AN MKA WORKSHOP PRESENTATION
THE SUN ROOM
Level 2, MTC Theatre, Southbank
PLAYWRIGHT ELISE HEARST
DIRECTOR JESSICA MURPHY
CAST included TERRY YEBOAH + MICHAEL WAHR
ABOUT THE PLAY
The Sun Room began as a short piece written for the 2010 EWF 48 Hour Play Generator, directed by Jessica Murphy. The piece has since evolved and speaks to themes of grief and absence, ghosts and echoes. In the workshop Hearst, Murphy and an exciting cast, will be exploring the ways in which such themes manifest, through durational and installation style performance methods.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Elise Hearst is a Melbourne based playwright. She attended World Interplay 2005 and in 2006 relocated to London. From 2006-07 she attended the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers’ Programme. Readings and performances of her work were shown at Trafalgar Studios, The Soho Theatre, The Hampstead Theatre and Theatre503. Upon returning to Melbourne Dirtyland was included in the 2009 National Play Festival, and premiered with a full production at the New Theatre in April 2011. Other credits include award-winning play Apple, The Sea Project (MTC Cybec Readings) and Delight (Griffin Theatre). Elise held a 2010 residency with the Griffin Theatre.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Each week, for four weeks, a young female playwright, with the support of a custom artistic team, workshopped a play by day; and then by night we opened the doors to you the public.
You were able to watch the work of making a play in progress. This can be a very private act but we invited you to share in it.
Some nights it was a play. Some nights it was interactive. Some nights even we didn’t know what wouldn’t happen.
You came. Observed. Participated. You were our guest.
Each play was created with entirely different processes; to honor the story being told; as an experiment; as a game; as a way of getting the best new writing.
Maybe you saw it happen.
THE SUN ROOM PLAYED FOR THREE NIGHTS ONLY
MON JULY 4, TUES JULY 5 and WED JULY 6
START TIME NIGHTLY AT 7.30PM
MEMBERS SAW IT FREE