SIARAD spoken word theatre (solo performance)
|photo: SIA DUFF|
It's 2020. A poet arrives in Western Australia to visit her Welsh mother who is living with dementia in an aged care home. Border controls and visiting restrictions are in place, which means the poet must remain in isolation for two weeks. She seizes the opportunity to write a poem for the upcoming Australian Poetry Slam competition. Shifting between the worlds of the writing room, the Poetry Slam stage and the wounds of family history, the poet examines what it means to be a daughter, a peri-menopausal woman who is only just finding her voice and, above all, what it is to be human and vulnerable.
SIARAD is a spoken word theatre show presented by Caroline Reid in an intimate conversational style. With material drawn from the book of the same name, SIARAD is a blend of autobiography, poetry and humour with a consistent element of surprise. Storytelling at its best, SIARAD will make you laugh out loud and at times punch you hard in the heart.
SIARAD is available for touring.
All inquiries to: caroline[at]carolinereidwrites[dot]com
WRITER & PERFORMER: Caroline Reid
DIRECTOR: Steve Sheehan
DRAMATURG: Emma Beech
POETRY CONSULTANT: Indigo Eli
TECHNICIAN/STAGE MANAGER: Andy Hunt
Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021, Comeback Festival 2021, Mount Gambier Fringe 2022, Red Dirt Poetry Festival 2022.
PARTNERS & SUPPORT
ARTS South Australia, Writers SA, Adelaide Fringe, Fringe Mt Gambier, Goodwood Theatre & Studios, Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
"SIARAD is the hallmark of a woman who has the need to speak, and thankfully, also has something to say."
"Reid is incredibly personable and unpretentious in her delivery."The Clothesline:
"A theatrical and poetic memoir ... the intimacy of words and thoughts is really laid bare."