What happened to Stevie could happen to all of us.
Stevie walks onto the highway, amongst the sounds of roaring traffic. She stands waiting and fearless, empty and determined, alone. Four strangers are catapulted into the mystery of her whereabouts, neither of them knowing what is about to take place, or do they? These characters swerve and skid on a wild, chaotic ride through memories, secrets and hidden truths finding themselves at the bottom of their very existence where monsters knock at doors. What happens to Stevie, happens in the beam of car headlights, in the direct collision between thoughts of life and death, and in the loudness of silence.
“Hardgrave displays outstanding skill in her writing and acting…”
– Myron My, My Melbourne Arts. (note: Hardgrave is the former name of Suzie J.Jarmain)
“I really enjoyed this performance and the space. It was cozy and safe, but intimate and confronting.”
– Grant Virtue, Theatre Travels.
Content warning: This production makes contact with themes of suicide, trauma, sexual abuse and dissociative identity disorder, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sound warning: This production uses loud realistic sounds through multiple speakers and a subwoofer.
Written and directed by Suzie J. Jarmain of The New Work Company
Ensemble: Belle Hansen, Courtney Crisfield, Samantha Kennedy, Bree-Anna Cummins
Lighting design by Shane Grant
Sound design by Nat Grant
Production Management by Millie Levakis -Lucas
Image by Darren Gill
This work is a premiere for The New Work Company. With thanks to all those that have supported and contributed to the work in 2021.
Auslan Interpreted: Sunday 6th, 4 pm
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.