Griffin Theatre Company has announced its 2022 season, which features six Australian plays, of which four are new. The other two are Sydney premieres after seasons in Melbourne.

“Like the best and worst parts of our locked-down 2021, Griffin’s 2022 season is all about exciting, unexpected clashes. The mundane with the euphoric, the comic with the absurd,” said Artistic Director Declan Greene.

“There’s Dylan Van Den Berg’s queer love story set against the backdrop of First Contact, Melissa Bubnic’s comedy about assisted dying, and Nakkiah Lui refitting an infamous sexploitation-dance-film to serve cutting arguments on ‘authenticity’ and First Peoples art. It’s been a wild and woolly year for Griffin, but we’re proud to support a new group of phenomenal Australian playwrights in 2022, along with some familiar faces from last year.”

Two of the plays in the 2022 season were originally scheduled for 2021 but had to be postponed due to COVID restrictions.

“Because all we do is new writing there is a particular sense of responsibility that we really feel to every play in the season,” Greene tells Limelight....