By Ellen van Neerven.
10 - 14 September
HotHouse Theatre in association with Write Around the Murray presents a Griffin Theatre Company production
Sizzling hot concrete. Rainbow towels on half-dead grass. On a hot summer’s day, bodies of all shapes, colours and sizes journey to the public pool longing to do one thing … swim.
Mununjali poet Ellen van Neerven is one of Australia’s finest and most awarded writers (Throat, Heat and Light). swim is their debut work for the stage.
Genderfluid protagonist E negotiates the space between the men’s and women’s change rooms. They flex in front of the cute pool attendant. As they step onto the diving blocks, the words of their Aunty come to them – and suddenly, the crystalline blue tiles give way to much deeper water.
swim is delicate and tough, honest and achingly beautiful – and it muses on everything from the sovereignty of water to gender identity and the binding strength of culture and family.
Told with cheek and heart by Baad/Yawuru performer
Dani Sibosado (Bran Nue Dae), HotHouse Theatre is proud to present this Griffin Theatre Company production direct from its premiere season.
Don your goggles and get ready to hit the fast lane.
70 minutes, no interval
Thur 12 September, 6.15pm | La Trobe Conversation
Fri 13 September | Meet the Artists (post-show Q&A)
Sat 14 September, 3pm | Audio Description & Tactile Tour
Tue 10 September, 7.30pm
Wed 11 September, 6.30pm
Thur 12 September 11am & 7.30pm
Fri 13 September, 7.30pm
Sat 14 September, 3pm
Ellen van Neerven
SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER