'Mountain' is a not-to-be-missed new work created by Kit Brookman and Geelong local André Jewson, debuting at the Geelong Arts Centre.
Making a very special world premiere debut this month as part of Geelong Arts Centre’s Our Season 2022, Mountain is the story of a man in pieces, created by Kit Brookman and Geelong local, André Jewson.
Commissioned and co-produced by Geelong Arts Centre, and presented in association with Sweet Reason and Performing Lines, Mountain is a 60-minute hymn to the transformative power of grief, to the wonder of the unknown.
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Running from Tuesday 21 June to Saturday 25 June in Geelong Arts Centre’s state-of-the-art Studio 4 (with four of those performances already sold-out), this incredible performance stars Jewson, who is adrift in grief and becomes fixated on the idea of hiking up a mountain. But even on the simplest of journeys, it can be difficult to find the way back… The man’s journey up the mountain opens precipitously outward, to encompass not just his own voice, but the voice of the mountain, the wind, of a planet crying out for what it’s losing and what it’s already lost.
Shifting perspectives from the deeply personal to the epic, this new solo work by writer/director Kit Brookman and performer André Jewson (who has taken to world stages performing the role of Zazu in the critically acclaimed Lion King The Musical) is a determined search for hope amidst utter devastation.
With performances selling out more than two weeks in advance of the show, this incredible performance has been made possible through Geelong Art Centre’s Creative Engine grant program, a fantastic local initiative that supports artists and performance makers. Through this program, Mountain is able to be performed for the very first time right in André’s hometown of Geelong, to an audience of avid local supporters and young actors and creatives aspiring to follow in his footsteps.
To celebrate the show’s phenomenal debut in the Geelong region, we’re giving a lucky Forte reader the chance to win a double pass to the event on Saturday, June 25 from 3:30 pm – one of the only two shows left! To be in the running, all you have to do is enter your name and email address.
Please note, this is a lockout performance. No latecomers will be permitted after the performance commences. Find out more about the event here.