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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Deceptive Threads
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'Deceptive Threads tells the extraordinary true stories of David Joseph’s grandfathers—one a Tivoli singer turned ASIO spymaster who vetted ‘unwanted’ arrivals, the other an early Lebanese immigrant who had to lie about his birthplace to gain Australian naturalisation.

'In this award-winning solo show, Joseph explores race, belonging, history, and national identity to theatrically illuminate the personal in the political. Deftly untangling the threads linking his family’s connection to Australia’s racist past and its present dilemma over asylum seekers, he explores the nexus between the government control of immigration and the ‘unwelcome’ immigrant.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Production Details

  • Produced at La Mama Theatre, Carlton, 25 April to 13 May 2018.

    Director: Karen Berger.

    Projection Design: Zoe Scoglio, David Joseph and Karen Berger.

    Projection Production: Zoe Scoglio.

    Sound Design: David Joseph and Karen Berger.

    Set Design: David Joseph.

    Lighting Design: Bronwyn Pringle, adapted for La Mama by Gina Gascoigne.

    Costume Design: Emily Barrie.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 64p.
      • Published: 1st April 2018

      ISBN: 9781760622367
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.
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