A Observe From Jake, 15 September


New child on the block Jake right here and I’m extremely excited to have joined the Griffin group a number of weeks in the past as the brand new Head of Growth. And what a improbable time to affix the group and start working with our extremely beneficiant supporters and companions who assist us ship a few of Griffin’s superb initiatives each on and off stage. In just some weeks I’ve already been warmly welcomed with a game-changing announcement on the buy of our residence, my first Griffin Award ceremony (congratulations once more Grace Chow!), the opening of Whitefella Yella Tree and suffered just a little little bit of whiplash as I jumped on the rollercoaster that’s getting ready for our 2023 Season launch!

Talking of—mark your calendars and preserve your eyes peeled for our 2023 Season occurring sale from the night of Monday 19 September. The total announcement will hit your inboxes after 7pm or when you desire to discover issues over a cuppa—my desire can be over a G&T—the brochure in all its glory will hit your letterboxes shortly thereafter (when you’d wish to request a bodily brochure, you are able to do so on our web site!). I don’t wish to give a lot away however put together your self for a 12 months of thrilling works that embrace the wonderful, chaotic every part of life. With a significant redevelopment of our beloved theatre on the horizon, now’s the time to affix us on the SBW Stables and plan a 12 months of unforgettable nights out together with your nearest and dearest—or why not come alone? I’m certain you’ll make buddies with a like-minded theatre lover over a beveragino at The Penny Prepare dinner Bar!

After all, you don’t have to attend till subsequent 12 months—we’re at the moment wrapping up the second final week of Whitefella Yella Tree by Dylan Van Den Berg! We’re so humbled by the superb response to this tender, however highly effective work, from each audiences and critics. In case you haven’t received your tickets but, you will have 9 extra alternatives to see this hovering story earlier than it closes on the SBW Stables on Friday 23 September. After ending the run right here, Ty and Neddy will tour to Canberra for a restricted season at Canberra Theatre Centre (28 September – 1 October). So, in order for you some brownie factors and to flex how you will have your finger on the heart beat—in addition to impeccable style— suggest it to your public servant buddies within the nation’s capital!

As Steve Harwell as soon as (virtually) mentioned ‘…Properly the 12 months retains coming and so they don’t cease coming’… and we’re quick approaching our second Griffin Lookout present of the 12 months, Mom Might We. Written and carried out by the fabulous power of nature, Mel Ree, this work is an epic poem that includes music, video and dance. Humbling onerous truths, troublesome questions, playful efficiency artwork. This present is a motivational manifesto for the best way to heal and shouldn’t be missed!

On behalf of everybody at Griffin Theatre Firm, we wish to prolong our ideas to Uncle Jack Charles’ rapid household, and in addition to his inventive household whose lives he has touched together with his knowledge, his expertise, and irresistible sense of humour.

Lastly, in a single day you will have seen an thrilling announcement that Suzie Miller‘s Prima Facie might be offered by Melbourne Theatre Firm in 2023! After a smash-hit premiere season at Griffin in 2019, lauded return seasons, a visit as much as Queensland, a West Finish manufacturing starring Jodie Comer that’s shortly heading to Broadway, and a trailblazing Nationwide Theatre Stay cinematic expertise, we expect it’s nicely overdue to offer Melburnians a style of Sheridan Harbridge‘s tour de power of a efficiency. Run, don’t stroll!

Almost definitely seen sporting a blazer with an announcement pin/brooch, I look ahead to seeing you within the lobby at Mom Might We or Finish Of. earlier than the 12 months is out.

Don’t be a stranger,

Jake Shavikin
Head of Growth