life after productions is collectively run by Jordan Shea, Liz Hobart and Alexander Lee-Rekers. The company focuses on developing, producing and workshopping new work by emerging writers, with emphasis on creating theatre that examines the contemporary issues of our world through focused, nuanced storytelling - the epic via the intimate.
Productions include: Snap Season by Liz Hobart (Sydney Fringe 2017 at Erskineville Town Hall), Cage by Jordan Shea (FreshWorks 2018 at Old 505 Theatre) and The Divorce Party by Liz Hobart (FreshWorks 2019 at Old 505 Theatre).
JORDAN SHEA is a first generation Asian-Australian playwright, producer, uncle and teacher. A graduate of the VCA's MA (Writing for Performance), he has had plays developed, performed and read with STC, Old 505 Theatre, CAAP, Old Fitz, ATYP, KXT and Q Theatre. He was the inaugural Old 505 Resident Playwright, and recipient of a Q Lab residency. He has been nominated for the Brentwood Prize (Royal Exchange), shortlisted twice for the MTC Next Stage residency, and twice for the ATYP Foundation Commission. Directorial credits: Snap Season (life after productions/Sydney Fringe Festival), The Stalls (Melbourne Fringe Festival/Arts House Victoria), The Shape of Things (JST Productions/Sydney Fringe Festival), Keating! The Musical (Birdie Productions). Jordan is one of the co-writers of Boundary Road (bontom/Old 505), his next work, Kasama Kita, will be produced by Aya Productions as part of Belvoir's 25A Downstairs season. He's currently attaining his M.Ed (Secondary: Drama/English), whilst lecturing on Australian Drama & Creative Writing. Uncle credits include Quinn.
LIZ HOBART is a writer for both stage and screen. After graduating with a BA (Writing) from Macquarie University, she went on to complete a MFA in Writing for Performance at NIDA. While at NIDA, Liz wrote feature screenplay The Trove (NIDA grad reading) and co-wrote a musical adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo (NIDA grad production), amongst other projects. In 2017, Liz participated in the National Studio with ATYP and her play Snap Season was staged at the Sydney Fringe. She then developed Dot and the Kangaroo at the VCA, and her 2018 productions included Intersection 2018: Chrysalis (ATYP, published by Currency Press), The Divorce Party (Old 505 – RapidReads 2018) and Lie With Me (Old 505). Productions in 2019 include The Divorce Party, staged at the Old 505 as part of FreshWorks, and BETTY BREAKS OUT which will feature in the KXT Popupstairs season this August/September.
ALEXANDER LEE-REKERS is a writer, director and composer. He is a graduate of AFTRS, University of Sydney and NIDA—where he completed a Masters in Writing for Performance under Stephen Sewell. Recent credits include: as Director: Countess Bathory (Tatler), Thirteen Debts (NIDA grad presentation), Scratches (short), Port’s End (short); as musical director: The Chapel Perilous (New Theatre); as dramaturg: Dancing With Drip Poles (Yellow Umbrella), Ollie And The Minotaur (Tatler) Love, Me (Old 505), Snap Season (Sydney Fringe), The Ethics of Paediatric Haircut (Bondi Feast), There Will Be A Climax (NIDA); as writer: The Last Long Walk In The Dark (ATYP), Intersection: Chrysalis (ATYP/Griffin), The Van De Maar Papers (An Assorted Few), Hanging With (Disney Channel), and co-creator of There Will Be A Climax (An Assorted Few).