Sydney Theatre Company presents
By Sophie Treadwell
Rarely staged in Australia, Machinal is considered a high point of American Expressionist theatre.
Receiving its Broadway premiere in 1928, the play, by playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, is based on the true story of a woman convicted of murdering her husband and sent to the electric chair. The play's strong proto-feminist stance was decades ahead of its time, tackling head-on the roles and societal expectations placed on women with a stark and innovative theatrical style.
Our 2012 Richard Wherrett Fellow Imara Savage will take on this touchstone piece in the Wharf 2 Theatre, our 'lab' for investigating new and innovative new theatre practices.
Machinal will form a fascinating third perspective on themes raised - in very different forms - in Mrs Warren's Profession and The Maids
Director Imara Savage
Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer/Sound Steve Francis ...more