GOOD WITH MAPS
When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In the twenty-first century are there any ‘unknowns’ left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father’s journey through Parkinson’s disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknownâ€”death. Good with Maps is sad and confronting, but it’s also funny and thoughtful, celebrating the power of literature to transport us to places both real and imagined.
‘This is a complex, deeply rewarding piece of theatre, one that balances cerebral exuberance with shattering emotional power.’ David Kettle, The List (Edinburgh Festival)
TEACUP IN A STORM
The jungle of bureaucracy, the drudgery of cleaning up yet another shattered plate, the isolation of responsibility. Caring for someone with a disability or enduring health need is no fairytale. But in this mix of documentary and fictional narrative, NoÃ«lle Janaczewska weaves a story of heroines and dragonsâ€”and battles fought both inside and out. Teacup in a Storm is a window into the largely unseen world of carers and the power of love and determination.
Winner of the 2017 AWGIE Award for Community and Youth Theatre.
CAST: 10F, 1M (doubling possible)