Plant a seed and it will grow


WAGS photo shoot of Sarah Callaway, Brittney Wicks and Anne Gallen ahead of Dally M’s. Picture: Dylan Robinson *** EMBARGOED UNTIL September 23 ***

By David Mamet

Presented by The Maltman Lab

Plant a seed and it will grow.


Carol is a university student who is struggling to understand the syllabus. She seeks help from John, her Professor, who is close to securing tenure. John is a passionate man who loves his job and who wants to inspire his students through his own recently published book. As Carol and John meet, a power struggle ensues and accusations of sexual exploitation fly….but what is really going on and who is right?

Written by American writer David Mamet, OLEANNA is a controversial play exploring power and gender. Opening on White Ribbon Day, The Maltman Lab presents OLEANNA to shine a spotlight on domestic violence and spark a conversation about this issue prevalent in so many lives.

A proportion of ticket sales will be donated to White Ribbon. Tickets only available online.

Performance Dates and Times

– 7pm, Friday 25 November White Ribbon Day
– 7pm, Saturday 26 November
– 7pm, Sunday 27 November

The performance is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Lock-out applies. No late admittance once the performance has commenced.

Warning: This production contains sexual and violent themes, which may offend some viewers.

Join us for Q&A after each performance

In the foyer after each performance, hear from the cast, White Ribbon Ambassadors, staff and students from University of New South Wales and industry professionals.

Cast and Creatives

Starring Heather Maltman and Jerry Retford
Directed by Jerry Retford
Assistant Directors Rosie Niven and Andrew Signor
Sound Design by Louise Reilly
Lighting Design by Vanessa Gregoriou and Liam Jarvis
Produced by The Maltman Lab and Jane Eastwood
Assistant Producers Zac Bush and Sophie Johnston


Thank you to our generous supporters: SRC of University of New South Wales, NUTS NSW Uni Theatrical Society, White Ribbon.

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc New York.


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