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A Notice from Declan, 29 September


29.09.22

Pricey Grif-friend,

Good day from Canberra, the place we’ve simply loved the Opening Evening of the primary (and final) cease on the tour of Whitefella Yella Tree by Dylan Van Den Berg, at The Courtyard Studio at Canberra Theatre Centre. It’s been unimaginable throughout the season to look at Man Simon and Callan Purcell proceed to dig down and uncover new corners of Neddy and Ty to inhabit—and after six weeks of performances I believe final night time’s was certainly one of my favourites. It’s been such a privilege to co-direct these two magnificent actors alongside Amy Sole, and I’m already unhappy to see this present go. 

However Whitefella Yella Tree wasn’t our solely opening night time this week. Again at residence, our second Griffin Lookout present of 2022—Mom Might Weopened on the SBW Stables Theatre to a rapturous standing ovation for author and performer Mel Ree and an unimaginable ★★★★ evaluation from Suzy Goes See. In the event you haven’t but skilled the phenomenon that’s Mel, Mom Might We is the proper introduction to her candour, her heat, her knowledge, and her infinitely beneficiant holding of emotionally and politically advanced areas. It’s solely on till subsequent Saturday 8 October, so don’t hesitate to get your self alongside. 

In the meantime, final week, in one other main trigger for celebration… GRIFFIN LAUNCHED ITS 2023 SEASON! And I actually couldn’t be extra happy with this heart-bursting, fantastically over-the-top program of brand-new Australian theatre.   

There’s the balls-to-the-wall tantric trippiness of Intercourse Magick (in collaboration with Sydney WorldPride)… The magnificent Briallen Clarke in Eloise Snape‘s mortifyingly hilarious pre-natal comedy, PonySuzie Miller’s return to the SBW Stables together with her religious sequel to Prima Facie, Jailbaby… And—in the end—Nakkiah Lui’s Blaque Showgirls, that includes Stephanie Somerville and Foxxy Empire as arch rival dance-divas. To not point out the third iteration of our smash-hit Griffin Lookout program—that includes re:group efficiency collective‘s UFOand the stage debut of Nana Miss Koori (aka Graham Simms) in Gadigal Gal! 

As we enter what could also be our closing Season within the SBW Stables Theatre it felt essential to have fun the seemingly-impossible acts of theatrical ambition and transformation which were wrought on this tiny stage. And that’s what every of those exhibits do in their very own approach—from the micro-burlesque-spectacle of Blaque Showgirls to a confrontation with an alien spacecraft in UFO. 

We hope you’ll be part of us on this celebration. And in my private and TOTALLY UNBIASED opinion—the easiest way to take action is to **!!!Subscribe!!!**  

In the event you’ve subscribed to Griffin beforehand you recognize all of the perks… Cheaper drinks, cheaper tickets, the comfort of getting your 12 months deliberate upfront (now with out that pesky pandemic scuttering all of your plans). But in addition, you develop into a part of our tight-knit neighborhood of subscribers—with a entrance row seat** to every 12 months of remarkable new Australian tales. 

**entrance row conditional upon stage of ability navigating the lobby line!

Within the meantime, I’ll see you again within the theatre quickly for Mom Might We and Ash FlandersFinish Of. earlier than the 12 months is out.  

See you (through the Huge Merino and the Federal Freeway) very quickly. 

A lot love,
Declan

Declan Greene
Inventive Director

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