Penny Chivas

Burnt Out

One Australian's experience of our changing climate


About the Show

Weaving spoken word and movement, we’re taken on a journey through Australia’s devastating bushfires including Penny’s own experiences, through their ignition and devastation, and left with space to ponder how we got here. Embedded in its soundscape are sounds from Black Summer — of magpies that have learned to mimic emergency sirens, of the shark sirens used to draw attention to the fire-blackened skies, and of helicopters circling overhead. Original music from Paul Michael Henry is interwoven with the delicate lighting of David Bowes. Bringing together both past and future, fact and personal lived account, Burnt Out is at once an intimate personal story and a universal meditation and reflection on our changing cli ... Read More

Physical Theatre, New Writing

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