What would you do to her body?
What is a woman’s body? Something to be looked at? A source of pleasure? A reproductive vessel? Something to be improved? Enhanced? Reassembled? Compressed? Something to be proud of? Something to be ranked?
Here is a woman. She is listening. How should her body look?
Playwright Laura Lethlean “excels in projecting people’s inner thoughts about their relationships with others onto the stage.” (Audrey Journal 2018).
Cawthorne is an award winning director, consistently creating “satisfyingly beautiful, superb theatre.” (Theatre Travels, 2019).
Cawthorne and Lethlean founded The Anchor in 2015. Meeting at NIDA, the two women quickly developed a collaborative process that underpins each of their projects, which have been staged in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. The Anchor is a Melbourne based theatre company creating “new and insightful theatre that is dramatically absorbing and daring in style and technique.” (Stage Whispers, October 2019).
Content warning: graphic footage of surgery will be featured
Written by Laura Lethlean
Directed by Katie Cawthorne
Performed by Mia Tuco
Image by Darren Gill
Visual rating 75%: The event is fully subtitled or has minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.
Aural Rating 75%: Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.