THE BREAD AND BUTTER PROJECT

"...a sterling, if not completely flawless performance..."

When Maryam can’t sleep she bakes bread. In her small Marrickville kitchen she kneads sourdough – it’s the only balm that can soothe her. For Maryam, bread has been a positive constant in her life. As a child in Kabul she made naan with her mother while in Australia, becoming a trainee at an artisan bakery was her entrée into safety and security. Bread is a beautiful alchemy of flour, water and salt that when baked, can feed friends and strangers alike. It connects Maryam to her faith, this country and her sense of self. Yet, as US forces leave Afghanistan and Australia deems Kabul ‘safe’ for Hazara Asylum Seekers to return, Maryam’s anxiety escalates. After all she has endured as a woman on her own, will she be sent back to that dangerous place she can no longer call home? 

 

Written and Directed by Melita Rowston

 

With Josipa Draisma

 

 

Syke On Stage "...a sterling, if not completely flawless performance..."

 

Theatre From The Back Seat "...luminous, joyous performance by Josipa Draisma, who I could easily watch for hours..."

 

The South Sydney Herald "...Josipa Draisma in another stand-out deeply and moving performance..."

 

 

 

THE BREAD AND BUTTER PROJECT featured as part of Apocalypse Theatre Project - ASYLUM

 

For 12 nights across two weeks, old 505 theatre will come alive with new australian works that explore what it means to seek asylum

 

Operation Sovereign Borders was the policy the Coalition government took to the September 2013 Federal election - a military-led response to ‘combat people smuggling and protect Australia’s borders’.

 

Playwrights from across the country have been invited to create new plays that respond to one of the most contested ideas in Australia’s identity. How will our stage respond to Operation Sovereign Borders? What do our great storytellers have to say? The selected plays have been matched to directors and actors for two weeks of quick-response theatre.

 

Fasten your seatbelt.

 

All artists involved will waive their fees so that ticket sales can be donated, in full, to the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown & the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (asrc) in Melbourne.

 

The plays were presented as staged readings.

 

For more info visit APOCALYPSE THEATRE 

© 2018 Josipa Draisma

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