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THE GIRL/THE WOMAN: BELIEF IN A BETTER LIFE

THE GIRL/THE WOMAN
Production images: ® Robert Catto

THE GIRL/THE WOMAN playing at Riverside Theatres is an eclectic mixture of theatrical styles – words, movement, drama, pathos, laugh out loud humour and comic antics.

This exciting and absorbing production, written by Aanisa Vylet, who is also one of the actors, has been in development for 12 years. THE GIRL l has been previously staged and THE WOMAN, who is the girl’s mother, added as a companion piece helping fill out some of the background of the girl’s story. These stories are sometimes separate and sometimes weave and cross over. The play concentrates on the story of the girl played by Aanisa Vylet but the mother, played by Nisrine Amine, is integral to the success of the piece as they negotiate changing times and expectations. Continue reading THE GIRL/THE WOMAN: BELIEF IN A BETTER LIFE

THE GIRL/THE WOMAN: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PLAYWRIGHT, AANISA VYLET

Aanisa Vylet
Photo by: Maryna Rothe

Twelve years in the making, wild and funny until it’s not, THE  GIRL/THE  WOMAN, is an exhilarating two-woman collision of body and mind, desire and tradition, language and visionary theatricality.

The Girl trips over her sexuality and lands on her mother's traditions. She turns to her best friend and enabler - the Internet. Her mother, The Woman, meanwhile, hates to leave the house - a tiring but familiar refuge from an ever-changing outside world. She spends her days listening to Al Jazeera. She left Lebanon for a reason but was this really the new life she imagined for herself?

THE  GIRL/THE  WOMAN is playing at Riverside Theatres from Thursday 28th June and Sydney Arts Guide had a chance to interview the playwright, Aanisa Vylet ahead of the opening.

SAG: Thank  you  for  speaking  with  our  readers.    Your  work,  THE  GIRL/THE  WOMAN  is  coming  to   Riverside  Theatres.    THE  GIRL  is  a work  that  has  been  seen  and  applauded  previously.    THE   WOMAN  is  new.    What  made  you  want  to  produce  them  side  by  side?    

Aanisa:   The  GIRL  was  developed  over  a  much  longer  period  of  time.  I  never  had  this  sensation  that  it   was  “finished”.  I  knew  there  was  more  to  the  story  –  a  companion  piece.  So  I  embarked  on   creating  The  WOMAN.  Continue reading THE GIRL/THE WOMAN: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PLAYWRIGHT, AANISA VYLET