Free reading of The Journey, a new play about the issue of our times – infertility.
You are warmly invited to a free reading of The Journey at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Monday 25 August 7pm.
As the story of baby Gammy unfolds in the news, Australians are asking where the new world of surrogacy is leading families.
Tender, illuminating, funny and disturbing The Journey shines a spotlight on the intimate relationship between an infertile woman in the UK and the surrogate she hires in the US and the hitherto closed world of surrogacy.
Directed by Brenda Palmer and featuring Carolyn Masson and Sarah Ranken.
The Journey will be premiered at Chapel Off Chapel from March 2-15 next year and is proudly sponsored by The City of Stonnington.
To book for the reading at fortyfivedownstairs call 03 9662 9966 or email email@example.com
A NEW LIFE JOURNAL ON LIFE MATTERS
For those who asked, here’s the link to the interview with Natasha Mitchell on the ABC Radio National Program Life Matters about my book A New Life Journal.
The book was launched at Readings, Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, by Alan Kohler on August 4.
Some copies are still available at Readings Hawthorn. It is also available through Amazon or other online book stores. I published the book through Partridge, a division of Penguin as a gift for my daughter’s 21st birthday and my son’s 29th, and for those Age readers who were original fans of the column – and for the next generation of mothers.
Please let me know if you order it. Feel free to review it or to alert me to any reviews.
A MOTHER’S DAY TO REMEMBER
My daughter, Greta, joined me in Sydney to celebrate Mother’s Day, the interview about the book, and the show Mothers, which made it perhaps the most memorable Mother’s Day so far. (My son, Johannes, was in Toronto and later New York, touring with the Helen Shanahan band – see link here )
Mothers was a show that celebrated motherhood in all its forms. It was a big success thanks to the hard work of Joy Roberts,who produced it under the auspice of her production company Improvising Change, in association with the Mamapalooza Festival and the Sydney-based Actors Anonymous Incorporated.
Many thanks to Rowena McNicol, (see picture below) who performed a monologue from The Journey, entitled For When She Comes, so beautifully, and to Erin Gordon for her wonderful direction. Mothers raised more than $1000 for the Gidget Foundation to help mothers suffering from post-natal depression.
Left: Mother’s Day selfie! – Me and Greta.
Below: Sydney actor Rowena McNicol, as Catherine, from The Journey.
Journalist, cartoonist, editor, playwright – and mother
I am a Melbourne journalist, cartoonist and trainer and playwright with 36 years’ experience in metropolitan and suburban newspapers, the government and community sectors. (See section About Me for further info).
During that time, I have worked as a reporter, sub-editor, section editor, columnist, cartoonist, publicist and journalism trainer.
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