A WOMAN’S PLACE presents, 'When the Birds Come In'.
WHEN THE BIRDS COME IN is a multimedia retrospective of stories shared by women who live on the Mornington Peninsula.
Curated and crafted by Carole Patullo, Jane Bayly and Melanie Beddie, audiences will experience a moving feast, travelling through various created environments and spaces offering live theatre, movement, soundscape, projection, song and installation.
Performers from three generations, including young people from Dreamhouse Theatre Company, Rosebud Secondary College, SPARK Productions and The Music Industry will work alongside professional actors and community members to reimagine stories and songs collected throughout A Woman’s Place, a festival in its fourth year which uses local people and places as its inspiration.
“There is something very special about storytelling; and when those stories come from lived experiences and transformed into theatre, the response from communities is profound”, says Anthea Mackenzie who with actor and director Carole Patullo co-produces the multi-day arts event.
Previous story sharers are invited to exhibit ephemera, photos or anything that relates to their story. And there will of course be opportunities for audience members to share their stories, andthe always popular morning/afternoon tea will be refreshed with a twist!
“The magic that happens in storytelling isn’t with the storyteller, and it isn’t with the audience. The magic is in the ‘something’ that happens between the two. The audience have always been integral throughout A Woman’s Place, that’s why the format for this year’s event is an exciting adventure to go on.”
In our effort to support sustainability, please feel free to download the program for When The Birds Come In.