Joy of joys – sitting in the audience for The Homosexuals on Tuesday night and watching Declan Greene’s writing making Justin Fleming laugh. Of course I love how much all our audiences are enjoying this farce, but playwrights enjoying each other’s work is really great. Like when Declan came back from seeing Mark Colvin’s Kidney at Belvoir raving about how amazing Tommy Murphy is. Writing is a lonely profession so feeling the community of writers supporting each other is special.
As the laughter in the Stables lifts the roof, down at the Wharf, STC audiences are thrilling to Angus Cerini’s magic in The Bleeding Tree, and the Griffin team is out in Parramatta starting work on our co-production with the National Theatre of Parramatta Smurf In Wanderland. David Williams’ play about love of football (round ball) is a very big change of pace from farce – especially for all you front row fans. No slamming doors, no mashed potato, but a gently observant work about the changing identity of Sydney.
And with Phil Spencer curating some late night sessions in the Stables with Griffin Up Late, Nimrod Street is the place to be! See you soon!