Saltwater invites you into an evening of storytelling, conversations, and food.
In a quick turnaround, Jamie finds herself married and migrated. To make things work, she channels the women in her life to find the answers.
Participate in the preparation of a meal, and travel through memories of Singapore, childhood, and lessons learnt as Jamie remembers her mother, revealing the inner world of a woman searching for home as a wife 6060km away.
Re-contextualised for each location, Jamie rewrites the stories and menu for each iteration, sourcing food from as local and ethical sources as possible. These food-centred stories are often (auto)biographical, and can be site-sympathetically created in collaboration with communities/stories/place/people. Audience members participate as dinner guests, joining in parts of the preparation of the meal, and eat together. Audience capacity range between 10-15 or 20-25 depending on performance space, which could include local restaurants, cafes, shopfronts or warehouses.
Bleach* Festival, Mingsanity in Southport, Gold Coast | 4 – 6 March 2016
Brisbane Festival, QUT Theatre Republic | 22 – 26 Sep 2015
Presented in association with Metro Arts & Theatre Works
Theatre Works, Melbourne | 1 Jul 2015 – 12 Jul 2015
Presented in association with Metro Arts
Lead Artist | Jamie Lewis
Managing Producer | Hsia Ling Woo
For Premier season in Australia, 2015:
Design Collaborator | Kerensa Diball
Lighting Collaborator | Jason Crick
Production Stage Manager | Tonie-Rayne Steele
Marketing Manager | Tom Noble
Photography for Poster Image | Sarah Walker
Consult | Martyn Coutts