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A night. A storm. A raging ocean.
Hamed Mokri stands on a tiny wooden boat on high and stormy seas, cradling his small daughter as he journeys to find them a place of Hope and Possibility.
Meanwhile; an Angel of Death hovers nearby; conjuring up all its powers to send them both to the very bottom of this unknown sea - silent, and black, and endless.
Written in response to Tony Abbott’s infamous comment, “Jesus knew there was a place for everything, and it’s not everyone’s place to come to Australia”, The Sound of Waiting is a powerfully poetic allegory for our times, exploring displacement, resilience and hope in a world that has closed its doors on humanity.
“The Sound of Waiting should be on every stage in every city and town of Australia.”– Real Time.
“â€¦luscious, savage, corrosive, pulsating with action and yet also graced with high lyrical poise and astonishing beauty. The Sound of Waiting is an utterly compelling work that takes your breath away almost unbearably." – NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Judges
Mary Anne Butler is a multi-award winning writer from the Northern Territory. Her play Broken won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Literature and Drama.
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