Turbulence by Megan J Riedl

Script Development

Initial script development in early 2020 with Jeffrey Bryant Jones, Emily Wilden, Alexandra Meerbach and Peppa Sindar and further development as part of the In One Act program by Melbourne Writers Theatre. Online Play reading produced by Ballarat National Theatre in December 2020. Performed by Peppa Sindar, Liza Dennis and Mikhaela Ebony with stage directions read by Ann Chadwick.

June 2022 Audio Production as part of Theatia Podsie

Directed by Jo Lusty and edited by Darren Roth
Performed by Clare Hamer, Robyn Birrell and Colleen Lawrence.

Proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong through a COVID-19 Arts, Culture and Heritage grant, this production was produced by Ryan O’Connor on behalf of Someone New Theatre Company as part of Theatia Podsie 2022.

Marion Doyle’s family farm is in the red and her mother Noreen is struggling with her new identity as a widow after the mysterious death of her husband, Pat. Marion plans to rekindle the mother-daughter relationship by moving Noreen into assisted living nearby to her home in the city but Noreen is adamant she is staying put. When activist Jennifer Young inserts herself into their lives, hoping to use Pat’s death as ammunition against more wind turbines in the area, Marion is morally opposed to her agenda. But if Marion helps to convince Noreen that staying on the farm is dangerous to her health, she might finally win her mother’s love.

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