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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

I guess I should start by saying thank you for coming. Thank you for being willing to experience this work and we hope you connect with it.

But if you don’t, that’s also okay. 

We went into this process knowing that this project won’t represent everyone. But for those it does, it is incredibly important. 

The topics that surround this work are often known about but never spoken of. 

So much so, that the act of addressing such topics has been labeled as brave and powerful. 

Yet the topics that we speak of, are so common - so mundane and everyday, that it seems like a contradiction to say that acknowledging them is an act of bravery. 

This is the world we live in. A world where a social contract means that monstrous things will go unsaid and boundaries are left blurry out of fear of social disobedience. 

Hole is everything that goes unsaid. All the thoughts, all the rage, all the fears that women encounter in their lifetime. 

Ellie Kendrick doesn’t shy away from the violence and many of the things that are outlined specifically in the script we have tried logistically to stay true to. 

We wanted the bodies on stage to represent a mosaic of women’s experiences instead of four individual identities. We wanted to utilise this platform to express our own anger and frustration as women. We used this space as our own cathartic ritual. 

It is heavy handed, it is violent and it is a representation of the screaming voices in our heads. 

 

If you cannot connect with it, instead listen. 

You do not have to see yourself in the work for you to respect it.

That’s all we ask for, your time, and your respect.

- GRACE ROBERTS

DIRECTOR
ACTORS
WARNING/CREW

CAST

Jade has amassed over 20 years of professional singing and performs across the state regularly. She
graduated university in 2005 with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Theatre) and a Master of
Teaching.
Jade has worked with numerous companies including SPC both onstage and as Vocal Director, The
Launceston Players, Launceston Musical Society, Encore Theatre Company and Mudlark Theatre
Company. Jade has previously worked with IO in Blank (Best supporting Actress Nominee), The Dark
Room, Press Play to Start, (which was especially exciting as she was able to share the performance
space with her children) and most recently in The Effect.
Hole has created a beautiful cross over for her passion for music, singing and acting and she would
like to thank Dane for turning what was in her head into something hard and beautiful.
Jade counts herself lucky to be able to share the stage with 3 formidable, strong women whilst being
directed by the powerhouse that is Grace Roberts. She is eternally grateful to her husband and
family, especially her 3 children for being her everything, always.

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JADE HOWARD

Liz is a Launceston-based actor who returned to the Tasmanian theatre scene three years ago after a
lengthy hiatus. This is Liz’s debut show with IO Performance and what a show to hit the ground
running with! She has previously appeared on stage with The Launceston Players, performing in
Bums on Seats in 2022 and A Clockwork Orange in 2023. Liz enjoys the challenge of physically
demanding and intricate shows and dedicates this performance to the community of strong women
who have lifted her up through the darkest of times.

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LIZ PENFOLD

Performing artist. Actor. Singer. Dancer. Director. Choreographer. Playwright. Stage manager. UTAS Theatrical Development Awardee. Tasmanian Theatre Award nominee. Recent apprarances in IO Performance's The Daphne Massacre, Blank, Mr Burns: A Post-Apocalyptic Play. Adult fan of Lego. Crossfit enthusiast. Not part of the Bridgerton Fan Club (yet). Victim... Survivor?... Surviving.

TASH
MCCULLOCH
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Bindy is Tasmanian writer, performer, and children’s theatre producer, passionate about using theatre as a vehicle to create positive societal change and to help enhance young people’s wellbeing. Her theatre training (BPA Theatre, UTAS), Bell Shakespeare Scholarship, Dance and Drama Teacher Training (B Teach, UTAS), as well as her qualifications in Positive Psychology, propelled her to create her professional Children’s Educational Theatre Company ‘Happy Habits’.  The mission of her therapeutic theatre work with ‘Happy Habits’ is to provide opportunities for Tasmanian children who don't typically have the privilege of seeing live professional theatre, due to means, access, transport, geography, or ability.  Bindy loves theatrical works which spark conversations and offer nuanced perspectives on the complexities of the human experience.  She was drawn to this provocative theatrical work for the way it uses Greek myths, symbolism and allegory as tools for social commentary.  Bindy’s adored working under the direction of Grace Roberts and collaborating with the cast and crew at IO Performance. 

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BINDY
STEPHENS

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO

MIKE & DEB ROBERTS

MANDY AND GERALD JACKSON

DANE LEONARD

BUTTONS BREWING

WARNINGS

CONTAINS: 

- Recommended for ages 16+

- Graphic Content

- Sexual References

- Mentions of sexual assault and rape

- Strobe

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