About Playwrights' Night
Come settle in for a night of readings by two compelling playwrights, in the quaint little Totem theatre. First up, emerging local writer/actor, Declan Furber Gillick will perform excerpts from his show Bighouse Dreaming, joined afterwards by director Mark Wilson for a discussion about the show that won the People’s Choice Award at Melbourne Fringe 2018, and is now set to be staged at the Darwin Festival 2019. Then stick around to hear multi-award winning playwright, poet and essayist Noëlle Janaczewska read her moving new work about places unknown, Good With Maps.
Bighouse Dreaming – Declan Furber Gillick
Gillick Between school, court, family dramas and stints in The Bighouse, will Chris ever make it as a rapper? Bighouse Dreaming is a provocative and urgent one-man performance that holds an unflinching lens to the justice system, youth prisons and Australian masculinity – black and white.
Good With Maps – Noëlle Janaczewska
When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In the 21st century, are there any ‘unknowns’ left? Noëlle Janaczewska’s new solo show ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father’s journey through Parkinson’s disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknown – death. Good with Maps is sad and confronting, but it’s also funny and thoughtful, celebrating the power of literature to transport us to places both real and imagined.
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