COMING IN 2021 . . . 

We wouldn’t normally announce a work-in-progress but this one’s special. Alana Valentine has been making work with communities for decades but for this show she needs your help. Alana’s mother and stepfather were married at Wayside Chapel when she was just a little girl. That’s her there in the picture.

Now Alana wants to hear from anyone who was married at Wayside and has a story to share. She’ll be interviewing people and conducting community forums throughout 2020 and building their stories into a new work exploring the radical contribution of this mighty little chapel on a Kings Cross side street for a world premiere at another rag tag organisation in a Surry Hills side street…

RSVP for the first community forum at Wayside Chapel at 6.30pm 21 January 2020 or register your story below.


RSVP Reading 21 Jan 2020

The first community forum in which Alana will speak discuss the project and listen to people’s stories will take place at 6.30pm 21 January 2020, at  Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross. The forum is a free event but we would appreciate your RSVP in advance so we can ensure there is enough space for everyone.

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Tell Us Your Story

As part of Alana’s process of developing Wayside Bride she wants to hear from anyone who was married at, or who has a connection to a marriage at Wayside Chapel. Tell your story below and it will be sent to Alana. Feel free to attach any photos or documents you feel might be useful.

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I am willing to be interviewed by the Playwright.

Terms and Conditions: Participants understand that by uploading material to this website they grant permission for the material (story and photos only) to be published on the site and archived for future reference. If and when the material is used in the proposed stage play, or a follow up interview is sought, participants will be asked to sign a specific release form allowing the writer to present their story in this context.

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Tell us your wedding story here (500 word limit):

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