GRASS

Runtime: 34 min
Venue: Fringe 2021 Online Season 
Playwright: Annabelle Mitchell

Writer/director/actor/producer: Annabelle Mitchell
Cinematographer/coproducer: Jack Klein
Cinematography assistant: Ruby Mitchell



Grass is an exploration of hustle culture, ambition and how to find meaning in life. Annabelle Mitchell has, with the use of a DSLR and many YouTube tutorials put together this digital theatre one woman show.

Grass is the story of Ellie a lost young woman who is offered a mysterious pill at a party. Despite being hesitant, she takes this mystery drug and realises it allows her to “take the steps she needs to get to where she wants to be.” She is awarded dux, gets into law, graduates and gets a job. Various obstacles bring Ellie back to the present – but with the ‘help’ of her ever-increasing drug use, she can keep her eyes on the horizon. Everything important falls by the wayside as they no longer serve her goals. Eventually, Ellie gets everything she ever wanted, being appointed barrister at her law firm, but the drug is no longer available, and she finds herself stranded, alone, on a clifftop of success.

 

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 REVIEWS 

“I urge you to find a half hour to experience this tale. It will make you think and possibly bring you to examine some of the assumptions we live with.” - Samsara Dunstan for “What Did She Think”

 

“Vulnerable, layered, and emotionally sophisticated performance.” - Lucy Seale Shakespearean Jeans Theatre Co.

 

“Great to watch” - Catherine Blickling Eaglesnest Theatre

 This recording was made on the land of the Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. 

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