Welcome to Come To Where I Am – Australia.
Writers from across the country have been commissioned to create a new 10 minute story that will be made into a short video postcard –a snapshot of the place where they live right now – of the places, people and environments that shape their experience as Australians and artists. They take many forms – autobiographical monologues, new works of fiction, and contemporary tales based on traditional stories.
The films will premiere here and on the website of our UK partner, Paines Plough, from mid-August, with four volumes of four stories screening throughout Spring and Summer.
Each work has been selected by the Critical Stages Touring team in consultation with Paines Plough. The two companies have worked together to select pieces that highlight regional and rural experiences alongside writers from our urban and suburban communities. They have been filmed at partner performing arts centres, in the homes of our writers, and in the very places they have written about – their home town.