Brooklyn Runaways is a newly formed production company dedicated to presenting new works and cabarets, as well as interpreting and updating existing works for a modern audience.
Founded in 2018 by Melissa David and Brandon Pape, two New York City transplants who recently arrived in Melbourne and hope to continue pursuing their love of nurturing fresh voices in the theatre and performance community.
Stay tuned for announcements about our inaugural 2019 Season!
from: new York, For: him
A ROM-COM CABARET
written and performed by MELISSA DAVID
brought to you by Trump's immigration mess
7-9 march, 2019
adelaide fringe festival
La Bohème (36 Grote St)
After a successful run at Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club, FROM: NEW YORK, FOR: HIM
is being remounted at the Adelaide Fringe for three performances only!
Melissa David grew up the daughter of hippies in San Francisco and was pursuing a career as an actress in New York City when she met an Australian in London. Their coupling seemed like the stuff of dreams - complete with a wedding in Central Park - until her husband found himself unable to re-enter the USA during Trump's immigration fiasco, forcing her to choose between love and career. Their story will appeal to the romantic in all of us, as well as those who know what it’s like to experience the highs and lows of doing whatever it takes to be with the one you love.
Accompanied by acclaimed drag provocateur Peppy Smears, experience Melissa's journey through comedic insights and a stunning songbook of classics by Carole King, Whitney Houston, and Cher as she explores the sacrifices and rewards that come with following your heart.