Teacup in a Storm
Over December and January I took a break from the thistles to write Teacup in a Storm, which opens on Thursday 25 February at The Q Theatre in the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre at Penrith. The piece has been created by performers/devisors Marie Chanel and Therese Cook, director/devisor Nick Atkins and myself as writer/devisor.
Teacup in a Storm is a window into the largely unseen world of carers. People who care for a partner, parent, friend or family member with a disability or enduring health need.
The project was initiated by performer and carer Therese Cook who carried out interviews with some of her fellow carers in the Blue Mountains/Penrith area. These stories of joy and sorrow, surprise and survival formed the basis of a two-week creative development workshop in September/October last year. Following which I wrote the modular script we began working with late January. Then, during our first couple of weeks rehearsal, that modular script was cut and pasted and compiled into the play.
Blending fictional material with the words of actual carers Teacup in a Storm runs from 25—27 February with shows at 8:00 pm plus a 12:00 midday matinée on Friday 26 February.
More information and to book tickets here.