‘Everything comes at us at a thousand miles an hour now. And so, Black Summer comes through, for example, but no one has time to process it, because then we’re dealing with COVID. And no one has time to process that because then we’re dealing with the war in Ukraine – and on and on and on,’ explains playwright Campion Decent.
Decent firmly believes that the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020 – a period when regional communities were devastated, major cities were shrouded in smoke and the idea of anthropogenic climate change shifted from theory to reality – ‘deserves analysis. So that we don’t forget.