Overview

A JackRabbit Theatre & Critical Stages Touring Production

Writer & Director – Megan Wilding

Assistant Director – Lincoln Vickery

Producers  – Charlie Faulkner and Andreas Lohmyer

Lighting Design – Jasmine Rizk

Set Design – Ella Butler

Sound Design – Ben Pierpoint

Cast – Stephanie Sommerville, Megan Wilding, Moreblessing Maturure, Toby Blome and Luke Fewster

Engaging & moving pacific story

Megan Wilding’s first full-length work is a stunning new exploration of grief, loss and the survival of the modern Aboriginal woman.

A Little Piece of Ash is a funny, heart-warming, and deeply personal story about coming to terms with the loss of a parent.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and presented at the Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival.

The production received universal audience and critical acclaim and catapulted JackRabbit to the attention of Sydney’s independent theatre sector. The play is Wilding’s first full-length work.

Available to Tour

2021

Artform

Theatre, Drama

Audience

Suitable for audiences 16+

Duration

60 minutes

Minimum Stage

TBA

Previous Seasons

KXT bAKEHOUSE, 2019 (10 performances)

What people are saying

“4 Stars.  It’s an impressive achievement, and a new Australian play to nourish and be treasured by its audience.” TimeOut Sydney

“4 Stars. Wilding is a rare talent; every line delivered as Lily appeared to be laden with effervescent emotional truth…This production is funny, moving and poignant. It also offers timely insight into Wilding’s experience of life as an Aboriginal woman in contemporary Australia.” Arts Hub

“Wilding’s warm tone, matter-of-fact humour and lively character writing makes this a surprisingly buoyant experience. That said, those who have lost a parent will see the truthfulness in the play’s observations and will find them inescapably moving.” Audrey Journal

Selling Points & Audience

An outstanding new play from an exciting new voice in First Nations theatre – Megan Wilding (Blackie Blackie Brown).

Explores universal themes of dealing with grief and the loss of a parent.

A moving new Australian drama with an excellent young cast.

The work will resonate with audiences seeking contemporary Indigenous stories, independent theatre fans and those who have experienced grief in adulthood.

We expect the work to gain traction in both mainstream and Indigenous media as news of a tour is ready to broadcast.

About JackRabbit

JackRabbit Theatre are an exciting new voice in the Sydney independent theatre scene.

In early 2019 the company took over the Kings Cross Theatre for three months presenting 9 new works, including seven world premieres, from some of the independent scene’s most exciting talent.

Critical Stages Touring is thrilled to be supporting JackRabbit to get their brand new Australian work in front of audiences, not just in Sydney, but all over the country. We can’t wait to introduce audiences nationally to their exciting work.

Community Engagement

We look forward to working with presenters to develop a program of activities to engage audiences and the broader community beyond the performance.

We’re particularly interested in supporting you to engage with your First Nations community.