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Ash Flanders Ash Flanders i(A131860 works by)
Also writes as: Sisters Grimm
Gender: Male
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'Ash Flanders graduated from the Ballarat Arts Academy (formerly BAPA) in 2002. For the next two years he toured Australia with theatre-in-education company Brainstorm Productions (2003-2004). In 2007 he performed Adam Cass' one-man play 'I Love You Bro', which then toured to the Malthouse, the Spiegeltent, London's Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival where Ash was nominated for Best Male Actor.'

Source: Sisters Grimm website,
Sighted: 22/03/2010

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

shortlisted For 'Playing to Win'.

Awards for Works

Calpurnia Descending 2014 single work drama

''Calpurnia Descending' sends up the dangers of fame with the tale of Beverly Dumont – a reclusive, drunken, Depression-era Broadway washout. Beverly limps towards obscurity until a naive ingénue appears offering a final shot at glory. It’s the role of a lifetime, but the chalice soon proves poisoned and both women are drawn into a world of paranoia, sleaze and bloody, unrelenting ambition.

'The latest work from queer ‘DIY’ theatre duo Sisters Grimm ('The Sovereign Wife', 'Little Mercy') stars the inimitable Paul Capsis ('Angela’s Kitchen') and Ash Flanders. Rich in wit and piercing cultural critique, this fabulously entertaining work takes two of Australia’s finest male actresses and ignites a backstage Battle Royale.' (Source: Malthouse website)

2015 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play
The Sovereign Wife 2013 single work drama

'Moira and Connor O’Flaherty leave County Mayo for a better life in the Australian goldfields. But all they find in the harsh soil of Ballarat is poverty and heartbreak. As the Eureka flag is raised, Moira makes a terrible pact in order to save her family. The effects of this one night will be felt for generations.

'Spanning one hundred and fifty years of toil, hardship, and devastating et cetera, 'The Sovereign Wife' is one woman’s epic journey across our sunburnt country – from country Victoria all the way to the Simpson Desert. Taking inspiration from The Man From Snowy River, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, and the spellbinding artwork of Ken Done, it is a wild bush-doof through our national identity.

'After vivisecting the Civil-War melodrama (Summertime in the Garden of Eden) and Evil-Child horror films (Little Mercy), DIY drag–theatre troupe SISTERS GRIMM are set to tackle their biggest challenge yet: the Great Australian Frontier Epic.

2013 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing : Theatre - Independent
Summertime in the Garden of Eden 2012 single work drama

'"The South will fall, and so will her pride... ...In the greatest love story ever told." Georgia. 1861. A faded Southern belle returns to the family plantation after ten years away from home. But where has she been? Why did she run? And what secrets are buried in the ol' greenhouse? A sweeping romance, set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.'

Source: (Sighted 20/02/2012).

2013 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Costume Design in an Independent Production Awarded to Marg Horwell
2013 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Stage Design in an Independent Production Awarded to Marg Horwell
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