the empty cage
kit brookman | andré jewson
the second episode of The Empty Cage will follow in next month's issue.
KIT BROOKMAN [writer] is a writer and director based in London. Recent work includes The Stones, Whalesong, and Close. His plays have been performed across Australia, the US, and the UK and his writing has appeared in journals including HEAT, Southerly, Harvest, and Westerly. His plays are published by Currency Press. He is currently developing Mountain, a new solo performance work, with André Jewson. He is the co-founder of The Signal House, a new work company based in London.
ANDRÉ JEWSON [actor] trained at VCA (Melbourne) and École Philippe Gaulier (Paris). Currently touring internationally as Zazu in Disney’s The Lion King (Michael Cassel Group/Disney Theatrical), his many stage credits include The History Boys (MTC), Heaven, As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples (La Mama), Thérèse Raquin (Critical Stages), East (La Mama/The Seymour Centre), Arabian Night (Griffin Stablemates), Summerfolk (Bob Presents) and Alaska (Under the Wharf). André was a facilitator for the inaugural Kakiseni Arts Exchange in Malaysia and has worked on developments and readings for Sydney Theatre Company and Stuck Pigs Squealing as well as various independent ensembles.
(Credits: Image from Natural History of the animal kingdom for the use of young people," by Kirby, W.F., (E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1889). Music by The Erlkings, used with their kind permission. Music by Robert Schumann, arranged by The Erlkings, translation by Bryan Benner, songs: Hör ich das Liedchen Klingen and Zwielicht, https://theerlkings.com)