This is the Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s first commissioned work. The Company wanted to put together a play that responded to the #MeToo movement that originally came out of America. The premise was to document positive, articulate responses to the movement and detail some stories of the obstacles and struggles prominent Australian women have had in their own lives and careers .
What has resulted is ‘documentary’ theatre at its best. The voices of The Hon. Dr Anne Aly, Julia Bates AO, Dr Marion Blackwell AM, Pam Burridge, The Hon Julia Gillard AC, Nikki Keating, Professor Marcia Lanngton AM, Sister Patricia Madigan PHD and Erin Phillips came through as they each made important contributions to the night.
These distinguished figures were played by a wonderful cast of talented actresses. They were Gabrielle Chan, Shakira Clanton, Lynette Curran, Deborah Galanos and Emily Havea. Their performances were nothing short of exemplary.
As well as being the director Victory Midwinter Pitt was the lead writer and she was helped by Amelia Collingham, Michelle Lee, Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood and Jordan Raskopoulos.
This was a great night at the theatre. See it if you possibly can.
I’M WITH HER is playing the Eternity Playhouse until Sunday 1 December, 2019 . Running time just under 3 hours.