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'Aspiring archaeologist Lola left home when she was only 20, much to the shame of her traditional Jordanian mother. Six years later, losing sleep and petrified by the judgement of her visiting ‘mad Arab’ Aunty Azza, Lola is forced to lie about her life, her career and the existence of her Aussie partner. Worst of all is the fear that she’s also lying to herself.
'Looking deep into the heart of Sydney and beyond, 'Jump for Jordan' unpacks the experience common to countless second-generation Australians of being caught between two cultures. Sifting through shifting layers of past and present, farce and fantasy, it’s one woman’s mad, messy excavation of her own history, and her attempt to piece together the broken bits of her identity. ' (Source: Griffin Theatre website)
'Based on journal entries of Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie. She was the wife of Governor Macquarie who was the governor of New South Wales between 1810 and 1821. She took a particular interest in the welfare of women, convicts and the Indigenous peoples of the colony.'
Source: ABC Radio National's website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/ Sighted: 15/06/2009
'"The Daphne Massacre" is a contemporary retelling of the Ancient Greek myth about Daphne, who gets turned into a Laurel tree, there are layers of inspiration behind "The Daphne Massacre". An anecdote read by Donna Abela suggested that before the wide use of Fluoride, women were urged to have their teeth removed so that they wouldn't ever become a financial or emotional burden on their families.'
(Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/airplay/s1375704.htm) Sighted 22/06/2005