A Notice From Jake, 15 September

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15.09.22

Pricey Grif-friend,

New child on the block Jake right here and I’m extremely excited to have joined the Griffin staff a number of weeks in the past as the brand new Head of Growth. And what a incredible time to hitch the staff and start working with our extremely beneficiant supporters and companions who assist us ship a few of Griffin’s superb initiatives each on and off stage. In only a few weeks I’ve already been warmly welcomed with a game-changing announcement on the buy of our dwelling, my first Griffin Award ceremony (congratulations once more Grace Chow!), the opening of Whitefella Yella Tree and suffered a bit of little bit of whiplash as I jumped on the rollercoaster that’s getting ready for our 2023 Season launch!

Talking of—mark your calendars and preserve your eyes peeled for our 2023 Season occurring sale from the night of Monday 19 September. The total announcement will hit your inboxes after 7pm or if you happen to favor to discover issues over a cuppa—my choice could be over a G&T—the brochure in all its glory will hit your letterboxes shortly thereafter (if you happen to’d wish to request a bodily brochure, you are able to do so on our web site!). I don’t wish to give a lot away however put together your self for a yr of thrilling works that embrace the wonderful, chaotic the whole lot of life. With a serious redevelopment of our beloved theatre on the horizon, now could be the time to hitch us on the SBW Stables and plan a yr of unforgettable nights out along with your nearest and dearest—or why not come alone? I’m positive you’ll make mates with a like-minded theatre lover over a beveragino at The Penny Prepare dinner Bar!

In fact, you don’t have to attend till subsequent yr—we’re at the moment wrapping up the second final week of Whitefella Yella Tree by Dylan Van Den Berg! We’re so humbled by the superb response to this tender however highly effective work, from each audiences and critics. Should you haven’t acquired your tickets but, you might have 9 extra alternatives to see this hovering story earlier than it closes on the SBW Stables on Friday 23 September. After ending the run right here, Ty and Neddy will tour to Canberra for a restricted season at Canberra Theatre Centre (28 September – 1 October). So, if you’d like some brownie factors and to flex how you might have your finger on the heartbeat—in addition to impeccable style— suggest it to your mates within the nation’s capital!

As Steve Harwell as soon as (nearly) stated ‘…Properly the yr retains coming they usually don’t cease coming’, we’re quick approaching our second Griffin Lookout present of the yr, Mom Might We. Written and carried out by the fabulous pressure of nature, Mel Ree, this work is an epic poem that includes music, video and dance. Humbling arduous truths, troublesome questions, playful efficiency artwork. This present is a motivational manifesto for methods to heal and shouldn’t be missed!

On behalf of everybody at Griffin Theatre Firm, we wish to prolong our ideas to Uncle Jack Charles’ instant household, and in addition to his creative household whose lives he has touched along with his knowledge, his expertise, and irresistible sense of humour.

Lastly, in a single day you’ll have seen an thrilling announcement that Suzie Miller‘s Prima Facie might be offered by Melbourne Theatre Firm in 2023! After a smash-hit premiere season at Griffin in 2019, lauded return seasons, a visit as much as Queensland, a West Finish manufacturing starring Jodie Comer that’s shortly heading to Broadway, and a trailblazing Nationwide Theatre Reside cinematic expertise, we expect it’s properly overdue to present Melburnians a style of Sheridan Harbridge‘s tour de pressure of a efficiency. Run, don’t stroll!

Most definitely seen carrying a blazer with an announcement pin/brooch, I look ahead to seeing you within the lobby at Mom Might We or Finish Of. earlier than the yr is out.

Don’t be a stranger,
Jake

Jake Shavikin
Head of Growth

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