Production Archive

Griffin Season 2017

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Robyn Archer

4 - 15 July 2017

Nights of song, satire and storytelling by one of Australia’s best.
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Griffin Up Late

23 June 2017

A post-show jam of music and chortles.
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Griffin Award 2017

4 June 2017

The winner of the 2017 Griffin Award will be announced at this special event.
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Griffin Scratch

By Griffin Studio

28 May 2017

An evening of new (hopefully hilarious) ideas. There’ll be scripts in hands, snippets on stage, jokes-in-progress and all sorts …
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On Tour: Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Adapted for the stage by David Wood, re-imagined by Lucas Jervies

19 May - 15 July 2017


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Smurf In Wanderland

By David Williams

2 - 13 May 2017

One man’s insightful and hilarious examination of football, tribalism, belonging and identity.
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Griffin Up Late

21 April 2017

A post-show jam of music and chortles.
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The Homosexuals
Or ‘Faggots’

By Declan Greene

17 March - 29 April 2017

‘‘Who cares about being PC?" "I might as well just have fun, right?"
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Griffin Up Late

24 February 2017

A post-show jam of music and chortles.
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A Strategic Plan

By Ross Mueller

27 January - 11 March 2017

"Failure is not on the whiteboard."
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Griffin Season 2016

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The Turquoise Elephant

by Stephen Carleton

14 October - 26 November 2016

Meet Augusta Macquarie: Her Excellency, patron of the arts, formidable matriarch, environmental vandal.
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Gloria

by Benedict Andrews

26 August - 8 October 2016

"She's a star, still a star, every inch a star."
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Tribunal

Concept by Karen Therese

12 - 20 August 2016

A performance project that brings together artists, human rights activists, lawyers, young leaders and outlaws.
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The Literati

Justin Fleming after Molière

27 May - 16 July 2016


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As We Forgive

By Tom Holloway

11 - 21 May 2016


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Replay

by Phillip Kavanagh

2 April - 7 May 2016

"I remember. I remember what happened."
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Ladies Day

by Alana Valentine

5 February - 26 March 2016

"Who doesn’t love a man in a dress?"
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Griffin Season 2015

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A Rabbit for Kim Jong-il

by Kit Brookman

10 October - 21 November 2015

“Rabbits don’t talk Mr Wertheim. They keep their stupid mouths shut or they get whacked on the head with a shovel... Learn t…
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The Bleeding Tree

By Angus Cerini

31 July - 5 September 2015


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The House on the Lake

By Aidan Fennessy

15 May - 20 June 2015

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
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Caress/Ache

by Suzie Miller

27 February - 11 April 2015

“Touch my skin, go on, feel it, feel the heat of me. Hit me, scratch me, feel the pulse of me.”
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Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens

bY Mayu Kanamori

10 - 21 February 2015

"We take so many photographs. How do we know which ones are important, which ones matter?"
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Masquerade

By Kate Mulvany
based on the book by Kit Williams

7 - 17 January 2015

“Fifty is my first, Nothing is my second, Five just makes my third, My fourth a vowel is reckoned.”
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Griffin Season 2014

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Emerald City

By David Williamson

17 October - 6 December 2014

“What other city in the world could offer a view like this?" “Rio.”
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The Witches

By Roald Dahl
adapted from the stage
play by David Wood

24 September - 5 October 2014


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Ugly Mugs

by Peta Brady

18 July - 23 August 2014

“Everybody’s capable of anything. If they think it. They can do it.”
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Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography

Declan Greene

2 May - 14 June 2014

“Last week a man slept in my house. I am sure he has a wife. The skin around his ring finger is indented. And there was a number…
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Jump for Jordan

Donna Abela

14 February - 29 March 2014

“It’s like SBS in there. Aunt Azza comes out of customs, and mum transforms. Ultra Arab. Instantaneous. One minute she’s coo…
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The Serpent’s Table

Special Event

24 - 27 January 2014

“A dish of bitter melon soup is a dish of reconciliation. When we quarrel, we cannot speak the words ‘I am sorry’ – we giv…
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Griffin Season 2013

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The Floating World

BY JOHN ROMERIL

4 October - 16 November 2013

'I’ve sat on it thirty years. Burns a man up inside. There’s a lot of forget in me but not much forgive.'
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Beached

BY MELISSA BUBNIC

19 July - 31 August 2013

‘I wanna wear jeans, go to the loo. Guess I wanna be a human being.’
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The Bull, the Moon and the Coronet of Stars

BY VAN BADHAM

2 May - 8 June 2013

‘One day she decided to wear the blue dress. It wasn’t provocative. He was married.’
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Dreams in White

BY DUNCAN GRAHAM

8 February - 23 March 2013

‘But what’s going on in his head… That’s what actually makes me feel sick. That’s where the betrayal is. In that gap. Th…
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Griffin Season 2012

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Between Two Waves

BY IAN MEADOWS

5 October - 17 November 2012

"You think we're like, actually all fucked? Like rising seas, and hurricanes and judgement and shit?"
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A Hoax

BY RICK VIEDE

20 July - 1 September 2012

"Some people just aren't winners. Some people only ever get to look in at the window"
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Angela’s Kitchen

BY PAUL CAPSIS AND JULIAN MEYRICK

15 May - 9 June 2012

"No matter what was going on in my life, if I just sat with my grandmother, just sat next to her, I felt instant calm, instant saf…"
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The Story Of Mary MacLane By Herself

TEXT BY BOJANA NOVAKOVIC, MUSIC BY TIM ROGERS, AFTER THE WRITINGS OF MARY MACLANE

4 April - 12 May 2012


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The Boys

Gordon Graham

6 January - 3 March 2012

"It's that thing you see all the time, on street corners and outside pubs... it's a kind of energy, and it's full of nothing but e…"
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Griffin Season 2011

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This Year’s Ashes

BY JANE BODIE

7 October - 19 November 2011

'Bodie's work is as cerebral as it is sexual... both funny and stunningly lyrical. Honest, human and true.' The Irish Times
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And No More Shall We Part

BY TOM HOLLOWAY

29 July - 3 September 2011

‘a resonant play that confirms Holloway as among the best stage writers in the country right now’. Sydney Morning Herald
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Silent Disco

BY LACHLAN PHILPOTT

22 April - 4 June 2011

'This is a fine play, a fine production, and probably one of the small stage highlights of the year' Sydney Morning Herald
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Speaking in Tongues

BY ANDREW BOVELL

4 February - 19 March 2011

‘a play of shimmering, iridescent beauty, revealing the marvelous in the everyday’ Financial Times
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Griffin Season 2010

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Angela’s Kitchen

By Paul Capsis and Julian Meyrick

5 November - 18 December 2010

‘I think about my grandparents walking along this road - And now I am here. I’m in Malta. I’m looking at absolutely everythi…
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Graces

By Griffin's Resident Playwrights

14 September - 7 December 2010

'The winds of grace are always blowing; all we need to do is raise our sails.'
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Quack

By Ian Wilding

27 August - 2 October 2010

‘This is a slap in the face for Australia.’ Kevin Rudd
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Like A Fishbone

By Anthony Weigh

16 July - 7 August 2010

'Dusseldorp delivers one of the outstanding stage turns of the year' Jason Blake, SMH
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Love Me Tender

By Tom Holloway

18 March - 11 April 2010

'I think it is the best time to bring a little girl in to the world.'
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Griffin Season 2009

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Strange Attractor

By Sue Smith

23 October - 21 November 2009

'We've missed you. Haven't we Truck? There wasn't anyone out there attracted the flies like you did.'
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Savage River

By Steve Rodgers

12 June - 18 July 2009

"Some blokes ate each other round here. Years back, convicts they reckon. But it's friendly here. Friendlier than other parts o…"
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Concussion

By Ross Mueller

13 March - 4 April 2009

'Tragedy is an incident, comedy will be our landscape.'
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Griffin Season 2008

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Tender

by Nikki Bloom

21 November - 20 December 2008


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The Modern International Dead

by Damien Millar

12 September - 11 October 2008


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Don’t Say The Words

by Tom Holloway

4 - 26 July 2008


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Seasons

by Griffin's Resident Playwrights

1 April - 2 December 2008


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The Kid

by Michael Gow

22 March - 26 April 2008


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Impractical Jokes

by Charlie Pickering

23 January - 2 February 2008


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China

by William Yang

19 January - 8 February 2008


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Griffin Season 2007

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King Tide

by Katherine Thompson

19 October - 24 November 2007


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Mercury Fur

by Philip Ridley

27 September - 13 October 2007


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The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table

by Wesley Enoch

10 August - 22 September 2007


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Dinner

by Moira Buffini

5 July - 4 August 2007


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October

by Ian Wilding

20 April - 26 May 2007


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The Seven Needs

by 7-ON

27 March - 13 November 2007


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The Nightwatchman

By Daniel Keene

9 March - 18 April 2007


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Holding The Man

By Tommy Murphy

8 February - 3 March 2007


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The Emperor Of Sydney

by Louis Nowra

16 August - 23 September 2006


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Griffin Season 2006

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Holding The Man

by Tommy Murphy

9 November - 16 December 2006


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Away

by Michael Gow

17 June - 8 July 2006


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The Peach Season

by Debra Oswald

16 March - 22 April 2006


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Griffin Independent Season 2017

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Sunset Strip

By Suzie Miller

14 June - 1 July 2017

On all manners of love, family dysfunction and making the best of shitty situations.
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The Ham Funeral

By Patrick White

17 May - 10 June 2017

An unnervingly dark and vulgar investigation of the human condition.
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Nosferatutu
or Bleeding at the Ballet

By Tommy Bradson

7 - 21 January 2017

Part-vaudeville, part-cabaret, part-blood-bath.
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Griffin Independent Season 2016

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Lighten Up

Nicholas Brown & Sam McCool

30 November - 17 December 2016

Bollywood comes to Griffin—sort of.
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Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

20 July - 6 August 2016

A love story that transcends time.
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Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River

by Reg Cribb

13 - 30 January 2016


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Griffin Independent Season 2015

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A Riff on Keef: The Human Myth

By Benito Di Fonzo

25 November - 12 December 2015

“Mick was a thick git with a minuscule prick but elephantitis of the bollocks what gave him a unique dancing style that strangel…
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MinusOneSister

by Anna Barnes

9 September - 3 October 2015


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The Dapto Chaser

by Mary Rachel Brown

1 - 25 July 2015

“Call me a dish-licker and I will give you a come to Jesus moment you’ll never forget.”
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Five Properties of Chainmale

By Nicholas Hope

15 April - 9 May 2015

“They don’t want the truth. Don’t want honesty. Too confronting.”
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The Unspoken Word is ‘Joe’

by Zoey Dawson

21 January - 7 February 2015

"It really is an honour to be here tonight to see what - not one of our greatest writers, just yet - but certainly one of our most…"
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Griffin Independent Season 2014

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Unholy Ghosts

By Campion Decent

27 August - 20 September 2014

“We all blame ourselves. Except for mum. She blames you too.”
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The Violent Outburst that Drew Me To You

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

18 June - 12 July 2014

“There’s just one volume: this really loud one where it’s all three of us shouting at each other.”
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Music

By Jane Bodie

2 - 26 April 2014

“To be honest mate, I wasn’t sure what to expect. You know, for all I know, you could have come to the door stark naked. Stark…
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On the Shore of the Wide World

By Simon Stephens

8 January - 1 February 2014

“ It happens all the time. It’s people. It’s what we’re like.”
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Griffin Independent Season 2013

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Summertime in the Garden of Eden

BY SISTERS GRIMM

20 November - 14 December 2013

‘The greatest love story ever told.’
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Return to Earth

BY LALLY KATZ

4 - 28 September 2013

‘You’re doing so great Angel. Did you chew when you were gone?’
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This is Where We Live

BY VIVIENNE WALSHE

19 June - 13 July 2013

‘She’s a bomb remember tick tick tick.’
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Girl in Tan Boots

BY TAHLI CORIN

27 March - 20 April 2013

‘Tan Boots: To the girl in tan boots who always gets on at St Leonards, you are my angel of the morning. My daily fix of heaven.…
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Rust and Bone

BY CALEB LEWIS

9 January - 2 February 2013

‘One pure thought loops through my fritzing, blown-apart brain: so this is fatherhood.’
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Griffin Independent Season 2012

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Rapid Write: Hollywood Ending

BY CJ JOHNSON

21 November - 15 December 2012

Or, How a Washed Up Director Made a Crappy Movie that Almost Destroyed the World
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The Sea Project

BY ELISE HEARST

5 - 29 September 2012

"I imagine I washed up on that shore for the same reason you found me there. If you had some secrets. I wouldn't mind if you had s…"
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Porn.Cake

BY VANESSA BATES

20 June - 14 July 2012

"I'm sorry. It's just I thought this was just... cake."
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The New Electric Ballroom

BY ENDA WALSH

7 - 31 March 2012

"Staring back behind the blusher and the eye shadow a girl who's yet to be kissed. Properly kissed."
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Griffin Independent Season 2011

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The Ugly One

By Marius von Mayenburg

23 November - 17 December 2011

“…a painfully hilarious and disturbing satire on the contemporary obsession with appearance” Alison Croggon, The Australian …
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Smashed

BY LALLY KATZ

7 September - 1 October 2011

“a remarkable evocation of childhood on the brink of adulthood…this magical show is bound to sell out.” The Age
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The Brothers Size

BY TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY

23 March - 16 April 2011

'the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more' Chicago Tribune
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Griffin Independent Season 2010

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For a Better World

BY ROLAND SCHIMMELPFENNIG

5 - 29 January 2011

'Her complexion is changing from light to dark and back again. This is the head of a reptile. She is going to kill me.'
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The Pigeons

BY DAVID GIESELMANN

6 - 30 October 2010

'I want to get to where you are, except that I'll be happy. And not as fucked up as you.'
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Bug

BY TRACY LETTS

12 May - 5 June 2010

'Obscenely exciting, top flight craftsmanship. Buckle up and brace yourself' New York Times
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Way to Heaven

BY JUAN MAYORGA

14 April - 8 May 2010

'The curtain falls and, suddenly... that whole world disappears.'
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S-27

BY SARAH GROCHALA

17 March - 10 April 2010

'Look at me. You have to look at me. It’s just a photograph. A stupid photograph. Ain’t gonna hurt you.'
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Griffin Independent Season 2009

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Crestfall

By Mark O'Rowe

6 - 30 January 2010

‘Over-clothes strokage, under-clothes gropage: a breathless undressing.’
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Shining City

By Conor McPherson

25 November - 19 December 2009

'And I just felt like, I knew then that something bad was going to happen…'
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References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

By Jose Rivera

23 September - 17 October 2009

"I can forgive everything if I know for sure he's the same man"
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Dealing With Clair

By Martin Crimp

22 July - 15 August 2009

"There's a certain kind of man who would exploit this kind of situation, isn't there Clair?"
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The Distance From Here

by Neil LaBute

3 - 25 April 2009

'Truthfully, I don't recall that much about you. Really. Growing up... I mean, you, just you as an individual – you never really…'
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Tattoo

By Dea Loher, translated by Michael and Michael

4 - 28 March 2009

I stick/ my needle into your flesh/ again and again/ a tattoo/ which you'll keep/ my signature/ for life/ a mark/ indelible
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Griffin Independent Season 2008

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Hammerhead (Is Dead)

by Nick Coyle

9 - 31 January 2009


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FAMILY STORIES: BELGRADE

By Biljana Srbljanović, translated by Bojana Novakovic

18 October - 8 November 2008


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Arabian Night

by Roland Schimmelpfennig

1 - 23 August 2008


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Stoning Mary

by debbie tucker green

30 May - 21 June 2008


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Colder

by Lachlan Philpott

1 - 24 May 2008


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Griffin Independent Season 2007

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Tiger Country

by Jonathan Gavin

29 November - 22 December 2007


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Mercury Fur

by Philip Ridley

27 September - 13 October 2007


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Dinner

by Moira Buffini

5 July - 4 August 2007


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Red Light Winter

by Adam Rapp

7 May - 30 June 2007


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