Welcome to 2018. I’m not going to lie, time is short so why waste it on pretending. But, I’ve got to tell you that I am very excited. I have just finished working on my new website and blog. I tried hard to cover a lot of what I do on this site, which is a little bit of everything. I hear you saying, ‘yeah cool, so you do a lot things but are you the master of anything?’ Well, I think I’m the master of my own mind but even that’s debatable these days. But, what I’m good at, directing, writing or acting, is not for me to decide. I’ll leave that decision to you after you checkout my shinny new website.
I gotta tell you, at the end of 2017 I was hit with the worst case of seasonal holiday blues on record. It felt like a truck doing two hundred on the Bolte had knocked me down. I’d spent months putting together a Melbourne Fringe show called ‘Love Kills 2017’ about relationship breakups. I worked with some really fine actors, great writers and good stories. Each night I performed a piece called ‘Confide in Me’ which I’d written, about the end of my ten year relationship. I had expected it to be a liberating experience in some way, saw myself flying out of the abyss of a bust-up and standing tall on stage as a survivor, wearing a badge of honour. Storm trouper and Noel the crowd pleaser, telling the truth about love, warts and all. How wrong can you be? Instead of feeling liberated, I stood backstage full of dissatisfaction. After each show an audience member would tell me ‘Noel you were really terrific. really strong’. But, inside I felt I needed more. Over the months that followed, I realised that art for me is an ever changing thing, and that somehow I had moved on from my own love story without even knowing it, to reenact an event that had changed my perception of love forever, just wasn’t enough for me. It needed to validate who I was now also, it couldn’t live as memory. So, between the holiday Christmas blues and the validation I craved after a successful season of ‘Love Kills 2017’ I started working on this brand new website. Now that we’re acquainted, I hope you’ll drop by regularly to say hello.
Have a safe and happy start to 2018. Cheers Noel Anderson xx
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Meet writer/director/producer/performer - Noel Anderson started acting as a teenager and once was the stand-in for Hollywood film star William Holden (Noel at the time was the same shirt size and height as Holden) star of the classic 'Sunset Boulevard'. Noel completed NIDA's Playwright Studio in 1996 and his written work includes: Germ Warfare (Bondi Pavilion, Sydney), Kylie Kastle Throws a Party - an educational piece performed in schools across Australia, Sammy and Dave (Stables Theatre, Sydney) and The Carer (Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney). In 2008, Noel’s short play Pulling Out won 'best writing & best production' Pink Shorts (Gasworks, Melbourne) and in 2012 his work featured in 'Love Letters' at the Melbourne Arts Centre. In 2013 Noel’s play Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes of Fame played to sellout crowds at La Mama Courthouse, returning 2015 to the Jewish Museum of Australia along-side Warhol’s exhibition 'Geniuses - Famous Jews of the 20th Century'. Other work includes the musical Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets (Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne) and his play on the AIDS epidemic, Dark Victory (Playtime finalist Midsumma Festival 2016). Noel has directed over 50 theatre productions. These include Oliver (Gold Coast Performing Arts Complex), Arthur Miller's 'Two Way Mirror' & Sylvia Plath's 'Letters Home' (Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney) and 'Especes Menacees' performed completely in French (MFTC). Moving to film, Noel worked on the first-ever Australian aboriginal sitcom for SBS, 'The Masters' and in the past twelve months, directed the web/TV series 'Next' season 1 & 2 (Foxtel, Apple TV, We-Are TV) and the music video 'Travellers in Time' filmed at Bakehouse Studios (12,000 views on YouTube). Noel is a member of Melbourne Writer's Social Group and his story 'Unfinished Symphony' is featured in MWSG Anthology 2017. Noel has 8000 followers on social media who he reckons all 'believe in the power of pop music and Campbell's Soup' just like him.
Noel Anderson invites you to Love Kills 2017 as he performs his own breakup story, the 'Kylie' pop-tastic 'Confide in Me'. Does your relationship make you feel like you've been reassigned on YouTube? More info: www.noelanderson2014.com or Twitter @Randyandy42
Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes of Fame available @ https://australianplays.org/script/ASC-1542
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