Locally-produced world-class theatre premiere

Making a very special world premiere debut from June 21-25 as part of Geelong Arts Centre’s Our Season 2022, Mountain is a not-to-be-missed new work created by Kit Brookman and longstanding friend of Geelong Arts Centre, Geelong local, André Jewson.

Presented by Geelong Arts Centre in association with Sweet Reason and Performing Lines, Mountain is the story of a man in pieces.

Adrift in grief, he becomes fixated by the idea of hiking up a mountain. But even on the simplest of journeys it can be difficult to find the way back…

The man’s journey up the mountain opens precipitously outward, to encompass not just his own voice, but the voice of the mountain, the wind, of a planet crying out for what it’s losing and what it’s already lost.

Shifting perspectives from the deeply personal to the epic, this new solo work by writer/director Kit Brookman and performer André Jewson is a determined search for hope amidst utter devastation.

Running from Tuesday 21 June to Saturday 25 June in Geelong Arts Centre’s state of the art Studio 4, Mountain is a hymn to the transformative power of grief, to the wonder of the unknown.

The inception of Mountain has been supported by Geelong Art Centre’s Creative Engine grant program. Creative Engine supports artists and performance makers.

In this episode of KickArts we meet Andre Jewson and talk about the art of creating theatre during a pandemic and the support of Geelong Arts Centre – Creative Engine grant program.

Listen to the full interview below.

Photo Sarah Walker.

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