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Good with Maps & Teacup in a Storm

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Title: Good with Maps & Teacup in a Storm
Author: Janaczewska, No?lle
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When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In the twenty-first century are there any ‘unknowns’ left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father’s journey through Parkinson’s disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknown—death. Good with Maps is sad and confronting, but it’s also funny and thoughtful, celebrating the power of literature to transport us to places both real and imagined.

‘This is a complex, deeply rewarding piece of theatre, one that balances cerebral exuberance with shattering emotional power.’ David Kettle, The List (Edinburgh Festival)


The jungle of bureaucracy, the drudgery of cleaning up yet another shattered plate, the isolation of responsibility. Caring for someone with a disability or enduring health need is no fairytale. But in this mix of documentary and fictional narrative, Noëlle Janaczewska weaves a story of heroines and dragons—and battles fought both inside and out. Teacup in a Storm is a window into the largely unseen world of carers and the power of love and determination.

Winner of the 2017 AWGIE Award for Community and Youth Theatre.
Cast : 1F; 10F, 1M (doubling possible)

Noëlle Janaczewska is a playwright, poet, essayist, and the author of The Book of Thistles (UWA Publishing, 2017). Much of her work deals with history’s gaps and silences, focusing on people, plants, creatures and events which have been overlooked or marginalised in official records. Noëlle’s work has been produced, broadcast and published locally and internationally, and in 2014 she received a prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale for her body of work as a dramatist. In Australia her plays and audio scripts have won a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, the Playbox-Asialink Playwriting Competition, the Griffin Award and nine AWGIE Awards. Noëlle also presents performance essays—a term she coined to describe a hybrid which mashes the essay and the monologue with a range of other sources and genres. Blasted Island—Nauru’s backstory was part of the Sydney Opera House Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and in 2015 Noëlle presented Dear Scott— her collected letters to the then Minister for Immigration. Recent productions include Seoul City Sue for ABC Radio National and the Children’s Audio Tour for the National Museum of Australia and the British Museum’s Rome: City and Empire exhibition, both in 2018.

Publication date: 01/10/2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760622404
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping in stock
Good with Maps & Teacup in a Storm