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Photo: Red Stitch


2020: presented by Red Stitch Theatre, 11 March to 12 April (postponed due to COVID-19)

2018: selected for Red Stitch Theatre’s INK program

2017-19: development and presentation

Creative team


Writer Michele Lee

Director Bagryana Popov

Dramaturg Emilie Collyer

Set and Costume Romanie Harper

Lighting Rachel Lee

Sound Elissa Goodrich

Stage Manager Rain Shadrach

Assistant Stage Manager Lowana van Dorssen

Performers Jem Lai, Caroline Lee and Andrea Swifte


Writer Michele Lee

Directors Bridget Balodis and Bagryana Popov

Dramaturg Emilie Collyer

Performers Jing Xuan Chan, Ra Chapman, Jem Lai, Caroline Lee, Andrea Swifte, Sarah Sutherland



Full length play, stage




Set in the sanitised grunge of Collingwood, Single Ladies is a buddy story of lone women in the city told over the course of a day.

Anne, Lilike and Rachel are from different generations and backgrounds and hold different allegiances to their neighbourhood, but a chance happening outside Coles sets them on the path to an improbable friendship.

With research and development support from Creative Yarra and the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre INK program.

You can also listen to the companion pieces, the Single ladies now audio monologues.


Development: City of Yarra Creative Yarra program, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre INK program

Presentation: Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre

Publisher: Currency Press