Mark Kilmurry, Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre is thrilled to announce that Ensemble will see the World Premiere of A Letter to Molly this May. This play, with an all First Nations cast, concerns three generations of women and what it means to continue the line for the next generation.
Funny, insightful, surprising and very moving, A Letter to Molly is a courageous new play from writer Brittanie Shipway with first time direction from award-winning actor Ursula Yovich bringing together the past, the present and respect for women’s individual futures added Mark Kilmurry.
Free-spirited artist Renee has a sobering revelation at a New Year’s Eve party. With vivacious best friend Nick by her side, she now faces a life-changing decision. This celebration of culture brings to light the importance of identity and the emotional power of a mother-daughter relationship.
While reflecting on the tumultuous relationships between her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, no-nonsence Nick is on hand to lift her spirits and keep Renee grounded.
Gumbaynggirr writer and actor Brittanie Shipway explores how the experiences of previous generations echo through time and shape the present. A Letter to Molly is a vibrant, poignant story of reconnecting with family and looking to the future.
Director: Ursula Yovich | Featuring: Nazaree Dickerson, Joel Granger, Lisa Maza, Paula Nazarski, Brittanie Shipway | Understudies: Toby Blome, Ursula Yovich | Assistant Director: Erin Taylor | Visual Art & Cultural Consultant: Alison Williams | Set & Costume Designer: Hugh O’Connor | Lighting Designer: Kelsey Lee | Composer & Sound Designer: Brendon Boney | Video Designer: Morgan Moroney | Stage Manager: Lauren Tulloh | Assistant Stage Manager: Bronte Schuftan | Costume Supervisor: Sara Kolijn | Workshop Dramaturg: Miranda Middleton
A Letter to Molly
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli
Season: 9 May – 4 June 2022
Information and Bookings: www.ensemble.com.au
Image: A Letter to Molly – courtesy of Ensemble Theatre