by Donald Margulies
CHAIKA THEATRE / ACT HUB
DIRECTOR / DESIGNER Luke Rogers
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Caitlin Baker
STAGE MANAGER Sophia Carlton
PHOTOGRAPHY Jane Duong
"With insightful skill, director Luke Rogers charts a carefully orchestrated and deliberately timed air of ups and downs and twists and turns as two intriguing personalities test the waters of a shift in their relationship… The performances by both actors provide a mesmerising master class in acting. … The direction is perfectly executed… Collected Stories is must-see theatre." – Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle
"Very well-directed by Luke Rogers… Watching these two top performers playing it is a treat in itself." – Len Power, Canberra Critics Circle
Grad student Lisa is thrilled to be under the tutelage of her literary idol, Ruth Steiner. Over the years, Lisa becomes Ruth’s personal assistant and gradually her friend, as Ruth helps her hone her writing abilities. But as Lisa’s career begins to flourish and Ruth’s begins to fade, can the tenuous relationship between mentor and mentee survive ambition, rivalry, and eventual betrayal?
Collected Stories explores the complicated relationship between two independent women as they struggle to define what, if anything, is off-limits in art.