Can we be witnesses to ourselves? How do we emerge through trauma? Is it a choice, or chosen for us?

A woman wielding a weapon is shot by police. Why? A woman, struggling with the pain of her own journey, mourns for the lost woman, and writes a song. How do our experiences, and those we bear witness to, shape our mental landscape? What numbs us, what makes us feel alive? How do we navigate the stories we are told, and those we tell ourselves. What is your story, and are you sticking to it?

“I was left with the impression of having been involved in something very interesting and compelling.”

– Clare Mendes – Melbourne Writer’s Theatre

Written at the intersection of lived experience, social activism, and personal memoir …WWAT is an embodied story … and important theatrical work.

– Elizabeth Whalley (actor/director/playwright)

Content Warnings: Mentions of sexual abuse, gun violence, and mental health 

Written by Ruth Katerelos

Direction and Costume Design by Sarah Vickery

Performed by Nisha Marie Joseph, Ruth Katerelos, Alana Louise

Sound Design: Naavikaran 

Lighting Design: Sarah Vickery and Naavikaran 

Stage Manager: Naavikaran

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.