About the play:
Talc was staged as part of a double bill of original one act plays at the TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst from July 14 to August 1, 2010.
Sam and Kate are happy. They’re in love. They’ve moved in together. Then Kate commits a terrible crime. But no-one sees. No-one wants to. Some things are too hard to face.
Talc – a play about the evil decent people do.
With Lucas Connolly and Jo Richards
Directed by Paul Gilchrist
Design by Emma Vine Produced by subtlenuance
“A tightly-written, tautly-performed, visceral piece….. lines any ambitious writer would wish they’d written.” Australian Stage Online
“A well crafted and well acted emotional hour of must-see theatre…. ” Aussie Theatre
“Australian work of originality and independence… enlightening and at times subtlety comical. Giorgi has created two intriguingly complex characters. An astute portrayal of human life and desires……. ” The Blurb
“a provocative edge, welding the personal into the political with a light touch. It’s a theatre that is executed in deceptively simple terms, with minimalism and depth to the staging across the board…….the performances are at a very high standard…… it’s possible to laugh both at and with the protagonists as their various bubbles slowly burst. It’s no mean feat for the artists to balance on the two sides of the coin that are comedy and tragedy, with empathy, pathos and irony all at once………While the actors are keeping us engaged, it’s also a testament to the depth of the writing that you don’t necessarily notice the tricks of light and shade playing out through the dialogue, at least not until after they’ve had their way with you.” The 5th Wall
“Talc is a powerful piece……I loved the structure of the play, how the first and last scenes fit together, and how the intensity of emotions increases with each scene. The writing is excellent, and the sparse, white setting enhances the emotional aspects of the play.” Alive With Words
Photography by Greg Price