Friday, May 04, 2018

The Sound of Waiting

photo credit: Phil Erbacher
Heavy material, performed with unrelenting emotion, the Sound of Waiting was a poignant, magic-realist work on refugee experience, evoking the terror of homeland and the battle against the odds on a fatal approach to Australia. Written by Mary-Anne Butler and directed by Suzanne Periera this work explored  the strength of the will to survive and how far the human spirit will extend when there is no alternative option. It was a privilege to be part of a work of such political importance which reached large audiences with great reviews.  It was my first endeavour with Darlinghurst Theatre in their process of intense psychological questioning of the line between the actor and reality particularly for lead actor and child refugee, Reza Momenzada.
The projection design was a single front projection onto a semi-circular, retracting tule curtain with floating panels of grey gauze behind.

Darlinghurst Theatre, Eternity Playhouse
31st March - 22nd April 2018
http://www.darlinghursttheatre.com/whats-on/the-sound-of-waiting