Welcome to Red Door

For those who might not have read my more extensive introduction, Red Door is a celebration of plays that I – for various and extremely personal reasons – really dig. They are also works that I regard as key developments, as significant steps in the unfolding story of our theatre. They are by no means the only steps, or even necessarily the most important, but they are all in their own ways fascinating and distinctive works.

Here is the latest release from Red Door, Kit Brookman's Small and Tired. This is a delicate text that focuses on the devastation experienced by a family after the death of a child and is loosely based on the myths surrounding the curse of the house of Atreus.

You can read more about Small and Tired on the AustralianPlays.org blog, and be sure to check out the interview presented below, which offers some nice insights into the development of this work and the career of the artist who crafted it. 

Tom Healey,
Red Door Curator

LATEST RELEASE: Small and Tired by Kit Brookman

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Orestes has come back to bury his father. He has been away a long time. His mother is hardened, his sister is strangely ill. He will see them, he will bury his father and then, in all likelihood, he will drift away again.

"...The surface is restrained, but there is something burning fiercely underneath." - John McCallum, The Australian


 Tom Healey in conversation with Kit Brookman