Now that our family three is nicely settled into Adelaide living (an adolescent city returned to after fifteen years of island-dwelling), and boxes are unpacked and a garden is planted and Winter turns to Spring, words can be returned to and seasons can be set to sea.
The last months of 2019 are exciting ones, seeing plays play in Mexico, China, Vietnam, the US (az, ca, dc, hi, il, tx, wi), Germany, Ireland and closer to home in various parts of Australia.
In a lovely run of firsts, so happy to have Mexico City’s Teatro Luna de Papel present the world premiere of ‘Olvidando Recordar’ (Forgetting to Remember), and Milwaukee’s First Stage give ‘The Great Ignored’ its first reading. Across the Atlantic, Staatsteater Hannover presents the German premiere of ‘Die Out, Die Uns Vereint’ (the violent outburst that drew me to you), Knox College Theater presents the US premiere of the same work, Hanoi’s BIS brings The Boy at the Edge of Everything to Vietnamese audiences, and Cork’s Graffiti Theatre gives This Girl Laughs its Irish kickoff with a national tour.
The latter’s tale of triplet sisters then enjoys triplet lives, thanks to Staatsteater Oldenburg‘s German imagining, and Flintridge Sacred Heart‘s LA production. Also in the US, Where Words Once Were is brought to life by both Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Texas’ Ronald Thornton Middle School. And Suzette who Set to Sea sets sail on two statewide tours at once, in Arizona with regular collaborators Childsplay, and in NY state with Syracuse Stage.
At the wonderful Honolulu Theatre for Youth, we embark on our third shared adventure with a Hawaiian tour of Love (and this one i’m finally getting across to see!). And on the mainland, Imagination Stage‘s raucous ‘Escape from Peligro Island migrates from Maryland to DC with a season at The ARC – while across the border in Canada, Winston Churchill High School chooses to choose its own adventure in Alberta.
Back in Australia, really excited about a trio of college productions, with Melbourne Grammar’s Man Covets Bird at the Malthouse, Sacred Heart’s The Girl who was a Hundred Girls in Adelaide, and Dromana College’s The Snow. And with unflagging momentum, Hobart’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre gives You and Me and the Space Between yet another life with a Chinese national tour.
If in the vicinity of any seasons and keen for more information, wonderful and head across to the What’s On page. Happy Springtime to other southern hemisphere dwellers, and cosy Autumns to the northerners.