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WINNER -  Best New Australian Play Award (Redfest Dramafest 2013)


​​Are you seeking

  • An in-expensive production with a small cast size?

  • Roles that are educational & challenging?

  • Minimal Props?

  • Directorial Freedom?

  • A fully flexible, entertaining and fundraising production that gives back to the community and the world?


​is the combination of 2 works both created whilst the author and composer were undergoing cancer treatments.  The project's aim is to enable community groups to collaborate on a performance to entertain, educate, start conversations, have fun and raise funds for Cancer Research.  We are proud to be authorised by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) and recognise the contribution of Griffith University in the development of our Audience information handouts.   


is currently the subject of a documentary film thanks to 100 Acts of Kindness Films.  Research and narration has been completed and the next production of the project will be featured in the documentary to capture the experiences of cast, crew and audiences.  

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Original Production Cast for the one-act play Powerfully Fragile (now The Silk Rags Project)
'The Silk Rags Project' is proudly supporting the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).
L-R: Briohne Sykes (scriptwriter), Dee Handyside (composer) hand over the Silk Rags Project to Professor Ian Brown, Chief Executive of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF)
Briohne Sykes, Scriptwriter for 'The Silk Rags Project'.
The original one-act play "Powerfully Fragile" by Briohne Sykes which is now the script for the mini-musical 'The Silk Rags Project'
Dee Handyside, Composer for 'The Silk Rags Project'.
The original CD soundtrack 'Genetic' by Dee Handyside which is now the soundtrack to 'The Silk Rags Project'.  Artwork by Lisa Miller-Gage.