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BY Lynda Chanwai-Earle
DIRECTOR David O’Donnell
COMPANY Ice Floe Productions Tapui Ltd
ACTORS: Stevie Hancox-Monk, Sepelini Mua’au, Elle Wootton
STAGE MANAGER Sam Tippet
INTIMACY & FIGHT DIRECTOR Carrie Thiel
MARKETING & CO-PRODUCTION Linda Lee
GRAPHIC DESIGN Poppy Serano
ASSISTANT PRODUCERS Sally Richards & Jo Marsh
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Helena-Jane Kilkelly
PUBLICIST Courtney Rose Brown
COMPOSER Gareth Farr
SOUND DESIGNER Phil Brownlee
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY Marcus McShane
SET DESIGN Brian King
LIGHTING DESIGNER Tony Black
PRODUCTION MANAGER Joshua Tucker
TECHNICAL OPERATOR Haami Hawkins
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Phil Loizou
23 – 26 Sep (Development season – 5 nights only!)
Tues – Sat 7.30pm
$25 – $35
95 min running time (no interval)
From the award-winning team of “HEAT”comes… A GREEN-POWERED black comedy about a scientist, an activist, a Navy SEAL, and one huge Ozone Hole.
In 1985 the world wakes to the discovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica.
It’s Wild West days at McMurdo Station and Scott Base. It’s little more than a decade since the US Navy lifted their ban on women travelling to the ice. Stella, a NZ scientist, Ioane, a US marine from American Samoa, and Bonny, a Greenpeace activist, meet during one Antarctic summer. What unfolds is as dark, funny and monumental as the discovery of the ozone hole itself.
The second play in Lynda Chanwai-Earle’s Antarctic Trilogy, HOLE builds on the innovative use of green-powered energy as used in the award-winning HEAT.
‘Considered on a global scale, the decision of the HEAT production team to experiment with alternative energy sources highlights the unsustainability of our current first world practices. Both provocative and moving HEAT will remain in my consciousness for a long time to come’ — Sharon Matthews, Theatreview
Antarctic photos by Lillian Ng 1999.
Part of WTF! 2020