Ian Scott: The Women Cook Left Behind- a Performance
August 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
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Written by Hepburn Springs local, Ian Scott.
The session will intersperse scene readings from the new play The Last Voyage of Mrs Cook with poems written about the inner Captain Cook.
It is 1832. Mrs Cook is 83 years old. The play explores the disintegrating landscape of Mrs Cook’s mind and relationship with her maid as they grapple with Admiralty requests for any remaining Cook correspondence and how to deal with Cook’s returning ghost, his legacy and his possessions. Ian will read several of his poems and three actors will read a number of the key scenes from his play.
Ian lives in Hepburn Springs. Since graduating from NIDA in 1975 he has performed in most state theatre companies but mostly in Melbourne with MTC, Anthill, Theatreworks, Playbox, Malthouse and in many, many Independent productions. He has appeared in most of Australia’s TV series and several films. Recent regional productions have been with Punctum (Castlemaine), the Bard in Buninyong and the Castlemaine State Festival. He was a writer in Residence at La Mama in 1986 and has had five of his plays produced by La Mama. He has directed productions at Fed University’s Ballarat Acting course and has directed independent productions in Melbourne.