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A Observe from Declan, 29 June

A Observe from Declan, 29 June



Pricey Grif-friend, 

I do know what you’re pondering. It’s the finish of monetary 12 months, and also you’d relatively eat RatSak or watch an episode of The Idol than learn one other e mail asking you for cash. 

However this EOFY e mail is totally different! As a result of not like the BORING ones you bought from all these different theatre corporations: 

  1. This one comes with a cute video starring Rebecca Massey and Michelle Lim Davidson
  2. This one has a brand new hat 
  3. When you don’t ahead this on to five different folks your crush won’t ever fall in love with u 

So whether or not you’ve donated to a not-for-profit earlier than, or this isn’t one thing you’re used to conceiving of, it’s a good time to consider supporting Griffin. Really—it makes a giant distinction. We’re, and have all the time been, a small firm. Our theatre is intimate, our ticket costs are low, our programming is dangerous—and that is precisely how we prefer it. But it surely additionally implies that we’d like help from donors, to ensure we don’t have to start out commissioning jukebox musicals primarily based on the discography of Scandal’us.  

With the backing of individuals such as you, our influence may be very actual and astonishingly huge. You’ve seen this writ giant prior to now few months alone: Dylan Van Den Berg’s win of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Whitefella Yella TreeOliver Twist’s Jali opening at Soho Theatre… Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie making waves on Broadway (and turning into obligatory viewing for prime court docket judges in Northern Eire!). All of those initiatives have been made potential, in a roundabout way or one other, by the neighborhood of donors and supporters who give to Griffin presently of 12 months.

Philanthropic help additionally implies that we are able to proceed to facilitate main Australian applications and awards like our prestigious Griffin Award (shoutout to the Copyright Company’s Cultural Fund, our fantastic benefactor for this one!). I’m so thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2023 Griffin Award!  

Your Identify by Kate Bubalo
Animal by Cassie Hamilton
I’m Kegu by Wendy Mocke
Christ Is Again by Laurence Rosier Staines
Goodbye Eli Anderson by Grace Wilson

Every of those performs shocked, moved and gripped me in vastly alternative ways and all will likely be revealed at our annual Griffin Award ceremony, which this 12 months is happening on Sunday 23 July.

In different information, Eloise Snape’s wonderful one lady present Pony has been making waves within the nation’s capital of Canberra—there the present loved its first ever viewers of babes-in-arms. 70 dad and mom and bubs packed out the Courtyard Studio to experience Briallen Clarke’s virtuosic comedian efficiency. I’m advised that there have been some tears, some screaming, and a tiny little little bit of pants-soiling—so all in all, a fairly customary Griffin efficiency.


Declan Greene
Inventive Director & Co-CEO



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