A world premiere production in three parts, Soothsayers takes us across borders, war-zones and flooded cities where change is inevitable and trust is scarce. Responding to catastrophic world events, each act is set in the shocked aftermath of a crisis. It examines the capacity for human action in the face of huge social unrest and upheaval. This is played out on a bare and make-shift set that recalls the temporary shelters of Fukushima, New Orleans and Brisbane post-flooding. Lyrical and brutal, this is an uncompromising new play that tackles massive global shifts.
Writer Mark Rogers
Director Sanja Simic
Sound Design Liam Halliwell and Jordan Thompson
Dramaturg Jennifer Medway
with Anthea Savage, Matthew Abotomey, Alexander Millwood, and Ashleigh Ray
Presented at Brisbane Powerhouse as a part of Brisbane Festival: Under The Radar, 2012.
Developed through PACT centre for emerging artists’ Vacant Room program with Anthea Savage, Alexander Millwood, Megan Holloway, Troy Reid, Wade Briggs, Jennifer Medway, Brooke Ellen Louttit, Felicity Tchorlian, Abe Mitchell, and (mentor) Halcyon Macleod.