Presented by Malthouse Theatre

The Beckett Theatre


The Suitcase Series empowers young people to tackle the greatest challenge of their generation: climate change. Year 9 and 10 students devise their own works in response to the commissioned script. This innovative program is a chance for students to develop and expand their theatre-making skills and to share a performance day with their peers, as well as viewing Malthouse Theatre’s full production of the play.

In 2017 we will see the return of the fourth play commissioned for this award-winning program – Turbine by Dan Giovannoni.

You can’t stop progress, right? A loved one, a place, a memory, an icon, a way of life – when loss is inevitable, what do you hold on to? And how? Turbine uses a range of theatrical forms to present vignettes of people who are moving, but aren’t getting anywhere.

About the writer

Dan Giovannoni is playwright and arts educator. He has written plays for adults and children, including the multi-award winning and widely toured VCE Drama Playlisted Cut Snake (Arthur), Jurassica (Red Stitch), and the forthcoming Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories (Barking Gecko Theatre Company).

Written by Dan Giovannoni
Directed by  Janice Muller

Set and Costume Romanie Harper
Lighting Design Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound Design Ian Moorhead
Dramaturg Mark Pritchard

Performed by Paul Ashcroft, Elizabeth Esguerra, Jodie Le Vesconte