Presented by THAT Production Company - Directed by Timothy Wynn
“In That Production Company’s careful hands, “Yielding” is a powerful, poignant, raw and uncomfortably real play that, on a number of occasions, sees absorbed audience members wiping away tears, perhaps in their own reflection on the reminder of what is important in life. “ Blue Curtains Brisbane
You're all I've got. I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to let what's happened shape the rest of our lives.
Dot (Joey Kohnke) was once bold, strong, and in control of her life. Since her stroke she is still strong in mind, but has been betrayed by her body.
Liz (Jessica Veurman-Betts), Dot’s daughter, is now responsible for her caring for her mother. She has sacrificed her life and career for an exhausting battle, filled with appointments, pills, bills, chores and fear.
Both Liz and Dot are trying to find a way to survive in their new roles, both struggling to hear, be heard, to see, and be seen. And neither woman knows what the next day will bring.
Dive into a tumultuous world where each day is underpinned by an impossible conversation, as this mother and daughter team get lost delving between the lines of fighting for another day and learning to let go.
Developed in consultation with Carers Queensland by Queensland playwright Emma Workman, Yielding is the first in Emma’s series Let’s Speak of the Unspoken.
Yielding contains references to euthanasia and suicide. Support, information and professional advice is available at The Carers Advisory Service (carersqld.ans.au) 1800 242 636; Lifeline (lifeline.org.au) on 13 11 24; or Beyond Blue (beyondblue.org.au) at 1300 22 4636.
THIS EVENT HAS FINISHED.
Dates: Wed 2 – Sat 5 May 2018
Venue: Lumen Room, Metro Arts (109 Edward St, Brisbane)
Times: 7.30pm nightly / 1pm* Sat 5 May
Duration: 70 minutes
Tickets: Adult $30, Concession $25
Bookings: metroarts.com.au / 3002 7100 (Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm)
*1pm performance will be followed by an artist talk.
FULL LIST OF PERFORMANCES
Wed 2 May: 7.30pm
Thu 3 May: 7.30pm
Fri 4 May: 7.30pm
Sat 5 May: 1pm (followed by artist talk)
Sat 5 May: 7.30pm
THIS EVENT IS PAST.
Director: Timothy Wynn
Creative Producer: Cassandra Ramsay
Playwright: Emma Workman
Lighting Designer: Daniel Anderson
Sound Designer: Wil Hughes
Production Designer: Nick Smith
Choreographer: Zaimon Vilmanis
Stage Manager: Jenna Ward
Assistant Stage Manager: Maddi Formosa
Featuring performances from: Joey Kohnke (as Dot) and Jessica Veurman-Betts (as Liz)
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