“It doesn’t have to be a new story for you to hear about it for the first time…”
The State Premier is dead. While the public mourns, his former lover, news producer Stella, can only secretly grieve for a part of herself she thought she had abandoned. But grief has a way of taking over: the past becomes present and the private becomes public as Stella's loss seems to touch and envelop everyone she encounters. Meanwhile, the hosts of the primetime comedy/news show Breaking are after a scoop...
Co-authored and directed with Penny Harpham for She Said, Breaking was first produced at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012. An earlier version of the script underwent a creative development at Brisbane's Metro Arts.
Written & directed by Seanna van Helten & Penny Harpham
First performed 25 – 30 September, 2012 at Sketch & Tulip, Melbourne Fringe
Performed by: Zoe Boesen, Christopher Hunter, Morgan Maguire, Freya Pragt, and Michael Wahr
Set and Poster Design/ Hanna Sandgren
Costume Design/ Owen Phillips
Composition and Sound Design/ Narayana Johnston
Lighting design/ Ian Tsaoussi
Stage Management/ Megan Hall
Photography/ Misho Baranovic