What initially drew you to Medea?
It was the next show I worked on after The 7 Stages of Grieving and there was a sense of looking at key issues that the Indigenous community were dealing with, but looking at it in a more tangential sense. Rather than writing a play about domestic relationships and violence in the home, I thought there had to be a better way of saying it and that was something that takes the ideas of spirituality and location and difference. And so Medea was that story. And I was always drawn to the Greek stories – I like the narratives that they have and in some respects Medea is the flipside of the Oedipus story. Oedipus is a story which goes, “here’s the man’s journey into demise and tragedy”. The women’s story for me is Medea, in the very public and popular kind of way.Read More