I am a Lake by Cameron Hindrum
Launceston and Queenstwon
Cameron Hindrum lives, writes and teaches in Launceston. Since 2003 he has coordinated the annual Tasmanian Poetry Festival and he has served as Chairman of the Committee of Management of the Tasmanian Writers Centre.
He published a novel, The Blue Cathedral in 2011; in 2012 he published two collections of poetry, Private Conversations Volume 1 and Volume 2 . In 2013 and 2014 he wrote for Mudlark Theatre’s One Day Project, where teams of actors, writers and directors are formed to write, rehearse and perform new theatrical works in a frantic 24 hours.
I am a Lake is his first major work for the theatre, drawing inspiration from time spent living in Queenstown during the 1980s and was motivated by the recent economic and consequential social challenges the West Coast communities face and how they are similar to challenges faced by these communities thirty years ago. He started with the theme or idea of water, and how it provides the life blood to communities but also the challenges it brings. These ideas progressed to scripting a story that explores and follows the life of the young protagonist Alice during the period 1970 to 1990. Her story incorporates the loss of her father and how that and the changes/challenges within her community shape her and the other two characters, her mother and family friend, Nugget.
Booking Details: To be announced
about the company
Based in Launceston, Tasmania, Mudlark is an adult contemporary theatre company producing new work that is theatrically rich, socially current, and emotionally complex; crafted around the Tasmanian experience.
We aim to produce one fully funded show a year, have another in development for the year following, and around that, create development opportunities for Tasmanian theatre workers.
Our signature event is our annual one day project, which challenges artists to write, produce and stage plays within 24 adrenalin filled hours! In development at the moment is a work by respected Launceston writer Cameron Hindrum I Am A Lake, which we are set to stage in 2016.
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