Two estranged sisters sit in a prison visiting room. What will it take to reconnect?
Tilly and Egg have been waiting for their mother to find them. They haven’t seen her since she disappeared during a game of hide-and-seek when they were kids.They’re middle-aged when Tilly receives two letters from her. She’s dead. Egg’s in prison, and Tilly needs special permission to visit and let her know. Tilly was supposed to keep Egg close but it’s only the spectre of their mother that now brings them back together.
Shortlisted for the Max Afford Playwrights Award and Green Room Awards for Best Direction and Production Design, my sister feather investigates sisterhood, duty and the ties that bind.
“Satchell’s text masterfully crafts these characters in this moment. Very little in this play is extraneous to this fragment of these women’s lives, but they are such complete portraits that we feel like we know their whole story, even though we really don’t.” – Witness Performance
“[T]his is a play of intensity and courage that swims in a sea of complex femininity” – Theatre People
“My Sister Feather is a terrific play, fully resourced in terms of theatricality, sensitively understated and well-constructed.” – ArtsHub
Content Warnings: strong language; use of loud sound
Directed by Liv Satchell
Written by Liv Satchell with Belinda McClory 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 with Jason Crick
Stage Managed by Ashleigh Walwyn
Produced by Julian Dibley-Hall
Assistant Directed by Leigh Lule
Image by Jack Dixon-Gunn
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.
This production is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants, and Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab.