12 AUG – 4 SEP
Anna K is an interrogation of how women in public roles are attacked by hostile voices intent on silencing them. In high profile positions women are exposed to significantly more negative criticism than men in the same positions, and furthermore endure violently sexualised online comments and messages intended to intimidate and shame them. The gendered nature of these not only act as a force to destroy women at the top of their game, but are also dire warnings to other women seeking to occupy similarly high profile roles in the media, politics and other spaces. While Anna K is inspired by Tolstoy, I am instead interested in a feminist interrogation.
[Miller's writing is] exceptional well-crafted quality
They can’t bring you down. You can fight. For what you believe. For who, and what, you love.
It takes a lifetime to build a career with integrity and a single tweet to unravel it. Anna Kay, top rated television journalist, mother and wife is now a news subject herself, and the haters are piling on. Her decision to leave her marriage and pursue a passionate affair with a recent source incites the wrath of the masses and threatens her credibility, all as she prepares to break the biggest story of her career. Truth at all costs, but best stay in your lane.
Starring Caroline Craig (Underbelly, Blue Heelers), directed by Carissa Licciardello, and written by Suzie Miller (Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer recently on London’s West End), Anna K weaves a breakneck story of romance, power, and tenacity. In a world promising equality and autonomy, why isn’t the fight over?
SUZIE MILLER'S ANNA K SCRIPT IS AVAILABLE NOW
Purchase it from Currency Press here.
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Malthouse is supported by COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund - an Australian Government initiative.
Campaign Image: Kristian Gehradte
Production Photography: Pia Johnson
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER
Joe Paradise Lui
Lyndie Li Wan Po
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
BESEN PLACEMENT (DIRECTING) /
BESEN PLACEMENT (COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN) /
BESEN PLACEMENT (LIGHTING DESIGN) /
VCA INTERN (STAGE MANAGEMENT) /
INTIMACY CHOREOGRAPHER /
VOCAL COACH /
ANNA K SET MODEL /
Harry Gill, Claudia Mirabello, Jacob Battista
Event & ticketing details
This production uses haze effects and contains mild coarse language. No animals are harmed in this production. For more detailed information, see our full list of content warnings here.
Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)