by Martin Crimp
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ART
DIRECTOR Luke Rogers
DESIGNER Georgia Hopkins
LIGHTING DESIGNER Alexander Berlage
SOUND DESIGNER Brittany Jones
STAGE MANAGER Kirsty Walker
DRAMATURG Julian Lanarch
Matt Minto & Fiona Pepper
PHOTOGRAPHY Mark Nolan
“What I’m trying - am I? - to explore in Play House is the fragility and above all volatility of a relationship. And the extent to which, in the world now, individuals are prepared to accommodate to each other in the name of love.” – Martin Crimp
Sex, work, pregnancy, parents, weird neighbours, cleaning the fridge and dancing: Play House tells - in thirteen brief scenes - the story of a young couple's attempts to set up a home.
Play House examines the bi-polar nature of love, the ebb and flow between loving and loathing, and asks how two people can build a relationship together without destroying a part of themselves.
Crimp’s work is both allusive and elusive, seeking to uncover the secrets and truths that hide behind our every act and word. In his familiar fragmented and elliptical style, we are presented with an intriguing mosaic of life and love where boundaries are constantly tested and nothing is as it seems, no matter which side you view it from.
Play House was a NIDA Directing graduation production. It also toured to Gorman House Arts Centre (Canberra) with Sam O'Sullivan and Kate Skinner in the cast.