MKA presents
 

Ways To Drown
A Fish

by Stella Webster

An Australian Gothic on the banks of the Murray River.

 

Twelve year old Sofia finds a giant, talking Carp; her father digs a hole to bury his emotions; her older sister obsesses over boys; and a haunting begins.

 

Bordering between magical realism, folk horror, and rural family drama Ways To Drown A Fish presents a family at odds with each-other, their environment, and something beyond.

Playwright, Stella Webster last presented ‘Pink Matter’ for Melbourne Fringe 2019 (Dancehouse). Formally embedded in her work are elements of magical realism and impossibility; exploring themes of family trauma and gender politics.

Dates

Premiere Season
Feb 22 – Mar 5

Duration
75min

Venue
MKA | Pavilion

Credits

Playwright:
Stella Webster

Director:
Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Cast:
Sara Bolch
Aquilla Sorensen

Tim Wotherspoon

Sam Nix
Claude Sarmiento
Composition / Sound Design:
Phoebe Webster & Chris Lewis

Lighting Design:
Darren Lever
Set & Costume Design:

Tobias Manderson-Galvin & Dr Tom Payne
Assistant Director:
Emma Jevons
Producer:
Corey Reynolds
Assistant Producer:
Bronya Doyle

Promo Illustration:
Caragh Brooks

Acknowledgments

MKA | Fitzroy Gardens Pavilion is possible due to the support of City of Melbourne and Creative Spaces.