I is Maggie

by Dennis MacIntosh & Saengthien Klamkaew

Friday, 17th January – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us for the very first creative development and public play reading at the newly renovated, Centre of Contemporary Arts. 



Part of JUTE’s Write Sparks script development program, ‘I Is Maggie’ tells the story of a Thai migrant woman working in a harsh and often dangerous industrial laundry that churns out crisp pristine sheets for tourists to sleep on each night in the thousands of hotel beds across Far North Queensland. Full of longing and love, Maggie decides to give this job her best shot. You will fall in love with her sense of humour, her pluck and her passion. Maggie’s story is one of survival; she will make a difference, she will be seen, she will say her name and be heard. With funding through Regional Arts Fund, the profoundly uplifting drama “I Is Maggie”, a script with themes of migrant resilience amid workplace exploitation, continues to be developed through JUTE. The project brings together two Bamaga-based emerging playwrights, Dennis MacIntosh and Thai-born Saengthien Klamkaew, along with Thai cultural consultant Jaruwan Jansoi, and creatives including two Thai Australian actors and Thai Australian director. The intensive week culminates in a public reading at the Centre of Contemporary Arts and the project outcome of a newly drafted text will be submitted for consideration in the Queensland Winter PlayFest.

Come along to JUTE’s first play reading for 2020 BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE


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