y The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table single work   drama   - Two Acts
Alternative title: Cookie's Table
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Abstract

In the 1870s a girl is born under a tree - her birth tree - chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man's world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy - a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table. - back cover, Currency Press imprint (2007)

Notes

  • Developed during a 2002 residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.
  • Known under the title 'Cookie's Table' until 2006.
  • This play was assisted through HotHouse Theatre's A Month in the Country residential program, funded jointly by Arts NSW and Albury City. A HotHouse Theatre commission assisted by: Nelson Meers, Myer Foundation, Arts NSW, Besen Family Foundation and with support from: Arts NSW Indigenous Strategic Projects, City of Sydney and Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund.

Production Details

  • Featured, but not workshopped, at the 2005 Australian National Playwright's Conference.

    Produced in Tokyo, 1-7 November 2006 as part of the Dramatic Australia Festival at the Repertory Theatre KAZE. Performed in Japanese with translation by Keiji Sawada and Rei Sudo.

    Australian premiere production produced by Griffin Theatre Company at SBW Stables Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, 17 August 2007. Directed by Marion Potts.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2006
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2007 .
      Extent: 54p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes Griffin Theatre Company production program in endmatter.
      ISBN: 9780868198033 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Spotlight Falls on Theatre Nathanael Cooper , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 February 2011; (p. 45)
Celebrating Indigeneity: Contemporary Aboriginal Playwriting in Canada and Australasia Marc Maufort , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Theatres in the Round 2011; (p. 91-108)
Act One Matthew Condon , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 October 2010; (p. 24-27)
rip Turns Out to Be One_way Journey Leah Purcell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 10 October 2010; (p. 13)
Welcome Return Jane Scott , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 13 -19 October no. 805 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table Wesley Enoch 2006 single work drama
Eat, Drink, and Take Heart Bryce Hallett , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 August 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table Wesley Enoch 2006 single work drama
Laying It on the Table Jason Blake , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 August 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table Wesley Enoch 2006 single work drama
Welcome Return Jane Scott , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 13 -19 October no. 805 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table Wesley Enoch 2006 single work drama
Voicing his Link to the Past Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 - 10 October 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table Wesley Enoch 2006 single work drama
Comedy Cloaks Power Sue Gough , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 October 2010; (p. 46)

— Review of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table Wesley Enoch 2006 single work drama
Saga of Four Generations Wins Patrick White Award Emily Dunn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 2006; (p. 14)
More Than Just Table Talk Andrew Taylor , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 5 August 2007; (p. 22)
Cookie's Table Lays Platform 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: Artery , Summer no. 5 2007-2008; (p. 4)
Act One Matthew Condon , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 October 2010; (p. 24-27)
rip Turns Out to Be One_way Journey Leah Purcell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 10 October 2010; (p. 13)
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