A View From Moving Windows

A View From Moving Windows from Pollyanna Nowicki on Vimeo.

A View From Moving Windows is a multi-playwright project that focuses on train travel to and from Parramatta. It has been specifically created for the True West season at Riverside Theatre. The production is being directed and curated by Augusta Supple and boasts a bounty of fantastic writers (Donna Abela, Vanessa Bates, Jessica Bellamy, John AD Fraser, Noelle Janaczewska, Nicholas Parsons, Teik-Kim Pok, Emrys Quin and Alison Rooke).

To promote the production there is also a very awesome blog. Nicole Dimitriadis and I have been working hard to create and manage it. The blog features guest posts by emerging and established authors. I’ve loved reading the submissions, so I’m sure you will too!! At the moment we have a great post from Patrick Lenton who wrote 100 Years of Lizards. Other guest bloggers have been Jessica Bellamy, Wayne Tunks and Pollyanna Kasia Nowicki. We have a great line-up of writers so watch that space. We post every day until the opening night.

So please check out the website, the blog, follow us on twitter and like us on facebook but most of all come to the show!


7:30pm, Thursday 18 October 2012
7:30pm, Friday 19 October 2012
7:30pm, Saturday 20 October 2012
7:30pm, Wednesday 24 October 2012
7:30pm, Thursday 25 October 2012
7:30pm, Friday 26 October 2012
2:15pm, Saturday 27 October 2012
7:30pm, Saturday 27 October 2012

The Day the Galaxy Inevitably Exploded and Died

Photo credit to Bronte Wilson.

The Day the Galaxy Inevitably Exploded and Died is a dystopic tale brimming with rich language. Playing at King Street Theatre as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival, it’s an intriguing and challenging piece of theatre that marks IIdiko Susany as a writer to watch.

The play centres on two siblings Broon (Cameron Croker) and Enlon (IIdiko Susany) after the demise of the galaxy.  It becomes clear that those who have survived have committed suicide, but Broon and Enlon stay waiting for the end. It is in this half existence that the play exists.

From the very beginning a rich world of story is established. Designed by Philip Kolotas, the set consists of a simple rope structure that hangs down the ceiling. The aesthetic is echoed in the props, with a Sitar made of rope that is cleverly used in conjunction with the cello played by Georgia Ellen.

The language is very literary and poetic but the delicacy of the language can sometimes be lost in the action. Overall it’s a fantastic first play and I’m excited to see what Susany comes up with next.