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A Observe from AJ, 17 February



Pricey Grif-friend,

I’m AJ, Griffin’s outgoing Head of Advertising and marketing and as such this word marks one in all my final official duties—which is an effective segue that we’re at the moment on the look our for just a few positions; try the roles right here. I began again in 2019, a singular time the place folks in confined areas had been solely confronting in case you had been caught in a raise. My first day was attending the road launch of Lee Lewis‘s 2020 Season. I had beforehand left a job in fairly a company surroundings so the sheer ardour and pleasure that the group at Griffin had, not just for the work however one another and the craft, was extra welcome than moderately priced RATs on the pharmacy.

From then till now the world (each within the microcosm of Griffin and the precise world) has modified drastically. I obtained promoted from coordinator to Head of Division, all of us realized the greek alphabet via virulent pathogens, we had lockdowns, Dine & Uncover vouchers (cheeky reminder to use them at Griffin!), Tiger King and the Olympics. However in amongst all of that, Griffin continued to chug on, rolling with the punches to assist the humanities, creatives, actors and in the end, Australian storytelling all through.

I don’t know who will fill my footwear, however I do know that they’ll be extraordinarily fortunate to work with a few of the most form, inventive, passionate and clever folks within the enterprise and I want them the most effective as they begin their very own journey with the Grif-fam.

However that’s sufficient of me taking up this electronic mail with my sentimental reflections as a result of there are majorly thrilling issues which can be nearly to occur right here on the SBW Stables Theatre!

First up, Kirsty Marillier‘s Orange Thrower begins previews tonight, formally kicking our 2022 Essential Season. You’ve in all probability already seen the rehearsal footage (taken by the great Brett Boardman) that are completely joy-inspiring. And that pleasure is certainly prolonged from the rehearsal room and all through the workplace with the Griffin group catching a sneaky first peek late final week. In the event you haven’t already obtained your tickets but, I genuinely encourage you to cease studying this word and seize your tickets ASAP. Many of the season is promoting quick, and that is going to be a type of Griffin performs that can take town by storm.

We’ve additionally been working with 2 Sydney Stylists (Niwa and Wanyika) to succeed in new audiences—specifically communities represented within the work we program and produce. As such, you could discover just a few enjoyable vibes as you enter the lobby this season, so preserve your eye out for these and doubtlessly some Griffin 2022 merchandise as properly… (However you’ll have to come back to a present to search out out what that's!).

Then, shortly after Orange Thrower wraps up in March, we’ll be welcoming our first Griffin Lookout manufacturing of the yr, Jessica Bellamy‘s A is for Apple into the SBW Stables Theatre for a two week season. The dynamic duo of Amy Hack and Zoe Resnick will information audiences via a hilarious comedic commentary on myths, Jewish womanhood and gender roles. Directed by Scarlet McGlynn and written by the playwright behind our smash hit from just a few years in the past, Shabbat Dinner, this isn't one to overlook both!

I might go on however alas, as I've realized on a number of fronts lately, all good issues should come to an finish. In order I end this word attempting to not sound like Carrie Bradshaw, I wish to lastly thanks for supporting theatre, Australian storytelling and Griffin to a degree that allowed me to do a job that I’ve genuinely cherished.

Keep protected and comfortable and ever-inquisitive,
AJ xx

AJ Lamarque
Head of Advertising and marketing & Affiliate Producer



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