“It’s probably one of the most ambitious things in theatre I’ve heard of, for a long while. I feel honoured that they’re going out doing the Trilogy.” Louis Nowra
Since 2015 we have aligned a group of generous donors, affectionately known as our Productions Partners, with works that are risky and challenging, and therefore require more to realise their full potential. This support ranges from specialised skills to join the creative team, to large casts, additional dramaturgy support and anything the work may require to make sure it lands on stage in the way it is intended to. It takes courage to support new work; productions that are untried and untested, raw and unflinching, big and bold.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Production Partner Program and Griffin’s final production in the SBW Stables, we invite our Production Partners to support not one, but three plays and one ambitious vision for The Lewis Trilogy by Louis Nowra! Become a part of this historic moment in Australian theatre history and join our group of theatre-loving visionaries from the top of the rehearsal period through to Opening Night (and beyond).
Production Partners are invited to make a tax-deductible gift of $10,000 or more. To thank you for your support, you’ll be acknowledged in our programs, foyer screens and website, be kept up to date with tailored communications and will have the opportunity to attend a number of supporter events aligned with The Lewis Trilogy.
The support of our Production Partner program allows Griffin to expand our repertoire with phenomenal and challenging works that ignite conversations nationally and internationally. Previous Griffin productions that have been supported by Productions Partners include:
Original Production Partner donor Gil Appleton says of her experience supporting Angus Cerini‘s The Bleeding Tree in 2015:
“It took just one reading to convince me to support The Bleeding Tree. My decision was totally justified. It was great getting to know all the creatives and watching rehearsals as the production evolved. It was theatre-making from a new perspective (for me), and seeing the brilliant final result on several occasions—including first and last performances—made me very proud to have been involved with this thrilling, confronting, beautiful play.”
We are so grateful for the generosity of our current Production Partners:
Production Partners 2023
Jailbaby by Suzie Miller
Lisa Barker & Don Russell
Darin Cooper Foundation
Robert Dick & Erin Shiel
Danny Gilbert AM & Kathleen Gilbert
Rosemary Hannah & Lynette Preston
Richard McHugh & Kate Morgan
Bruce Meagher & Greg Waters
Julia Pincus & Ian Learmonth
Andrew Post & Sue Quill