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Evening Reads: Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch

Evening Reads@7.30pm

Brown’s Mart Productions is pleased to present their inaugural script-in-hand play readings series of established and new works. Open to the public, these one-night only performances are part of Brown’s Mart’s mission to develop local artists’ directing and acting skills by performing for live audiences in a casual atmosphere with minimal production elements.

On a Thursday each month of the dry season we will present readings of different texts, chosen by individual Darwin based theatre Directors.

Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch

The Playwright:

Alice Birch is an award-winning British playwright whose theatrical works include: Anatomy of a Suicide (Royal Court), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (RSC/Soho Rep NYC), Ophelias Zimmer (Royal Court/Schaubuhne Theater Berlin), We Want You to Watch (National Theatre), Little Light (Orange Tree), Little on the inside (Almeida/Clean Break) and Many Moons (Theatre 503).

The Play:

Three generations of women stand side by side in this mesmerizing scored depiction of inherited depression. Existing in three separate time zones, played out simultaneously, we see each woman’s difficulty confronting what has come before them and how their mother or grandmother’s depression affects their capacity for other human relationships.

The Director:

Nicola has worked in professional theatre as a performer, writer, teacher and director since 1980.
She is Artistic Director of Darwin-based visual and physical theatre company, Business Unusual (BUU), which formed in 1997 and has since staged many cross artform works.

Nicola continues to work in the UK, touring regularly with leading visual theatre company Horse and Bamboo Theatre.

She was co-founder of circus theatre company Skin and Blisters (London 1987-1991), and of Amsterdam-based multimedia group Too Much Art (1984-7).

She has also worked with Trestle Theatre (UK, 1991-2002), Vamos (UK), The Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Darwin Theatre Company, Knock-em-Downs, VCA and Tracks.

VENUE: Happy Yess Room, Brown’s Mart
DATE: Thursday 19 September 2019
TIME: 7.30pm
(Note: Performances will commence on time. Please arrive at least 15 min before the start of the show to ensure entry)
DURATION: 1 hr 15min
TICKETS: All tickets $15
BOOK ONLINE: brownsmart.com.au
BOX OFFICE: Tickets may be purchased from the Box office an hour before the start of the show, unless SOLD OUT! (Online tickets will cut off 2 hrs before the start of each show)
BAR: the bar will be open an hour before the start of the show and drinks can be taken into the Theatre.

Evening Reads@7.30pm

Brown's Mart Arts Ltd

(T/as Brown’s Mart Theatre)
ABN: 67 141 763 895

Address

12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801

General Enquiries

P: 08 8981 5522
(during normal business
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E: admin@brownsmart.com.au

Theatre Entrance
Side entry Cnr Smith Street &
Harry Chan Avenue
[opposite bus terminal]