Elizabeth Morris The Director
Elizabeth (Liz) Morris is a seasoned and talented performer and is celebrating 42 years with the Villanova Players. She has appeared in many shows with VPs, the Young TN Company, API Theatre and Brisbane Arts Theatre over the years, Some memorable roles include Emma in Kid Stakes (2013) and Other Times (2014), Pearl in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (2015),
Leonata in Much Ado About Nothing (2017) and before that as Moley in The Wind in the Willows (2017).
Liz's first directing experience with VPs was co-directing Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (2016) and she also co-directed Ladies in Black (2019). She also directed Steel Magnolias (2018).
Liz has recently been President and is a Life member of Villanova Players and in her spare time, looks after her fur-child, the infamous TomTom.

Hannie Rayson The Playwright
Hannie Rayson is an award-winning Australian playwright and columnist known for writing plays about social issues.

Her works include Hotel Sorrento, which won several prizes, and she was the recipient of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award in 1996 and has won Victorian and New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards and the Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work.

She is the only playwright ever to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Award, for Life After George.

Her other plays include: Scenes from a Separation (written with Andrew Bovell), Competitive Tenderness, Inheritance, The Glass Soldier, The Swimming Club and Extinction. Her TV writing credits include Sloth (ABC, Seven Deadly Sins) and some episodes of Sea Change(ABC/Artists Services).

I hate being forty! The chances of being kissed passionately at a tram stop are so... remote.