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Written and Performed by Isabella Perversi


When a young loner from the suburbs starts a job in an inner city office, she walks right into a story we’ve heard a hundred times before. A handsy male boss standing between her and the opportunity to start climbing the corporate ladder. 

Waiting for a roadmap for how to speak or when to speak, she’s caught in an endless merry go round without a resolution. 

Isabella Perversi (Green Room Award nominee) explores the consequences of passivity, the responsibility women have to themselves and to each other, and the cost of playing it safe.

Written and Performed by: Isabella Perversi
Directed by: Rinske Ginsberg
Dramaturg:Emma Fawcett

Produced by: Ben Andrews

Photography & Videography: Ross Dwyer (Mad Hatter Films)

"Isabella Perversi is objectively one of the best contemporary writers in Australian Theatre" - Theatre Travels 

"Perversi truly shines" - Theatre Haus


"Isabella commands the stage..." - Stage Whispers

"[Canary] is simply the next step in the evolution of a playwright that has the potential to leave a permanent mark on our country's art history" - Theatre Travels 


[Isabella's] a talent to watch for the future." - Stage Whispers 

Perversi's writing is vivid; her observations are sharp" - Stage Whispers
"Perversi herself is enormously engaging." - Stage Whispers 

"Every piece has snuck up on me emotionally in a way I didn’t expect. I’m going to keep seeing everything she writes." - Sometimes Melbourne 


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