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Merrigong Talking Point – Miller’s World Today

Sat 31 Aug

Universal themes affecting our communities.

A conversation with Giles Gartrell-Mills (Associate Director and performer, A View from the Bridge) and Demelza Haines (Program Coordinator, Merrigong Theatre Company).

Facilitator: Annie Clapton (Associate Producer, Merrigong Theatre Company).

Join us for a free foyer discussion about A View from the Bridge and the themes of family, gender dynamics, immigration and justice which are as relevant for contemporary Australia as ever before.

This Merrigong Talking Point accompanies the performance of A View from the Bridge.

Giles Gartrell-Mills

Giles trained at the Oxford School of Drama and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

UK theatre credits include: Look Back in Anger, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lichfield Garrick), Animal Magnetism, Wives As They Were (Theatre Royal Bury), Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (New Wimbledon Theatre).

Australian theatre credits include: A View from the Bridge (Redline Productions), Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra (Sport for Jove), Degenerate Art (Redline Productions), Knots (Old 505).

Giles is also a writer and his second play Mercutio and the Prince of Cats is showing at the Old 505 Theatre in November 2019. Giles has directed productions of Sweeney Todd (New Theatre), Where Do Little Birds Go? (Old Fitz), After the Dance (New Theatre) as well as a number of others while director in residence at the Union Theatre in London in 2008/09. Giles is a proud member of MEAA.

Demelza Haines

Demelza has a theatre background, training in Theatre Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne and Stage Management at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, UK. She has worked on over 25 productions in the UK and Australia. UK/Europe productions include The Glass Menagerie, Nicholas Nickleby, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Masterclass, Educating Rita, The Secret Garden, The Odd Couple and The Servant of Two Masters and Twelfth Night with Bell Shakespeare.

Demelza’s final year dissertation subject was ‘McCarthyism in American Theatre’ in which she researched the landscape of U.S. theatre in the 1950s and the impact the House of UnAmerican Activities Committee had on its writers and their works.

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