A Observe From Jake, 15 September



Pricey Grif-friend,

New child on the block Jake right here and I’m extremely excited to have joined the Griffin staff just a few weeks in the past as the brand new Head of Growth. And what a implausible time to affix the staff and start working with our extremely beneficiant supporters and companions who assist us ship a few of Griffin’s wonderful initiatives each on and off stage. In only a few weeks I’ve already been warmly welcomed with a game-changing announcement on the buy of our dwelling, my first Griffin Award ceremony (congratulations once more Grace Chow!), the opening of Whitefella Yella Tree and suffered somewhat little bit of whiplash as I jumped on the rollercoaster that’s making ready for our 2023 Season launch!

Talking of—mark your calendars and preserve your eyes peeled for our 2023 Season occurring sale from the night of Monday 19 September. The total announcement will hit your inboxes after 7pm or should you choose to discover issues over a cuppa—my choice can be over a G&T—the brochure in all its glory will hit your letterboxes shortly thereafter (should you’d prefer to request a bodily brochure, you are able to do so on our web site!). I don’t wish to give a lot away however put together your self for a yr of thrilling works that embrace the fantastic, chaotic every thing of life. With a significant redevelopment of our beloved theatre on the horizon, now could be the time to affix us on the SBW Stables and plan a yr of unforgettable nights out together with your nearest and dearest—or why not come alone? I’m certain you’ll make pals with a like-minded theatre lover over a beveragino at The Penny Prepare dinner Bar!

After all, you don’t have to attend till subsequent yr—we’re at present wrapping up the second final week of Whitefella Yella Tree by Dylan Van Den Berg! We’re so humbled by the wonderful response to this tender however highly effective work, from each audiences and critics. In case you haven’t bought your tickets but, you have got 9 extra alternatives to see this hovering story earlier than it closes on the SBW Stables on Friday 23 September. After ending the run right here, Ty and Neddy will tour to Canberra for a restricted season at Canberra Theatre Centre (28 September – 1 October). So, if you would like some brownie factors and to flex how you have got your finger on the heart beat—in addition to impeccable style— suggest it to your mates within the nation’s capital!

As Steve Harwell as soon as (nearly) mentioned ‘…Nicely the yr retains coming and so they don’t cease coming’, we’re quick approaching our second Griffin Lookout present of the yr, Mom Could We. Written and carried out by the fabulous pressure of nature, Mel Ree, this work is an epic poem that includes music, video and dance. Humbling exhausting truths, troublesome questions, playful efficiency artwork. This present is a motivational manifesto for how you can heal and shouldn’t be missed!

On behalf of everybody at Griffin Theatre Firm, we wish to lengthen our ideas to Uncle Jack Charles’ instant household, and likewise to his inventive household whose lives he has touched together with his knowledge, his expertise, and irresistible sense of humour.

Lastly, in a single day you might have seen an thrilling announcement that Suzie Miller‘s Prima Facie might be introduced by Melbourne Theatre Firm in 2023! After a smash-hit premiere season at Griffin in 2019, lauded return seasons, a visit as much as Queensland, a West Finish manufacturing starring Jodie Comer that’s shortly heading to Broadway, and a trailblazing Nationwide Theatre Dwell cinematic expertise, we predict it’s properly overdue to provide Melburnians a style of Sheridan Harbridge‘s tour de pressure of a efficiency. Run, don’t stroll!

Most certainly seen carrying a blazer with an announcement pin/brooch, I stay up for seeing you within the lobby at Mom Could We or Finish Of. earlier than the yr is out.

Don’t be a stranger,

Jake Shavikin
Head of Growth


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