photos by Carla Gottgens
"A chamber piece composed in an elusive key, it bends every instrument of the theatre into ephemeral harmonies where love rises to meet death, and memory imagination." Cameron Woodhead, The Age
"You'll leave the theatre with a fresh sense of what's possible. It's unexpectedly innovative but satisfying." Stage Whispers
A cycle of ‘duets’ that celebrate humanity, nature and the supernatural across generations. Ross Trust Script Development award and Playworks support for ‘Dramaturgy for Promising Scripts’, performed at fortyfivedownstairs produced by Insite Arts
“A Wonderfully poetic piece of writing. Gentle yet evocative, each story sensitively and imaginatively deals with an aspect of life, death and the human condition. The story is interpreted and performed through a combination of image, music, text and dance. This interweaving of simultaneous narratives deftly reflects the multi-faceted nature of each experience. This multi-layered script will create a very full and complex piece of theatre.” Ross Trust Judges Report
By Sandra Fiona Long, Performed by actors Helen Morse, Katherine Tonkin, Philip McInnes, and Dancer Matt Cornell, Director Naomi Steinborner, composer/sound designer James Hillock set/costume designer Emily Barrie, lighting designer Richard Vabre, AV design by Nicholas Verso and Darren Valentine.
"Duets for Lovers and Dreamers, a tantalizing combination of theatre, music, dance and multi-media, woos your senses with its clever artistry and then claims them with its heart." Australian Stage