let bleeding girls lie examines the unexpected intimacy between Grace, Juice, and Lou, three strangers donating plasma at a Melbourne city blood bank during the Manchester Arena attack. Live carnage unfolds on the news, forcing private lives into public space as the women seek strength in each other.
Shortlisted for the 2019 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award and The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, let bleeding girls lie is brought to you by the Green Room-award nominated team of my sister feather. It is the final work in a trilogy of plays exploring grief and care in public space presented by La Mama and produced by VIMH.
“Satchell’s text masterfully crafts these characters in this moment […] and her team admirably demonstrate that good theatre doesn’t need big casts and bigger sets. All it needs is a couple of great actors and a script that has something to say.”
Witness Performance on my sister feather
Written by Olivia Satchell with Chanella Macri, Belinda McClory and Emily Tomlins
Performed by Chanella Macri, Belinda McClory and Emily Tomlins
Directed by Olivia Satchell
Dramaturgy by Emma Valente
Production design by James Lew
Sound design/composition by Tom Backhaus and Hannah McKittrick
Lighting design by Jason Crick
Produced by Lauren Bennett
Image by Jack Dixon-Gunn
This production is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Robert Salzer Foundation, and the Besen Family Foundation
Please be advised let bleeding girls lie contains: Adult content, descriptions of gendered violence, discussion of grief and death, sudden and sustained sound, sudden blackouts and coarse language.