Presented by Griffin Theatre Company and written by Mununjali poet, Ellen van Neerven, swim premieres at Carriageworks where it first found its voice during Moogahlin Performing Arts’ Yellamundie Festival in 2019.

Image: Dani Sibosado, swim by Ellen van Neerven, Griffin Theatre Company 2023

Wed 10 – Sat 27 Jul, 2024

Track 8, Carriageworks

Previews 10 & 11 Jul
Opening Nights 12 & 13 Jul
Season 15 – 27 Jul

Performance Times
Mon – Fri 7pm
Sat 1pm & 7pm

Meet The Artists
Tue 16 Jul

Captioned Performance
Tue 23 Jul

Genderfluid protagonist E negotiates the space between the men’s and women’s change rooms. They flex in front of the cute pool attendant. As they step onto the diving blocks, the words of their Aunty come to them—and suddenly, the crystalline blue tiles give way to much deeper water.

Written by Ellen van Neerven

Director Andrea James
Movement Director Kirk Page
Set & Costume Designer Romanie Harper
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Composer & Sound Designer Brendon Boney
Video Designer Sam James
Cultural Consultant Lann Levinge
Gender Diversity Consultant Bayley Turner
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
With Sandy Greenwood, Dani Sibosado

swim has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

This project was first developed by Moogahlin Performing Arts through the Yellamundie Festival 2019. Script development continued in 2020 by Moogahlin Performing Arts, with the support of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney.

Creative developments have received generous support from Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Robert Dick and Erin Shiel and Home of the Arts (HOTA). swim has been developed with support from BlakDance and continued support from Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

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