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I sat and waited but you were gone too long


  • La Mama Theatre 205 Faraday Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

A motherless girl and a nameless woman meet in a swimming pool changing room. They both thought they’d be alone here. Neither of them can leave. They sit together and gradually realise that they may find comfort in each other. 

I Sat and Waited But You Were Gone Too Long explores the relationship between grief and the female body, the difficulty of speech, and the intimacy of strangers.

This new play from writer/director Olivia Satchell was developed with the support of Playwriting Australia at both the National Script Workshop and National Play Festival 2016. It is the inaugural production from her independent theatre company 'the voice in my hands'.

Performers: Rosie Clynes, Emily Tomlins
Dramaturg: Emma Valente
Sound Design: Russell Goldsmith
Set/Costume Design: James Lew
Lighting Design: Kelsey Watt
Image: Sarah Walker


Approximately 40 minutes
Sunday 6.30, Monday 6.30pm, Tuesday 6.30
All tickets $15

Part of La Mama's Explorations Season 2016