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"Never has the power of love, kindness and connection to fellow human beings felt more important in breaking the ties of social isolation." Australian Stage
It was only when Jodee was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised her whole family were Deaf. Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal story exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.
Personal is a solo live art performance exploring Jodee’s personal experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family. Auslan is her first language and English is her second language. Through the use of a digital interpreter and multimedia devices, Personal is presented in both of Jodee’s native languages.
“Personal illuminates the parallel universe of Jodee Mundy’s childhood with aching truth, using the utterly compelling home videos of her mum to show a world as familiar as salt and as distant as the furthest planet.” Sue Giles, Artistic Director of Polyglot Theatre
Running time: 60 minutes no interval
Set in the Victorian seaside town of Sorrento, the play revolves around three sisters, reunited after 10 years apart and again feeling the constraints of family life.
A semi-autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions and dramas that eventuate.
The play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false.
“…a heart-warming tale of one family’s struggle with loyalty and self expression… onstage performances were exemplary.” Courier Mail
“This is a real Australian family in a real Australian setting, a gentle psychological thriller that no Australian should miss.” Adelaide Theatre Guide
“ all the actors... formed a team of great strength, lifting the play off the stage and into our heads and hearts.” Canberra Times
HOTEL SORRENTO WRITTEN BY HANNIE RAYSON
Running time: 110 minutes including interval
Playwright - Hannie Rayson
Producer – Christine Harris
Director – Denny Lawrence
Some stories are more powerful than others. He’s worried his isn’t powerful enough. A young man sits alone on stage. He looks like us. He sounds like us. Yet he asks us to join him on an unimaginably alien journey into his recent past.
“I had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that I thought I’d never be warm again. They ask me why I left my country – for dates, times, reasons... but it’s buried. They say I’m telling lies but that’s not what I am doing.”
Both an intimate character study and an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Elegy fuses precision performance, an affecting soundscape and visual poetry to lure us into a playful, theatrical, humorous and personal world to reveal a story as powerful as it is true.
Winner: 2011 Edinburgh Fringe First Award
Winner: 2012 Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award
Nominated: Two 2012 Off West End Awards
Running Time: 50 minutes no interval
Warnings: Adult Themes, M16+
Written by: Douglas Rintoul
Directed by: John Kachoyan
Composed by: Russell Goldsmith
Designed by: Rob Sowinski and Bryn Cullen
Performed by: Gareth Reeves
Produced by: John Kachoyan and Lyall Brooks
Why this story? The surgeon was actually Michaels’ great-great-grandfather – James William Henry Veitch. A story repeatedly told to Michael all his young life by his own father he has carried it and explored it all these years. With pieces of music from the era performed by Michael’s son, there will be the web of four generations of Veitch on stage. This is truly a family story.
Running time: 70 minutes, no interval
Swing Man sends Damian on a journey back to the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his path – a fracas at a Bush Dance, unrequited love at Ballroom Dancing, and the revelation that as a 17 year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to Swing dance by the time he is 51.
‘Lindy Hop’ on down to watch the three-time Barry Award nominee ‘Shag’ his way through his ‘Boogie Woogie’ midlife crisis.
Running time: 60 minutes, no interval
Warning: Mild coarse language and adult content, recommended for people aged 16+ years.