Kurt Phelan

This is play in 1 act. The seed of which is trying to understand systemic misuse of power throughout history. A multi multi-hyphenate 90mins complete with its own comic book.
Project Status:in development, seeking production
Project Description:

Spiderman//Hamlet is a play about being stuck in the middle. A life-battle between two worlds. Right and wrong, up and down, good and evil and what we do with the power that each of us individually holds. Be it looks, brains, or privilege

Earth is in flux and under a great time of change. As the noise grows louder and our history builds, we need a HERO.
Someone to ask the hard questions.
Someone to explore our shared histories and find out the real narrative.
Someone with a face that can be trusted,

Surrendering power is sometimes a way to win the battle, but at what cost? In a system that oppresses future heros, do you speak up for the good of others or stay powerless, trapped in the middle.

Well, what is your power and how do you use it?
In making this play, I hope all theatre gowers, from all walks of life, will leave thinking...
"With _____ Power, comes _______ Responsibility"


Kurt immigrated from Australia in late 2019. Since a young age he has been involved in a wide range of theatre and film as an actor and theatrical content creator.

As a writer, His credits include the full length plays A Nightmare on Love Street (Adelaide Fringe), The Bitter End (Midsumma) and The Returned a play funded and created on behalf of the Australian Defence Force. He has also written and toured his solo cabaret shows Louder Than Words, Cheap as Chips and Phelan Groovy, which saw his NYC debut at Don’t Tell Mama in 2016, to a sell-out season.

Kurt was part of the original team that created the (then) broadway-bound musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, before he established 2 independent companies Little Ones and Arthur. Choreographing and collaborating, with state companies such as, Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company, whilst under the artistic direction of Cate Blanchett. Such works include Twelfth Night, The Myth Projects- Twin, The Mesh, Dangerous Liaisons, Boys of Sondheim, Salome, Psycho Beach Party, Women of Troy, Sands of..?, Sounds, Show me now, Boys Will Be Boys and Bright World.

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My creative process is...

I am a huge lover of collaboration. This piece has no limits in my mind. Only that it is being told with the one mind, or focus. Both onstage and off.
As a writer I love to see my scripts take new shape and by trusting the collaborating team, I can watch my words become something I've not dreamed of.

My process right now, is to find the perfect director and producer and then start to explore the possibilities of the more fantastical side of the story. At each stage revising and rewriting until I can truly step away. Especially if I am to act in it. Step away completely and enjoy the ride of how great we can make this play.

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