Lee's Enews intro 8 September, 2014


I love this time of year. Season launch means summer is on its way. Our 2015 season it out in the world and I want to thank all the people who have been so effusive in their response to the plays Griffin will be producing in 2015.

MasqueradeCaress/AcheThe House on the Lake, The Bleeding Tree and A Rabbit for Kim Jong-il. 5 bright and shiny new Australian plays from some of our most adventurous Australian writers created for you. I promise you that every time you venture up the hill to Griffin that the story you will see plays that are urgent, imaginative and excellent. And that’s just our main season… for a walk on our wilder side take a look at our indie plays!

BUT! Of course that’s all about where we are going next year.

RIGHT NOW! We have Campion Decent’s deeply moving Unholy Ghosts onstage at the Stables. I only watch it on nights when I am wearing waterproof eye makeup. A personal and incredibly compassionate play about loving and letting go of your parents, it opened to waves of love for the outrageous Anna Volska, the irascible Robert Alexander and the elegant James Lugton. Director Kim Hardwick has created a very special night in the theatre.

I am days away from starting rehearsal on Emerald City. It’s like waiting for Christmas. Speaking of, for all my family members reading this… this year you are getting subscriptions as presents… five new plays, five new worlds, in your stocking.