Dolores is a conversation between two sisters, whose lives are controlled, and voices silenced by the ones that they love most. Both women live with this hardship in very different ways. It takes one final act of violence to remind them that their bond as sisters could be a source for change.

With Edwina Samuels and Millie Samuels


Directed by Julia Patey

Julia Patey is a director and theatremaker. Her work as a director includes: Moonchild (ATYP / we make theatre); When Am I Gonna Be What I'm Gonna Be (Rock Surfers / we make theatre) I'm Sorry We No Longer Sell Bath Bombs. (City of Sydney / Earlwood Farm), Cleansed in Blood (The Old Fitz), The Hand of Time (Adelaide Fringe / Edinburgh Fringe) Burnt by Jane Williamson (The Blue Room Theatre / Summer Nights) Stockholm by Bryony Lavery (Charles Sturt University). As a playwright, her work includes: Sure, The Voices Project: Between Us. (ATYP, ABC Radio National) You're The One That I Want, After Me Comes The Flood (ATYP Fresh Ink). As Assistant Director: Scenes From A Marriage (Queensland Theatre), Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui (Sydney Theatre Company) A Town Named Warboy, Spur of the Moment (ATYP). The Magic Hour. (Performing Lines WA). Julia was selected for Playwriting Australia’s 2015 Directors' Studio, ATYP’s Fresh Ink Playwriting Programme, 2014 National Studio Participant (Bundanon). She is a  ArtStart Recipient & 2013 Blair Milan Scholarship Recipient.  Julia trained in Theatre/Media at Charles Sturt University and currently runs a theatre company with her 13-year-old creative collaborator Scarlett Waters. They are called we make theatre.

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Produced by Phoebe Lane

Whilst Phoebe Lane is also a performer – she hosts a national children’s television programme, Imagination Train, and has recently performed guest roles on Rake – she also leads a double life in production and events management. From 2015-2017 Phoebe worked at Opera Australia in their Major Projects Team as Production & Company Coordinator, managing the needs of all performers and creatives in each production. Since October 2017, Phoebe has worked on New Years Eve with City of Sydney, and Sydney Festival’s exhibition Jurassic Plastic. Phoebe has previously produced a number of short films, including ­­Jackie from Pied Piper Films. Phoebe also studied B.A Communications (Theatre/Media) at Charles Sturt University, and went on to complete a postgraduate Honours Research thesis in Children's Theatre performance in Northern Thailand. Phoebe is a self-confessed spreadsheet lover, children's theatre addict, and cheese joke aficionado.