The Dark Room (2015)

23/09/2015 – 26/09/2015

Angela Betzien


In a motel room in the Northern Territory during the early days of the Intervention, six lost people confront their demons and try to escape inevitable tragedies. A young boy tries to talk to a man with a violent past. A drunk cop and his pregnant wife argue. A government social worker watches over a disturbed and neglected teenage girl. Though their stories take place at different points in time, the audience sees them occupying the room simultaneously.

The play explores the idea of traumatic events leaving behind stains in the places they occurred, with those memories infecting the spaces long after it’s over.

Genevieve Atkins
Anni – Adelaide Greig
Grace – Steph Raad
Stephen – Martin Hoggart
Emma – Sia Bairaktaris
Craig – Hunter Reyne
Boy – Ryan Stewart
Production Team:
Director: Genevieve Atkins
Assistant Director: Madeleine Kerr
Co-Production Managers: Jeanette Tong and Kate Weston
Stage Manager: Sara Kissel
Lighting Designer: James O’Donoghue
Sound Designer: Finnian Langham
Set Designer: Gabby Lewis
Publicity Manager: Danielle Holden
Props Team: Sara Kissel and Madeleine Kerr
Costume Designer: Cherry Win
FOH and Bar Manager: Andrea Mendez
Backstage/construction: Anna Grace Smith