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Interview with Steven Days director of Apologia


Director Steven Day

"Apologia" is a family drama that explores themes of regret, forgiveness, and familial

relationships.


Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, the production promises to fascinate audiences with its intriguing storyline and no doubt some memorable performances.


The play originally debuted in London in 2009 and is now being produced at Javeenbah Theatre and directed by Steven Days.


The GCTAI reached out to Steven with a few questions.

 

Tell us about yourself & your team.

I work as the Coordinator of Performing Arts at a local Gold Coast school.

I began my passion for the Arts in NZ where I worked as a professional musician including composing for a TVNZ audio post-production studio and consulting with national tours including Cats.


Since arriving in Qld, almost 20 years ago, I have directed 10 productions, musically directed 20 shows and performed on stage in a wide range of plays, revues and musicals.

I have been blessed with a dedicated cast, crew and support from the theatre community to help bring my vision to life. Everyone has worked wonderfully together, accepting ideas and offering their own perspective to help make this a genuine experience for audiences.

 

What is your show about?

This show explores family and the priorities we choose in life. Kristin is a celebrated art historian who has always been passionate about her beliefs, to a fault. Her birthday should be a time for celebration but, when her two sons deliver their versions of the past, everyone must confront the cost of Kristin's commitment to her passions.

 

Why did you choose to do this production, what drew you to it:

After seeing the production in London starring Stockard Channing, I fell in love with the authenticity of Campbell’s characters. I wanted to explore the relationships between family and the way we look at each other. It is often those closest to us that we take for granted the most.

 

Any funny rehearsal stories yet?

As a story about relationships and dysfunctional families we have spent a lot of time digging into our own experiences. In many ways we have become a theatre family, as well as two of the cast members literally being family. 



What can audiences expect when they see the show?

Audiences can expect to see elements of themselves and their own relationships. I hope we all find a little of ourselves, our families and loved ones, to transform the way we look at each other.

 

Apologia runs May 19th - 3rd June 2023 with Matinee's on Sunday 21st & 28th May

Ticket cost: Adult $30 / Concession / $28 Member / $25 Group (10+) and tickets can be book here


For more information and updates about show visit Javeenbah theatre Facebook or website

 

WANT TO BE PART OF A DYNAMIC AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY?

Volunteering at you local theatre is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and be part of an exciting and vibrant arts community.


Javeenbah Theatre, located in Nerang, are looking for people who are interest in joining the sound and lighting or stage manager and crew teams. Similarly, if you're interested in working with the front of house (FOH) team, you'll be responsible for ensuring that audiences have a memorable and enjoyable experience at every show.


This is an amazing opportunity to be involved in the most important aspects of the theatre and you'll have the chance to learn from experienced volunteers & professionals!


To get involved, simply contact Javeenbah's publicity officer at publicity@javeenbah.org.au

They'll be happy to provide you with more information and help you get started on your volunteering journey!



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