A Note from Sasha, 1 September


Dear Grif-friend,

My name is Sasha, and I am the Marketing Coordinator here at Griffin! When I’m not putting together juicy content for you to connect with, I am very slowly completing a law degree and am a full-time dog mum to a spoilt French Bulldog x Pug named Pig

My daily routine may be chock-a-block full, but nothing will keep me—nor should keep you—from basking in moments of Sydney sunshine when you can get it! I’m not a summer person, but I’m not a winter person either… I am a daylight saving person and my time to thrive is coming! The beginning of Spring is sinking into my skin and getting me excited for long balmy nights and lots of theatre.

There is no better way to relish this spring feeling than by experiencing (…plug incoming) Whitefella Yella Tree, a lush story about Country and queer Blak love. I’m consciously trying to soften my ‘marketing voice’ right now, but you will kick yourself if you miss out on tickets to this show that has been receiving some pretty incredible reviews. Callan Purcell and Guy Simon as Ty and Neddy perfectly encapsulate the coinciding awkwardness and gravitas of first love. The show wakes up those cynical, hardened parts of you and makes you sit in that vulnerability, while also reflecting on the insidious and permeating damage that colonisation has had on First Nations communities and relationships to Country.

Following Whitefella Yella Tree, Griffin will be hosting Mother May We by the incredible poet and performer Mel Ree. Mel’s energy is truly one of a kind and immediately felt. We’ve been recording some interviews with Mel in the lead up to the show, and the interviews alone have left me with so much food for thought—it’s a privilege to be in her vibrant company. I’m ready to have my mind BLOWN.

That’s all from me… for now… but here’s a treat for those who have made it this far. Griffin’s 2023 Season will be launching (!!!) on Monday 19 September. The Griffs have been working hard behind the scenes and gearing up for what will be a showstopping new year.

Okay—that is actually everything from me! Get outta here! It’s been a right pleasure to introduce myself, and I hope to meet some of you in the foyer soon!

All the best,

Sasha Meaney
Marketing Coordinator