Beast in the Room
"A city’s destruction, its survival : Berlin, Syria, Afghanistan, Australia, Paris…the place has come to merge with the event…I have come to merge with my trauma."
This show is born out of trying to make sense of personal trauma as a starting point, whilst trying to connect it to what is happening around the world with the refugee crisis, terrorism and the breaking down of old patriarchical and capitalistic systems of power... all whilst trying to raise a child. In the end, the story is never about myself, but tries to shed light on the pain and trauma of others. The premise of this show, which is being developed with my 10 year old son, is a woman meets a child and together they embark on a journey through the world, where the parent/child roles are switched around. We are excited to currently be in development with the British/Australian playwright, Ben Ellis.