Research and Development:

Life is Short

Writer Jenni Munday, Dramaturg Peter Matheson 

Jenni is writing a playscript adaptation of Vitae Brevis by Jostein Gaarder – the novel is based on fictional letters of St Augustine’s concubine. The play shows a woman who has remembered a different relationship and through her reading of Augustine’s writing and her own recollections comes to terms with the ill-treatment and disregard of her former lover. Gradually through her reflections and through the vehicle of Seneca’s Medea, a work contemporary to the time, she grows in strength.  

With support from Peter Matheson, Jenni will work toward a first draft of the play.