Theatre Works presents

SENSER

by Brittanie Shipway

7 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2022

“Would you risk every-thing to hear a song one last time?”

Ava lives in a neoliberal world where everyone is watched by Guardians and music has been censored out of existence. Three generations into this new age people are content with the silence, but Ava hears music everywhere she goes. Determined to share the soundtrack of the past she opens an illicit underground cabaret bar, which is fraught with danger. Because in her world you wouldn’t ever dream of being caught singing.

This new play with songs by Brittanie Shipway, a proud Gumbaynggirr and Turkish woman, is a defiant and devilish celebration of music, freedom, and the things that keep us human. SENSER will feature original music by Jess Newman and David Youings, and an immersive design by Grace Deacon (Not Today). Directed by Miranda Middleton (Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts), this compelling new work will transport Melbourne audiences into a dark and enchanting world of drag kings, cabaret queens, and outlawed dance halls.
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The commissioning of playwright Brittanie Shipway was assisted by The Malcolm Robertson Foundation

VENUE

Theatre Works

DURATION

60 MINUTES

WARNINGS

Use of haze and some dark subject matters

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 7 September, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 8 September, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 9 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 10 September, 7:30pm
Tuesday 13 September, 7:30pm
Wednesday 14 September, 7:30pm
Thursday 15 September, 7:30pm
Friday 16 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 17 September, 6:30pm

Written by
BRITTANIE SHIPWAY (she/her)
Direction and choreography by
MIRANDA MIDDLETON (she/her)
Cast
LUISA SCROFANI (she/they) and ADAM NOVIELLO (they/him)
Set and costume design
GRACE DEACON (she/her)
Compositions
JESS NEWMAN (he/him)
Sound Design
DAVID YOUINGS (he/him)
Lighting Design
ARON MURRAY (he/him)
Stage and Production Management
ANDREW HUGHES (they/them/he)
Producers
THEATRE WORKS & BRITTANIE SHIPWAY
Photo by
UNDERGROUND MEDIA

This project was supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation

The commissioning of playwright Brittanie Shipway was assisted by The Malcolm Robertson Foundation