by Dan Giovannoni
With Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Olga Makeeva, Devon Lang Wilton, Caroline Lee, Edward Orton & Joe Petruzzi
Director Bridget Balodis
Dramaturg Gary Abrahams
Assistant Director Olivia Monticciolo
Set & Costume Designer Romanie Harper
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Composer & Sound Designer Ian Moorhead
GREEN ROOM AWARD: Writing for the Australian Stage
GREEN ROOM NOMINATIONS: Production, Direction, Sound & Composition
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS GUILD (AWGIE) NOMINATION: Writing for the Stage
“I go, running, downstair, outside, go past a well and past Ugo house. All way until the village it nearly stop. Poi lo sento. Under the ground. Un brontolio.”
Ralph and Sara left Tuscany in the 1950s as part of the ‘populate or perish’ scheme and built a new life in Melbourne. Kaja fled war-torn Belgrade in the 1990s; arriving in Australia felt like coming to paradise.
Now working as an interpreter, Kaja is called to a hospital one night to help a young man reconnect with his grandfather.
Developed during his time as Resident Writer at Red Stitch, with Dramaturge Gary Abrahams, Dan Giovannoni’s magical new play, Jurassica, weaves the past and present together, exploring what it is to migrate, to be displaced and to spend the rest of your life searching for home.
“Impressive cast in family saga” Theatre Press
“Red Stitch is one of Melbourne’s leading theatre companies… Jurassica was my first taste of what sort of work this company can produce and it blew me away.” Theatre Review
9th October – 7th November
Previews 6th, 7th & 8th October
Q&A Thursday 22nd October
Performance Running Time: 2 hours (including 15 minute interval)
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
With the support of Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Melbourne.
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We have produced a published version of our Ink play, Jurassica by Dan Giovannoni. To purchase a copy, complete with production details and signed by the playwright, click below
Behind the Scenes
with the Cast & Creatives… Photography courtesy of playdatemedia.com.au