A Note from Karen, 3 January


Welcome to 2019!

We are back on deck at Griffin after a relaxing holiday break and ready to kick start what is going to be an exhilarating, exciting and extraordinary year.

First up is Omar Musa’s evocative work Since Ali Died, from the 7-19 January for Sydney Festival. This work returns to us after a sold-out season in Batch Festival 2018. It sold out because it is a MUST-SEE. So if you missed it, be sure to get along to see it this time…you won’t be disappointed!

Omar is closely followed by Betty Grumble’s Love and Anger. This is Betty up close and personal in the Stables—the perfect end to January on a hot summer’s evening! There are only six shows, so get in early before it’s too late.

In the Griffin office we’re preparing for the 2019 Lysicrates Prize, so if you have the first 15-20 minutes of a new play ready to go, get your application in by 11 January. And we have two new Griffin Studio artists joining us for the year—Emily Havea and Tasnim Hossain. If you don’t know about our Studio program watch this fab overview.

We were deeply saddened by the loss of Penny Cook over the Christmas period. Penny was not only a founding member of Griffin but performed her final role on stage with us in 2018We know how extremely fortunate we were to have her involved with Griffin and acknowledge the significant influence she had on creating new Australian work, and the legacy she leaves behind. Our thoughts are with Penny’s family.

I hope to see you at the Stables over January…come adventure into 2019 with us!


Karen Rodgers
General Manager