SLOW FALLING BIRD

SLOW FALLING BIRD is set in an immigration detention center in Woomera in the dead heart of the Australian desert. It charts the tinderbox relationships between guards and inmates when a deadly bargain for a child's survival is struck across the wire. Mixing gritty realism with hallucinatory sequences, SLOW FALLING BIRD is set in both a real desert, and a desert of the mind. Winner of the Rella Lossy Award...
SLOW FALLING BIRD is set in an immigration detention center in Woomera in the dead heart of the Australian desert. It charts the tinderbox relationships between guards and inmates when a deadly bargain for a child's survival is struck across the wire. Mixing gritty realism with hallucinatory sequences, SLOW FALLING BIRD is set in both a real desert, and a desert of the mind. Winner of the Rella Lossy Award (San Francisco) and the Monash National Play Award (Australia).
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SLOW FALLING BIRD

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Chaskis Theatre, "Las Americas Above" Arts Theatre, London West End
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Irish Repertory Theatre, NYC
    ,
    2009
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights' Theater of New Jersey
    ,
    2005
  • Workshop
    ,
    Crowded Fire, San Francisco
    ,
    2005
  • Workshop
    ,
    Bay Area Playwrights' Festival
    ,
    2004
  • Reading
    ,
    Brown/ Trinity Consortium
    ,
    2003

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Davis Center for the Performing Arts, Georgetown
    ,
    2015
  • University
    ,
    University of San Francisco
    ,
    2014
  • Professional
    ,
    Darwin Theatre Company, Australia
    ,
    2013
  • Professional
    ,
    Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
    ,
    2007
  • Professional
    ,
    Crowded Fire, San Francisco (World Premiere)
    ,
    2005
  • University
    ,
    Monash University, Australia
    ,
    2004

Awards

Winner
,
Monash National Playwriting Award
,
Monash University
,
2005
Finalist
,
Patrick White Award
,
Sydney Theatre Company
,
2005
Winner
,
Rella Lossy Playwright's Award
,
San Francisco State University
,
2004