Perhaps a changing room can give us room to change each other.

A grieving girl and a nameless woman meet in a swimming pool changing room. They both thought they’d be alone here. Neither of them can leave. They sit together for a while, realising they may find comfort in each other.

I sat and waited but you were gone too long explores the relationship between loss and memory, the difficulty of speech, and the intimacy of strangers. Shortlisted for the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights, showcased at the 2016 National Play Festival and developed through La Mama Explorations, this new production will be the play’s world premiere season.

Content Warnings: Reference to infant death; Use of loud sound and sudden blackouts

Directed by Liv Satchell

Written by Liv Satchell with Chanella Macri and Emily Tomlins

Dramaturgy by Emma Valente

Production Design by James Lew

Sound Design by Tom Backhaus and Hannah McKittrick

Lighting Design by John Collopy

Stage Managed by Ashleigh Walwyn

Produced by Julian Dibley-Hall

Assistant Directed by Leigh Lule

Image by Jack Dixon-Gunn

This production is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab, and the Robert Salzer Foundation.

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.