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.
5-16 Oct 2021
MKA | Pavilion
Composition / Sound Design:
Phoebe Webster & Chris Lewis
Set & Costume Design:
Tobias Manderson-Galvin & Dr Tom Payne
MKA | Pavilion is possible due to the support of City of Melbourne and Creative Spaces.
Ways To Drown A Fish premiere season was originally programmed as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2021, and cancelled due to the Covid-XIX pandemic.