By Hannie Rayson

A Red Stitch Actors Theatre production

Extinction is a timely and intelligent new Australian play by Helpmann award winning playwright and screenwriter Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento, Life After George), directed by acclaimed film director and producer Nadia Tass (Malcolm, Matching Jack, Digraced). It delves deep into the heart of our own morals, choices and tightly-held convictions. Extinction wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story. What would you choose?

The tiger quoll once ruled the dense Otway forest but is now almost extinct. A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely Good Samaritan. Both are hell-bent on saving the species, but intentions are murky. What will be compromised in the quest to save the quoll? Nothing is black and white in this intriguing story about love, sex, money and power played out under the shadow of global warming.


Thursday 11 August (Term 3)

Time: 12pm

Duration: 2 hours, including 20 minute interval + Q&A



Years 10 – 12
Fairfax Studio


Director Nadia Tass
Set Designer Shaun Gurton
Cast includes: Colin Lane, Brett Cousins, Ngaire Dawn Fair

Geelong Performing Arts Centre logoRed Stitch Actors TheatreThe Robert Salzer FoundationCity of Greater GeelongCreative VictoriaAustralia Council for the Arts