Event The Geography of Haunted Places
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
First Date 1 January 1997
Opening Date 1 January 1997
Last Date 28 January 1997
Dates Estimated Yes
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description From Performance Space database:
"A one hour spectacle, the production addressed colonisation, exploring the relationship between discovery and conquest, satirising the clash between the whiteness of the conquerors and the blackness of the unknown continent.
Her high heel trampling on new and old territories, Miss Discovery asked the hard questions. Why did all those captains dream the same dream? What is it about virgins anyway? Why did the Endeavor replicate?
How did the metaphors of sexual conquest and imperial exploration become so enmeshed?"
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Images
Playing Australia, Grant Body
Australia Council for the Arts, Sponsor
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Production Company
Sydney Fringe Festival, Presenting Company
Arts WA, Grant Body
Name Function Notes
Erin Hefferon Actor
Nigel Kellaway Director
Mike Nanning Lighting Designer
Josephine Wilson Playwright
Aadje Bruce Set and/or Property Maker Painted Backdrops
Derek Kreckler Sound Designer
Rob Muir Sound Designer
Article: Helena Grehan, Negotiating discovery in The Geography of Haunted Places, Australasian Drama Studies, 34, April 1999, 109-122
Article: Jane Goodall, Objects of curiosity and subjects of discovery: humans on show, Australasian Drama Studies, 34, April 1999, 123-140
Record: Nigel Kellaway, The Performance Space, Australia Council for the Arts, Fourteen Years: a cautionary tale.1994-2007 Chapters 1-14, Sydney eScholarship Repository, University of Sydney Library, 2 December 2008
Review: John McCallum, The Australian, 20 January 1997
The Geography of Haunted Places
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Performance Space Database
Event Identifier 29464