writing and producing independent australian theatre
High Windows Low Doorways

High Windows Low Doorways 
A multi-playwright project

The reviews are in!

"4 stars. ...they've shone a sympathetic light upon the lamp that is the human heart, its fragility and its resilience"
Daily Review (Crikey)

"as an exploration and evocation of intense and life changing experiences it was brilliant......This is little theatre at its best; limited in space but huge in impact"

South Sydney Herald

"the stories are all very well written and performed....
a great production"

The Buzz from Sydney

"With an overarching insistence on the highest quality, subtlenuance give the monologue format a fresh boost......High Windows Low Doorways is performed to the high standard we have come to expect from subtlenuance, but even more than this, it opens the conversation up about what it is to be spiritual in life." 
Lisa Thatcher

"the stories are unique to the actors, translated back by seven different writers with care and dilgence and craft, and then translated once again to the performance realm. And as an audience we're taken with them into the most uncharted and dangerous and moving territories."
5th Wall

"layered and complex. There's a lot in this show to mull over. I thought it was beautifully curated and well performed."
Theatre From The Back Seat

"The performances were all high quality....easily accessible theatre....entertaining"
Arts Hub

"There is a resonance that exits where people dig deep to tell personal stories, and in High Windows Low Doorways, the cast wants us to hear them, but the commonality of our experiences also makes us feel heard"

Suzy Goes See


photo by Zorica Purlija

High Windows Low Doorways 

“Don’t tell me your beliefs. 
They don't sing, or laugh, or weep.
Speak of the visions you've had, and the paths you've walked.
Tell me your stories." 

Some of Sydney’s most exciting theatre makers take on the last great taboo!

In 2013, with some extraordinary artists, we explored stories of childhood in 
The Political Hearts of Children:

"Stark white walls. Seven scripts. Seven actors. 
Who needs 'big' theatre when 'little' theatre can be so blindingly brilliant?"
Australian Stage Online

With High Windows Low Doorways we revisit this intriguing collaborative approach, teaming writers with performers to tell a tale from the actor's own 
spiritual experience
- defined in the broadest possible sense!

Epiphany, euphoria and ecstasy, 
those glorious moments when nothing makes sense, 
and it no longer matters.

Dread, despondency and despair,
 those painful moments when it seems only too clear.

Join us as we share tales 
of doubt, dissent and divinity, 
of fear, hope and love,
of life, death and beyond.

"We don’t have answers. 
  We only have ourselves."

   High Windows Low Doorways


                Matt Butcher     -   Jonathan Ari Lander

                       Peter McAllum  -    Noelle Janaczewska    

Alice Keohavong   -   Katie Pollock

           Kit Bennett    -    Alison Rooke

            Gavin Roach   -    Mark Langham

Naomi Livingstone  -  Ellana Costa

           Helen Tonkin   -   Melita Rowston

directed by Paul Gilchrist
produced by Daniela Giorgi
sound design by Ashley Walker
stage manager Tom Massey

See artist's bio tab for more information

19 – 30 March 2014, 
TAP Gallery (Downstairs Theatre)
Tues- Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm
Tix $25/$20/Cheap Tues and Preview $15
Bookings 0481 514 945

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