A Note from Lee, 14 February


Blink. January is gone. Blink. Valentine’s Day. Blink. Dead Cat Bounce has its first preview next Friday night.

So what you could do is invite your Valentine to come to the theatre. A stroll up the hill enjoying that Kings Cross breeze…a Four Pillars G&T…a little bit of Mary Rachel Brown’s beautiful observations about the complexities of modern love. What’s not to love about all that?

While we may not be sending you red roses today, just know that we love you for being our audience, for sharing with us the great adventure that is new Australian playmaking.

We love that you understand that new plays are not perfect.

We love that you get the long term importance of ensuring that the Australian voice grows, evolves and speaks to the world.

We love that you buy the plays and put them on bookshelves around the country.

We love that you follow the artists you find at Griffin as they go into other plays in other companies.

We love when you tell us that a play wasn’t your cup of tea but that you’re looking forward to the next one. That you know you’re not going to love every play—it’s just not possible.

We love that you put up with all the idiosyncrasies of the SBW Stables for the sake of Australian writing.

We love how smart you are and that we don’t have to coddle you.

We love that you eat risk for breakfast.

So put a bunch of imaginary red roses on your mantel from us, enjoy a pile of imaginary guilt-free chocolate and we’ll see you in the foyer soon to have a real drink and chat about Dead Cat Bounce.

Love of course,

Lee Lewis
Artistic Director
Griffin Theatre Company