In Development - The Weekend

Credit: Henrietta Baird, image by James Photo.
A young Sydney mother has only the weekend to track down her missing partner - traversing the world of public housing, drug taking and dealing, and the threat of losing her kids.

10 - 21 July 2017
The Weekend is the story of Lara, a young Sydney mother, working interstate as a dancer when she receives a distress call from her youngest son - their father Simon hasn’t been seen for days and they are running out of food. Worried and angry Lara returns to Sydney with only the weekend to find her him. On her search Lara traverses the world of public housing, drug taking and dealing, and the threat of losing her kids. The Weekend is an emotional ride of laughter and hope, love, loss, and a young family’s search for a new beginning.


Project Team

Director - Dr Liza-Mare Syron
Playwright - Henrietta Baird
Dramaturge - Eva Grace Mullaley
Cast - Angeline Penrith
Producer - Lily Shearer
Produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts


Project Supporters/Partners

The Weekend was first developed by Moogahlin Performing Arts at the 2017 Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, presented in Sydney Festival at Carriageworks. This development is part of the Carriageworks 2017 In Development Program. Supported by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

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