A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf by Sentient Theatre

“If I could not grasp the truth about women in the past, why bother about women in the future?” Virginia Woolf

In Sentient Theatre’s inaugural piece, we celebrate the beautiful literacy and conceptual genius of Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, and her classic work, ‘A Room of One’s Own’. Based on a series of lectures by Woolf in 1928 on the subject of women and fiction, this adaptation restructures the narrative to feature four performers who represent various aspects of Woolf’s mind in conversation with herself and the audience. The piece both energetically debates and gently reflects on the history of gender disparity, while keeping Woolf’s striking use of metaphor and charming humour alive.

‘A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf’ had a sold-out premiere season at La Mama Courthouse in 2016. Adapted and directed by Peta Hanrahan, it features performances by Carolyn Bock, Marissa O’Reilly, Jackson Trickett and Anna Kennedy. Today, with gender equality campaigns such as Me Too, Time’s Up and NOW Australia, this accessible production shines a light on our history with astounding relevance to contemporary society.

If you want to understand what is happening in the world today, this is the perfect place to start.

An accessible and energetic stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic essay on women and fiction.

7th Aug 2019 to 23rd Aug 2019

Sentient Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Artform: Theatre
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Date Venue Location More info
7th Aug 2019 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
9th Aug 2019 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550
10th Aug 2019 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550
17th Aug 2019 The Cube 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, 3689
19th Aug 2019 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
21st Aug 2019 Frankston Arts Centre Davey St, Frankston, 3199
22nd Aug 2019 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
23rd Aug 2019 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820
7th Aug 2019 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
9th Aug 2019 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550
10th Aug 2019 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550
17th Aug 2019 The Cube 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, 3689
19th Aug 2019 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
21st Aug 2019 Frankston Arts Centre Davey St, Frankston, 3199
22nd Aug 2019 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
23rd Aug 2019 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820