Whats up! I’m Khym Scott, and I'm thrilled to be writing to you as the brand new Common Supervisor of Griffin. For individuals who missed the thrilling information final week, there are a few us in sparkly new appointments—Andrea James strikes into the place of Affiliate Creative Director and Leila Enright joins us as Senior Producer. Griffin is also known as a spot of firsts—for performs, artists, audiences. Griffin gave me my first skilled job in theatre in what looks like a lifetime in the past, and now I’m so delighted to be shifting into this new position. I now have a desk! I’m such a eager bean that I even rocked as much as the Stables a day sooner than my official first day by coming alongside to the 2023 Season Briefing—if you happen to missed it, don’t fear! We’ve taken the freedom of placing collectively a recording of one of many day’s classes with all of the juicy sneak peeks and inventive insights you possibly can need, which you may watch proper now.
I maintain remembering with some horror that it’s already December and I'm wildly unprepared. I feel I’ve resigned myself to both going to a purchasing centre after-hours on Christmas Eve, re-gifting issues I’ve obtained from varied opening nights or last-minute purchasing on-line. Talking of last-minute on-line presents, if you happen to’ve obtained a theatre lover in your life, why not head to the Griffin web site and decide up a Present Certificates for a 2023 subscription? I hear that giving experiences is nice for these individuals who say they ‘don’t need something’ or they ‘don’t know what they need’. Or higher but, plan some date nights and decide up one for your self too! I’m already benefiting from the advantages that our fantastic subscribers get—particularly discounted wine from our pals at P&V Retailers. Please be aware that the Griffin workplace is closed from 3pm, Friday 23 December and re-opens Monday 9 January 2023—so be sure to buy your Present Certificates earlier than then!
My Spotify Wrapped doesn’t actually change 12 months to 12 months as a result of I solely take heed to 90s pop music, however I've been fascinated by every little thing that’s occurred previously twelve months. This time final 12 months I used to be in the midst of stage managing the Prima Facie return season on the Seymour Centre (post-Delta, pre-Omicron), and attending some readings of the Griffin Award finalists. And now sarcastically, I’m placing all of the items in place for the Prima Facie tour to Melbourne Theatre Firm in February, and entries for the Griffin Award 2023 shut in only a few weeks.
Whereas we might have already closed the doorways to the Stables for 2022, we’re definitely protecting busy as a result of we’re nicely into planning our first manufacturing for 2023—tickets for Nicholas Brown’s tantalisingly tantric Intercourse Magick have simply gone on sale from this week (together with tickets for our first Griffin Lookout present of the 12 months, UFO)! I've spent a number of time in our theatre over time and what I really like about Griffin audiences is their willingness to be stunned by what they discover on the high of the steps. I can inform you one factor—Intercourse Magick goes to be B.I.G.
Subsequent 12 months can also be the final 12 months of creating and seeing theatre within the SBW Stables Theatre as we all know and find it irresistible earlier than our renovations begin, so we’re undoubtedly going all out and pushing our beloved venue on the hill to its absolute limits. It’s going to be an enormous 12 months of Australian storytelling subsequent 12 months and we will’t wait to share it with you.
Till then, you’ll discover me watching horrible/superb Hallmark Christmas movies and wishing for much less ducking and weaving for us all in 2023. See you within the lobby subsequent 12 months!