A poem for the times, by playwright and performer Jepke Goudsmit.
Our good Earth is red and black and brown
And fresh grass will always be green
White chalk washes off in the rain
And the sun shines down on us all
While there is air for us to breathe
I sing back to life an indivisible soul
And find in our good Earth’s fertile ground
The seed of our common goal
Walking together in dark times
To the brink of an unknowable fate
Sharing our path, our purpose, our pain
On the edge of madness still lies the dawn
For the grass will forever be green
Kunturu Kulini — Heart Listening
Until November 25
A week of action was launched on November 4 in support of the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart, released last year by delegates to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Referendum Convention held near Uluru in Central Australia.
A brand new Belvoir production of An Enemy of the People reunites the team behind critically-acclaimed hits Medea and Jasper Jones, director Anne-Louise Sarks and the superb Kate Mulvany, in a timely new version of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s prophetic masterpiece from the late 19th century.
The season of zonked flies
Trapped behind windowpanes
They fall into coffee cups
Loll in left over gravy on dinner plates
A last indulgence on dessert platters
Rolling over, legs up
Not dead yet but on the way
Gone brutally bonkers
No wriggling out of here
Jepke Goudsmit & Graham Jones, co-directors of Kinetic Energy Theatre Company, reflect on the life and loss of a unique place — The Edge, last known as the King Street Theatre, of which they were the original founders.
Good, affordable theatre venues and practice studios have long been hard to come by in Sydney. The latest victim of our city’s rat race for survival is our former home base: that intimate theatre at the bottom of King Street in Newtown, which we set up in 1985.