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Water single work   drama  
Date: 2019
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Water
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'Water follows the journey of families born at different times in Australia’s history, who are united in their determination to create safe passage for their loved ones.

'It begins in Western Australia in the not-too-distant future, where we meet with a once powerful politician about to celebrate his birthday at the family’s island home – a retreat from the world that has clearly seen better days. There’s no water in the taps, there are no birds in the sky and to top it off, an unexpected guest arrives for dinner. With party politics high on the agenda and questions about who is to blame for crimes against humanity, celebrations are derailed and tensions run high.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Water was Clare Watson's first commission as Artistic Director for Black Swan Theatre Company.

Production Details

  • World premiere at the Black Swan Theatre Company, 9-26 May 2019, Studio Underground.

    Director: Emily McLean.

    Cast: Arielle Gray, Igor Sas, and Richard Maganga.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

In Black Swan’s Water, Three Vignettes Explore the Politics of Immigration, Drought and Family Dynamics Stephen Chinna , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 15 May 2019;

— Review of Water Jane Bodie , 2019 single work drama

'Water, written by Jane Bodie and directed by Emily McLean, was commissioned by Clare Watson, artistic director of Black Swan, as “a family drama for now, that spoke to the moral questions and dilemmas of our time”. Both the playwright and artistic director share an admiration for the plays of Arthur Miller, and Water echoes Miller’s techniques, where family politics and political issues clash in an enclosed space.' (Introduction)

In Black Swan’s Water, Three Vignettes Explore the Politics of Immigration, Drought and Family Dynamics Stephen Chinna , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 15 May 2019;

— Review of Water Jane Bodie , 2019 single work drama

'Water, written by Jane Bodie and directed by Emily McLean, was commissioned by Clare Watson, artistic director of Black Swan, as “a family drama for now, that spoke to the moral questions and dilemmas of our time”. Both the playwright and artistic director share an admiration for the plays of Arthur Miller, and Water echoes Miller’s techniques, where family politics and political issues clash in an enclosed space.' (Introduction)

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