Someone New

Someone New

By Someone New
The official podcast of Someone New Theatre Company, based in Geelong, Victoria. We are a group of actors, writers and directors, trying to make the world a brighter place by giving new talent a voice.
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“The Hound” | J. McAteer
(18 mins) For all of our fans of horror and the ominous, today’s podcast is a reading of H P Lovecraft’s 1922 short story, “The Hound”. The story follows two grave robbers, and their encounter with an eldritch canine guardian. Read by the wonderful J. McAteer.
18:26
August 4, 2020
“The Ugly Duckling” | R. O’Connor
(20 mins) Welcome back to the Someone New podcast! We’re reading old stories and fables, and today we have a reading of the original fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, in which an ugly ‘duckling’ tries to find his way in the world.
20:01
July 28, 2020
“Rapunzel” | Once Upon a Time
(9 mins) Our month of new texts and voices is done, but we’ve still got our submissions coming in! So please welcome the talent that is taking part in our new project: Once Upon a Time! We’re making a series of fairytales for all ages, classics and obscures, with the excellent voices that we’re fortunate to know. For this first instalment, please welcome Emma Wood, with her reading of the classic Grimm’s tale, “Rapunzel”.
08:58
May 29, 2020
One Month In | Trying Something New
We’re thirty one days in, 30 episodes in, 400 viewers in, and we wanted to take this time to thank and congratulate all of our contributors and supporters!
01:48
April 19, 2020
“Childe Roland”, “Lent” and “The Dawning Light” | Poems
We’re in for a poetry treat today, with readings of poems old and new: first up, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” by Robert Browning, read by Ryan O’Connor, and then Jonathan Lukins recites “Sonnet #10: Len[t]” by Samuel Giddy and “The Dawning Light” by Joseph Chapman. Enjoy!
13:55
April 16, 2020
“Crepuscular Moons” | Short Play
Today’s podcast is a wonderful and fun short play: “Crepuscular Moons”, by Kaia Constanza! A short and silly play about magic and botany, voiced by Joanna Lusty and Ryan O’Connor. Enjoy!
10:42
April 15, 2020
“Towards Sincerity”, “Lucifer’s Tale”, and “The Cats of Ulthar” | Readings
Today’s podcast is a collection of readings: a rendition of the sonnet, “Towards Sincerity” by Samuel Giddy, read by Esther Wong; a monologue entitled “Lucifer’s Tale”, from Things My Mother Never Told Me by Leo Taylor, read by James Bowman; and a reading of “The Cats of Ulthar” by H P Lovecraft, delivered by Jonathon McAteer. Enjoy!
14:08
April 14, 2020
Three Weeks In | Trying Something New
Whoo! We’re three weeks in, and with over 300 listens - it’s a nice little milestone before we pack up for Easter break! This is just a short message today, to say thank you to all of our contributors, listeners, and supporters. You’ve made these dark days brighter.
01:13
April 10, 2020
“A Sense of Time”, “Love Poem II” and “Customer Review” | Collection
A treat before the Easter break: a story, told from the perspective of the senses (“A Sense of Time” by Hayden Brice, performed by Jonathan Lukins), a poem about love and self-worth (“Love Poem II” by Alex Medland, read by Liana Skewes), and the account of dog going to Heaven (“Customer Review” by Joanna Lusty and Ryan O’Connor). Enjoy!
16:33
April 9, 2020
“Early Morning Rainbows” and “Beethoven’s Death Mask” | Readings
We have two guest authors today: Leo Taylor with “Early Morning Rainbows, an excerpt from his play “Things My Mother Never Told Me”, read by Jonathan Lukins, and Peter Symons with his short story, “Beethoven’s Death Mask”, read by Tyler Wood. Enjoy!
18:21
April 8, 2020
“The Curse-Breaker” and “Dagon” | Readings
Here’s a treat for our listeners: two short stories, one new and one old, on a similar theme. All enjoyers of the mystical and the eldritch, harken! The first, “The Curse-Breaker” by Ryan O’Connor, is read by James Bowman, and the second, “Dagon”, the 1917 short story by H P Lovecraft, is read by Jonathon McAteer. Enjoy!
22:48
April 7, 2020
“A Princess, A Pea” | Monologue
Today’s podcast is a reading of the monologue entitled “A Princess, A Pea”, a retelling of the fairytale of almost the same name - from a different perspective. Written by Janet Brown, and read by Liana Skewes. Enjoy!
19:55
April 6, 2020
“How Inconvenient” | Write or Wrong? Winner
Congratulations to Sarah Fernee, the winner of our WRITE OR WRONG? scriptwriting competition and the author of this short play, “How Inconvenient”, the story of two tyrants who can’t stand to look at each other (and are definitely not attracted to each other!) Performed by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor, Gracie Rogers, and Tyler Wood.
18:54
April 2, 2020
“Welcome and Congratulations” and more! | Collection
Today’s episode features a short play, “Welcome and Congratulations” by Joanna Lusty, read by Jonathan Lukins and Esther Wong, and a collection of short poems written and read by Liana Skewes. Enjoy!
13:47
April 2, 2020
“Facing East” | Short Play
A full reading of the one-act play, “Facing East”, about a convict spending his last night on earth before his execution with a priest. Written by Ryan O’Connor. Performed by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor, and Gracie Rogers
15:03
March 31, 2020
“An Analysis...” & “With a Whimper” | Scenes
Today, we have two short scenes from two plays, both written by Ryan O’Connor. The first, “An Analysis on the Effect of Audience Participation on Contemporary Theatre” is read by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor and Gracie Rogers, and the second, an excerpt from “With a Whimper”, is read by Abbey Bull, Courtney Holt, and Patrick Ryan, with sound effect by Rachel Dwyer. Enjoy!
14:55
March 30, 2020
“Oceans, Castles, and the Reaper” | Readings
Our first episode of the new format: today’s podcast is all dramatic readings. First is “Oceanic Palette” by Jonathan Lukins, read by Esther Wong, followed by “The Castle” by Ryan O’Connor, and lastly “The Grim Reaper” by Joanna Lusty, read by James Bowman. Three short stories by aspiring writers, each of different genres! Enjoy!
16:12
March 29, 2020
One Week In | Trying Something New
We’re one week in to our podcast, and the situation outside our doors only seems to be getting worse. So this is a call-out, and a statement, and a thank-you. We’re going to keep creating; you should too.
01:58
March 26, 2020
“Demons Dance” (Poem) | J. Lukins
A reading of the ballad, “Demons Dance” by Ryan O’Connor, based on the short story “Demons Dance in Supernovas”. A mariner falls into a black hole and meets the Devil, slumbering there. Reading by Jonathan Lukins.
03:37
March 26, 2020
“The Phoenix and the Turtle” | R. O’Connor
A reading of the poem “The Phoenix and the Turtle” by William Shakespeare, a love story about the relationship between two unlikely birds. Read by Ryan O’Connor.
03:01
March 25, 2020
“Love Is and Isn’t” | J. Lusty, R. O’Connor
A short sketch by Joanna Lusty and Ryan O’Connor. About what love is, and isn’t, based on their experiences.
02:41
March 25, 2020
“The Passing” | J. Bowman
A dramatic reading of the short story “The Passing” by Jonathon McAteer. A couple driving encounter the Eldritch on their drive home. Read by James Bowman.
15:16
March 24, 2020
“A Name in the Sand” | R. O’Connor
A reading of the poem “A Name in the Sand” by Hannah Flagg Gould, about what we have and what we leave behind. Read by Ryan O’Connor.
01:26
March 24, 2020
“Chalkboard Learning” | J. Lusty
A reading of the short story “Chalkboard Learning” by Gracie Rogers. A little girl discovers writing, and the Adventures if Big Nose. Read by Joanna Lusty.
06:42
March 23, 2020
“Randy’s Monologue” | A. Gilding, R. O’Connor
An excerpt from “Fatal Attraction”, by R. O’Connor. Randy waxes lyrical about the philosophy behind his friend dating the Grim Reaper. Performed by Adam Gilding and Ryan O’Connor.
02:56
March 23, 2020
“Divine Statistics” | J. Lukins
An excerpt from “Angels and Daemons”, by Ryan O’Connor. A short monologue about numbers, statistics, and the Almighty’s sense of humour. Read by Jonathan Lukins.
02:59
March 22, 2020
“Distress Signal” | J. McAteer, X. McAteer
[Explicit] An engineer on a deep-space mission has locked himself in the closet, which isn’t cause for alarm at all. Is it? Performed by Jonathon McAteer and Xanthe McAteer. Written by Ryan O’Connor.
07:00
March 22, 2020
“The Ash At The End” | R. O’Connor
A reading of the short story “The Ash At The End” by Jonathon McAteer. A man awakes in the night, trapped by sleep paralysis, hunted by a nightmare. Read by Ryan O’Connor.
06:49
March 22, 2020
“The Fey-Folk Appeared” | J. Lusty
A short poem about the merge between our world and mythical isle, Avalon. Read by Joanna Lusty. Written by Ryan O’Connor.
01:21
March 21, 2020
“What Good We Do” | J. Lusty, R. O’Connor, G. Rogers
(Explicit) A young black knight guards the bridge to a small village, waylaying exactly one (1) knight, the legendary Sir Faramond the Fair. Performed by Joanna Lusty, Ryan O’Connor and Gracie Rogers. Written by Ryan O’Connor.
15:26
March 20, 2020
“Demons Dance in Supernovas” | R. O’Connor
A reading of a short story entitled “Demons Dance in Supernovas” by Ryan O’Connor. A cosmic mariner ventured out into deep space, and falls into a black hole, where he meets the devil. Read by Ryan O’Connor.
07:13
March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020
00:30
March 20, 2020
Introduction | Trying Something New
A quick introduction to the new Someone New podcasting platform, and an encouragement to all of the artists in our lives - you’re doing great, keep going!
01:04
March 19, 2020