Lola stayed too long is an experimental theatre production from Living Room Theatre that weaves two seemingly unconnected stories. One which occurs during the heatwave of January 2017 in a Sydney suburb and the other in a fictionally named rural community in Western Norway where the snow is two months late.
Told through portraits and sound recordings this work attempts to reconcile the personal with the epic. The fear, the guilt, the anxiety of an ageing mother with the unimaginable denial of a warming world.
This work is Inspired by Kari Norgaard's book 'Living in Denial' and research conducted by the Sydney Environment Institute. It is funded in part by a SSSHARC pop-up research lab.
Michelle St Anne
Associate Professor Kari Norgaard
Dr Ollie Jay