'The death of an endangered tiger quoll is the critical backdrop to an Australian story about our very survival.
'Andy Dixon is a vet who believes strongly in preserving the environment and our natural resources. When his lover, the determined conservation biologist Dr Piper Ross, agrees to undertake research paid for by the CEO of a mining company, he begins to question her methods and his feelings toward her.
'Little does she know that Andy has been diagnosed with a rare illness, and his life is in as much danger as the species she is trying to save.
'From the mind of Helpmann Award-winning Australian playwright, Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento, Life After George), comes the world premiere of Extinction, a unique drama with a timely and important message of environmental awareness and conservation.' (Production summary)
Presented by Black Swan Theatre Company. World Premiere and performed at Heath Ledger Theatre : 19 September - 4 October 2015.
Director: Stuart Halusz.
Set & Costume Designer: Bryan Woltjen.
Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest.
Sound Design / Composer: Ben Collins.
Cast: Hannah Day, Matt Dyktynski, Sarah McNeill, and Myles Pollard.
Presented by Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Red Stitch Actors Theatre at Geelong Performing Arts Centre 12-16 July 2016; Canberra Theatre Centre 20-23 July 2016; and Arts Centre Melbourne 9-13 August 2016.
Director: Nadia Tass
Featuring ensemble members Brett Cousins & Nagaire Dawn Fair.