The Weekend

Liza-Mare Syron (Producer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputPerformance


Lara, a Sydney mum working interstate as a dancer, receives a distress call from her youngest son. Dad hasn’t been seen for days and they are out of food. Lara has the weekend to track him down. And if she succeeds, what will she find?

First showcased in development at the Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival in 2017, and now presented in full production by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Carriageworks, dancer-turned-playwright Henrietta Baird’s debut one-woman play blends laughter, hope, love and loss into a young family’s search for a new beginning.

Performed at Carriageworks, 18-23 January 2019, as part of Sydney Festival.
Performed by Shakira Clanton; Directed by Liza-Mare Syron; Score by Nick Wales and Rhyan Clapham; Set Design by Kevin O'Brien; Lighting Design by Karen Norris.
Original languageEnglish
Size70 minutes
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal
  • performing arts


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