimate Space on the Gold Coast (2018) at bleach* Festival in association with Festival 2018. Her original work, Hold, was presented in April 2019 as part of her Master of Arts (Creative Arts) research at USQ testing the implementation of accessible theatre practice conventions in a new work.
She worked as a Research Associate for The Last Avant Garde – Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia: Beyond the Social Model research project (UniMelb, UniSyd, AAV, ARC lastavantgarde.com.au). Madeleine was also awarded the inaugural Stella Young Award from Arts Access Victoria (2018) and the inaugural National Leadership Award from Arts Access Australia (2019).