Greta is about to turn 15 and can’t bear to leave her childhood behind. But after her party, she will have to find herself in an incomprehensible, erotic, somewhat violent world.
Changing schools, making new friends (and enemies), waking up to sex, retaining the same old typically dysfunctional family: fears and tremors common between 14-year-old girls here and there, and also those from the colorful ‘70s Australia invented by Rosemary Myers. Few first features have as much confidence in its resources as Girls Asleep, and fewer still have as much basis for that confidence. Actors (and, above all, actresses) in a state of grace, multitudinous choreographies, gags, frantic chases, surrealism, eroticism, Carroll’s Alice and the creatures from Where the Wild Things Are are just some of the ingredients that give a miraculously delicate and subtly deep shape to the most extraordinary coming-of-age you’ll see this year. AM
D: Rosemary Myers G: Matthew Whittet F: Andrew Commis E: Karryn De Cinque DA: Jonathan Oxlade S: Pete Best M: Harry Covill P: Jo Dyers PE: Teena Munn CP: Soft Tread Enterprises, Windmill Theatre Company I: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet, Amber McMahon, Eamon Farren
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She’s the artistic director of Windmill Theatre, an award winning theater company based in Adelaide, South Australia. Her director credits for the company include Pinocchio and The Wizard of Oz.