The preparation of this document was commissioned by Drama Australia to foster access and participation in learning, taking in the broader context of Indigenous educational perspectives and redefining their relevance in the study of Contemporary Indigenou
James Waites, australianstage.com.au
"The form is as simple in structure as theatre can get, but no less affecting for that."
Ben Mylius, lowdown.net.au
"This is one of 7 Stages’ greatest achievements: that it reminds its audience of the power and truth of stories."
Diana Simmonds, stagenoise.com
"An enduring work of theatre, politics and human story-telling."
QTC / Education Queensland
Produced by Queensland Theatre Company and Education Queensland for the QTC education performance of The 7 Stages of Grieving.
Jacqui Taffel, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2002
"There's a lot of feelings that don't take much time to come to the surface, in terms of dealing with death... It gives me another level to play on, in that respect, in terms of my personal family story."
Kim Goodear, artshub.com.au
"In talking with Mailman, it is obvious that the production is very close to her own experiences as an Aboriginal woman, and although she notes that the work is not autobiographical it certainly addresses themes that she is familiar with."
Kate Foy, Greenroom, 2011
The Greenroom's Kate Foy talks with Wesley Enoch following his first twelve months at the helm of Qeensland Theatre Company.
Stephen Dunne, Sydney Morning Herald, August 2002
"Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman's 7 Stages is an established masterpiece."
Kim Goodear, artshub.com.au, August 2002
"Through an ever-evolving creative process, Mailman and Enoch embarked on a course that involved exchanging a wide variety of ideas."
Keith Gallasch, RealTime #67, June-July 2005
"My own writing is a natural extension of my relationship with the work on the floor. I’m more of a director than a writer."
Sydney Theatre Company
PDF download (156KB) Includes production notes, a media release and education resources from the 2008 STC touring production of The 7 Stages of Grieving