April 25 – May 13
An exploration of the impact of war and terror on civilian lives. An intense psychological and emotional journey, exploring secrets, betrayal and guilt, and how the personal is impacted by the political. Two fathers, one Australian, the other Iraqi, are both dispossessed of a child, following events beyond their control.
Using both English, and at times Arabic text, the ‘black box’ of the title is a metaphor, juxtaposing a pilot’s mental landscape with real space and time, from which the actors cannot leave. The emotional and psychological impact of the small physical performance space forces both actors to delve into the minutiae of expressive and performance skills to convey meaning.
‘... a tightly paced drama with a gripping dash of thriller.’
– The Age
Written and Directed by Rosemary Johns
Performed by Dion Mills and Osamah Sami
Wed, Sun 6.30pm | Thu – Sat 7.30pm
Matinees: Wed 1.00pm (not April 25) & Thu 11.00am