A Note from Andrea, 25 March


Dear Grif-friend,

I am settling in nicely as Associate Artist at Griffin and riding the creative vortex with this super theatre-loving team. Finally, I can get out of my working-from-home tracky dacks and walk the Darlinghurst Road catwalk from Kings Cross Station on Gadigal land to work. I like to think that I’m an extra pair of eyes, ears and heart of the artistic team. An organisation that names their pot plants and has a compost is one that is connected to Mother Earth, and that makes me happy.

After months in the dark, our SBW Stables Theatre finally received grateful theatregoers again when our Griffin Lookout show, Jali, opened with suitable aplomb. Oliver Twist is a supreme talent and he holds the space exquisitely. Find out how Oliver got his Dickensian name and try and grab one of our super hot Monday Rush tickets if you can (by calling the Box Office or buying online!). With four star reviews and an otherwise sold out season straight off the bat, Oliver is one to watch.

This week I get to put on my co-writer’s hat with my good friend and colleague Cath Ryan when we start rehearsals of Dogged. After years of creative fun and the merging of our poetry and politics, I can’t wait to hear and see this show manifest. There’ll be mud, there’ll be blood, there’ll be snow and it’s gonna be wild. For eight weeks there’ll be a little bit of my Grandmother’s Gunaikurnai country in the SBW Stables Theatre and that also makes me very happy.

Also, Debra Oswald’s Is There Something Wrong With That Lady? and Suzie Miller‘s Prima Facie tickets are selling fast, so “don’t delay” as they say and book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Well, I better scurry back to the rehearsal room where the cast and creative team are already making exciting leaps and bounds! See you in the foyer sometime soon.

Until next time,

Andrea James
Associate Artist