Good with Maps and Teacup in a Storm


ISBN: 9781760622404
Author: Noëlle Janaczewska
Publication Date: 3/09/2018
Edition: First
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 92pp.
Availability: Available
Cast Info: 3F
Doubling possible, min. of 2 actors required.

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GOOD WITH MAPS: When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In the twenty-first century are there any ‘unknowns’ left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father’s journey through Parkinson’s disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknown—death. Good with Maps is sad and confronting, but it’s also funny and thoughtful, celebrating the power of literature to transport us to places both real and imagined.
‘This is a complex, deeply rewarding piece of theatre, one that balances cerebral exuberance with shattering emotional power.’ — David Kettle, The List (Edinburgh Festival)

TEACUP IN A STORM: The jungle of bureaucracy, the drudgery of cleaning up yet another shattered plate, the isolation of responsibility. Caring for someone with a disability or enduring health need is no fairytale. But in this mix of documentary and fictional narrative,
Noëlle Janaczewska weaves a story of heroines and dragons — and battles fought both inside and out. Teacup in a Storm is a window into the largely unseen world of carers and the power of love and determination.
Winner of the 2017 AWGIE Award for Community and Youth Theatre.

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