Campaign image for the 2022 Suitcase Series Production of 'Atlantis'. Image by: Kevin Carden & Hours After
10 October 2022 – 17 October 2022 Beckett Theatre
New Writing Commission Theatre World Premiere Suitcase Series
Atlantis by Chanella Macri is the 7th play commissioned for The Suitcase Series.
Three young people gather together in a theatre to talk about the big one: CLIMATE CHANGE. But before they can even agree on how big this big one is, a tsunami hits—and both they and the audience are dragged to the bottom of the ocean…
Using Plato’s ancient myth of a sunken city as an anchor point, Atlantis is an allegory for Australia in its current stage of climate crisis and the search for lost systems of knowledge that might help us understand our relationship to the environment. Drawing on Indigenous and Pasifika philosophies and modes of storytelling, this fantastical play is ultimately about young people stepping into their power as future guardians of country.
Gothic and absurd, hard-hitting and hilarious, classic and contemporary… Atlantis by Chanella Macri is the seventh play commissioned for Malthouse’s award-winning Suitcase Series, starring Kevin Hofbauer, Karl Richmond and Kira Samu and directed by Isabella Vadiveloo.
The Suitcase Series is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; and receives generous support from individual Malthouse Muse donors.