My Heart is a Hall
A physical theatre work celebrating the community halls in various regional towns. Find out more on Stompin’s website.
‘Kruckemeyer’s voice as a writer is quintessentially Australian, sublimely poetic, and universally heartfelt. It crosses generations, time, experience.
It is a story that runs through us, because it is the story of place. Our place. We recognise it immediately. Myth, storytelling, theatre and poetry weave together like a dream that imprints and stays with us’
Write Response, Australia
A show told in movement, inspired by the stories we remember, and the community halls that remember us.
At the heart of every town, there sits a building – where your grandparents danced and your footy team celebrated. People kissed in that hall, and danced in that hall, and went off to war, and moved to big cities, but the hall stayed. They came back, and the hall was still there.
Because a heart keeps beating – and my heart, my town’s heart, it’s a hall.
2015 Tasmanian Theatre Awards: Exceptional Writing
2015 Tasmanian Theatre Awards: Best Original Community Work
St Ailbe’s Hall, Launceston, Australia
Mole Creek Community Hall, Mole Creek, Australia
Sorell Hall, Sorell, Australia
Sanford Community Hall, Sandford, Australia
- Commissioned/first produced by Stompin, 2014
- First directed by, and devised with, Emma Porteus