THE SOUND OF WAITING
by Mary Anne Butler
directed by Gail Evans
Nominated for The 2017 Nick Enright Prize [NSW Premier's Literary Awards], and the 2017 NT Literary Awards for Best Script
Knock-em-Down Theatre and Brown’s Mart Productions, 2017
A night. A storm. A raging ocean.
Hamed Mokri stands on a tiny wooden boat on high and stormy seas, cradling his small daughter as he journeys to find them a place of Hope and Possibility.
Meanwhile; an Angel of Death hovers nearby; conjuring up all its powers to send them both to the very bottom of this unknown sea - silent, and black, and bottomless.
An allegory for a world which has closed its door on humanity, God’s Waiting Room explores themes of resilience, humanity, hope and displacement – posing the central question: As a global community, where do we go to from here?
Brown’s Mart Theatre BUILD UP Program: Two week development by Knock-em-down Theatre under the direction of Gail Evans, 2017.
25 July -6 August 2017, Brown’s Mart Theatre
Osamah Sami as Hamed Mokri
Kyle Walsmley as The Angel
Set and costume - Kris Bird
Sound - Matthew Cunliffe
Lighting - Jessie Davis
Production - Brad Fawcett
Photos by Glenn Campbell