A site-specific, durational version of Chekhov’s The Seagull adapted to the Australian landscape.
The Seagull at Nyerimilang is a site-specific, durational version of Chekhov’s play, adapted for the Australian landscape by the Gippsland Lakes. This creative development explores human relationships and connection to the lake, wildlife and place in a fragile ecology.
The first stage of the project was over zoom during lockdown (with performers in three states). In November we will come together at Nyerimilang, on Gunai Kernai country, and explore how the play lives in that place. The project seeks to connect the play to that beautiful place, and the showing will include talks about Indigenous culture and history, the environment, water and wildlife.
This project continues the work of the site- specific Uncle Vanya project, performed in 5 regional venues, including at The Cedars, Hahndorf, as part of Adelaide Festival 2019.
“Unrushed to the point of feeling time-warped, this Chekhov has been “slow cooked” and the result is mouth-watering. Uncle Vanya at The Cedars is a magical, intense and extraordinarily special experience.” ★★★★★Limelight — Uncle Vanya at The Cedars
Adapted from Chekhov’s The Seagull
Directed by Bagryana Popov
With Marco Chiappi, Tom Considine, Natasha Herbert, Lulu Howes, Brian Lipson, Todd MacDonald, Nathan Milne, Carole Patullo, Frazer Shepherdson, Jessica Veitch
Produced by Myf Powell and Lara Week
Sound Design by Elissa Goodrich
Videography by Michael Carmody
Stage Manager Sarah Bianco
Image by Bagryana Popov
For any inquiries or bookings please email La Mama’s Outreach & Community Engagment Producer Myf Powell via firstname.lastname@example.org