'A tiny wooden boat is battered by roaring seas, on board Hamed Mokri cradles his small daughter. His former homeland now more perilous than the seas he’s fighting, his daughter the very last soul he can protect other than his own. He clings to a fading silver lining, to find land girt by sea.
'Meanwhile, an Angel of Death hangs over them with reckoning, conjuring up all its power to send them both to the bottom of the unknown sea – silent, and black, and endless.
'Written in response to Tony Abbott’s infamous comment, “Jesus knew there was a place for everything, and it’s not everyone’s place to come to Australia.” The Sound of Waiting is a powerfully poetic allegory for our times, exploring displacement, resilience and hope in a world that has closed its doors on humanity.'
Source: Darlinghurst Theatre.
Premiered at Brown's Mart Theatre (Darwin), 25 July - 6 August 2017.
Sydney premiere at Darlinghurst Theatre, 31 March - 22 April 2018.
Director: Suzanne Pereira.
Cast: Reza Momenzada and Gabrielle Scawthorn.
Set and Video Designer: Sam James.
Sound Designer: Tegan Nicholls.
Lighting Designer: Chris Page.
Stage Manager: Gayda De Mesa.
Wardrobe Supervisor: Natalie Hughes.