The production aimed to harness the power of theatre to change attitudes and behaviours, and to help raise awareness of White Ribbon Foundation's campaign to end all violence against women. It was written and produced by White Ribbon Ambassador Dirk Zadra.
This play was first staged received great reviews and deeply affected most audience members. All profits raised were donated to the Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast to assist them further White Ribbon Foundation goals.
The play had a number of sponsors, one of which was White Ribbon Foundation Partner, Suzanne Grae, who came on board as the production's corporate partner.
The play was about a woman is found dead by her husband in the car in their garage. An inspector investigates and tries to understand - was it suicide or the end point of a complex marriage? A power play unfolds between a woman and her husband, revealing a relationship marked by lonliness, broken trust, violence, unfulfillable hopes and promises for change.
The production ran from 4-19 May at Holden Street Theatre in Adelaide. Dirk's travelling art project "Message on a Ribbon" was installed at the Theatre for the duration of the season, where guests could write a message against violence against women on a white satin ribbon and attach it to a Hills Hoist. Please see here for more detail on this project at the zee.productions Facebook Page
Congratulations to Dirk, cast and crew on such a thought-provoking production.
Photography by Robert McFarlane