Arts & Entertainment

Come to Where I Am – Australia

Tessa Rose

Paines Plough and Critical Stages Touring have recently announced 16 new live performance and digital distribution plays for Come to Where I Am – Australia.

Come to Where I Am was launched in response to a rapidly changing world, to support the development of new stories which engaged regional writers to showcase life in their part of the country during this time.

The stories represent a diverse group of authors including award winning Samah Sabawi, Mary Anne Butler, Jeanette Cronin, Vanessa Bates, and Jon Bennett.

There will also be music from James Elazzi, Tahli Corin, Joshua Tyler, and more.

These works will be produced as video postcards, filmed on location by the writers. The short films will be staged live at venues across the country once restrictions are lifted, and will also be hosted on Paines Plough’s Youtube channel.

Chris Bendall, CEO of Critical Stages Touring said, “This project gives us all an opportunity, from the safety our homes, to hear stories directly from the places that inspired them.”

Charlotte Bennet and Katie Posner, Joint Artistic Directors of Paines Plough said, “We are so excited to be able to platform their [the writers’] voices through our digital channels.”

The first episode of Come to Where I Am – Australia will premiere on the Critical Stages Touring website, social channels, and streaming service Vimeo and on the Paines Plough YouTube channel on Wednesday, August 19.


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