Scenes from a war-ravaged town are held in stark contrast with the songs and storytelling of a raven and a soldier. 'Cloak of Feathers' is about war, silenced women and the possibility of new beginnings. The action takes place in an apocalyptic landscape.
The language is highly original, a mix of myth, poetry and vision; the raven character is an intriguing and perplexing archetype. The play is structured like music, it has a melody and a sense of being a score.
'This is an important work, and should be an extraordinarily evocative and challenging piece in performance.' Ruth Little, Literary Manager, Griffin Theatre Company, 1999
- 100 minutes
- 9 female, 9 male
- Variable cast size, 18-30 roles plus chorus. Variable genders for some roles.
- 16 to 18, 18+
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre