Goodnight, Irene

A play with songs, triggered by the Pike River disaster.
When disasters, wars, invasions, natural calamities, drastically different social demands, etc, occur in societies, social dramas are played out as the society tries to heal the disruption. This often requires legal processes, new laws, treaties and so on.
These social dramas in turn, feed into the realm of artistic production, which explores the rift in an imaginative way, further distancing and healing the crisis, transforming it into ritual, song- embodied memory. This play is then, an exploration of how events become memory.
It is a fiction, in every sense of the term.