'When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In 2016 are there any ‘unknowns’ left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father’s journey through Parkinson’s disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknown—death. Sometimes sad and confronting this performance essay also funny and thoughtful and celebrates the power of reading and literature to transport us to places both real and imagined. ' (Production summary)
'Teacup in a Storm is a window into an unseen world of crashes, laughter and carrying on.
'Carers make up one in eight Australians and account for 1.9 billion hours of unpaid work annually. Teacup in a Storm draws on a series of detailed interviews with a number of these carers from the local region, exploring their personal experiences. ' (Publication summary)