Production still for "The Conjurers". Maya Stange as Gala. Photographer: Jeff Busby
28 April 1997 – 24 May 1997 Beckett Theatre
Playbox Theatre Company,
New Writing Theatre World Premiere
Two women travel on the road in a magic show along the Great Ocean Road. They encounter the ghosts of victims of a shipwreck.
The Conjurers is a hauntingly evocative play about the debilitating confusion of late teenage-hood, the struggle to find hope and optimism from a place of despair, and the temptations of dwelling on the griefs of the past. It is an eerie magic realist ghost story but it is also a witty, intriguing and heart-warming buddy story of inter-generational friendship and working relationship.
Workshopped in New York as part of the New Dramatists exchange, the play was read there with Alison Janey in the role of Beth, produced at Playbox Theatre in Melbourne with Maya Stange in the role of Gala, and produced again at La Boîte Theatre in Brisbane with Damien Garvey in the role of the Sea Captain.
Production still for "The Conjurers". L-R: Maya Stange as Gala, David Wicks as the Sea Captain, Margaret Mills as Beth. Photographer: Jeff Busby