You have to be sneaky to find the truth. Charlie Manson knew this. His Family knew this. The person next to you probably knows this. Maybe you do too. Come down to Sneakyville. It’s a hell of a trip.
Sneakyville is a new work from award-winning playwright Christopher Bryant that explores and eviscerates our cultural obsession with serial killers by examining the impact and legacy of one of the most infamous international figures of the twentieth century, Charles Manson.
Enormous in scale and brutal in commentary, it’s a play that demands to be heard. Sneakyville was developed throughout 2014 and 2015 as Bryant’s graduate piece for NIDA, through US-A-UM’s ‘Play By Play’ programme with Imara Savage as director & dramaturge. Sneakyville tracks the murderous legacy across continents and decades, from California in the 60s to Melbourne in 2018, showing how the ripple effect of male violence continues through time.
- Black Comedy
- 120 minutes
- 4 female, 2 male
- 1 role is gender neutral - the role of Charles Manson can be played by any gender or race - someone with dynamism, just preferably not an old white male.
- teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre