Good With Maps
I’m doing a pop-up presentation (in-progress because it’s minus the visuals it will eventually have) of my monologue/performance essay Good With Maps at 9:00 pm on Saturday 5 November as part of the NovemberISM event organised and curated by the dynamic Sydney-based writers’ collective ISM.
At The Old 505 Theatre, 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
(A short walk from Central Station)
GOOD WITH MAPS
Written and presented by Noëlle Janaczewska
Dramaturgy and direction by Kathryn Millard
When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In 2011 are there any ‘unknowns’ left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer 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. If that makes Good With Maps sound grim, it’s not. Yes, it’s sad and confronting in parts, but it’s also funny and thoughtful and celebrates the power of reading and literature to transport us to places both real and imagined.
Good With Maps was researched and written with a New Work grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council.