“Outer space was as far as I could travel without ever going anywhere…”

It’s 1957 and a satellite carrying a little dog called Laika streaks across the Russian night. Is it science or propaganda? A memory or fate?

A story about love, destiny, and other convictions adrift in the cosmos.

“Uses an evocative, yet highly compressed language, a poetry of ellipses and contractions…aimed at a sort of constellation effect…. [The] artful direction is very fluid and the piece hurtles along at great pace.”
— Andrew Fuhrmann, Time Out Melbourne ****

“Poetic… Barely a moment wasted.”
— Cameron Woodhead, The Age ***1/2


Outstanding Indigenous Artist for Ian Michael (Melbourne Fringe 2013)

Written by Seanna van Helten
Directed by Penny Harpham

20 – 27 September, 2013
The Loft, Lithuanian Club (Fringe Hub)
Melbourne Fringe

Performed by:
Ian Michael
Leila Rodgers
Michael Wahr

Set & costume design / Owen Phillips
Composition & sound design / Raya Slavin
Lighting consultant / Kris Chainey
Photography / Misho Baranovic