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The Sound of Waiting

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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

Reviews

“The Sound of Waiting should be on every stage in every city and town in Australia.” - Kaye Hall, Realtime Magazine

“The Sound of Waiting is an utterly compelling work that takes your breath away almost unbearably.” - Judges comments, State Library NSW

synopsis

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?

development

Brown’s Mart Theatre BUILD UP Program: Two week development by Knock-em-down Theatre under the direction of Gail Evans, 2017.

production

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