Griffin Theatre Company / Wherever She Wanders (2020/2021)

The Griffin Theatre Company is focused on Australian writing. Located in Sydney’s historic SBW Stables Theatre, they lead the country in developing and producing great Australian stories, and are dedicated to supporting Australian artists.

Kendall Feaver is a young playwright well on her way to becoming one of this country’s fiercest social commentators. Wherever She Wanders is a new play that dives into the growing rift between emerging and established feminists.

Set in an Australian university, a student and aspiring journalist is on a collision course with the first female Master of the oldest college on campus. A rape complaint is made, loyalties are divided, and both women find themselves embroiled in an online media storm where there are no certain winners.

The play is about activism in an era when anyone with access to a smartphone can have a political voice, and the resulting removal of nuance from difficult conversations. But mostly it is about the increasing disconnect between the politics of female baby boomers and millennials, dealing with sexism. Directed by Lee Lewis the play was scheduled to be opening in July 2020. Due to Covid-19 theatre closures the performance of this play was postponed just as the rehearsals finished and finally made it to the stage in November 2021. Directed by Tessa Leong, as her first main stage production, it was a sell-out success.

The Girgensohn Foundation was the Production Partner of this play.