Presented by South East Arts & Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre
When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In 2016 are there any ‘unknowns’ left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father’s journey through Parkinson’s disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknown.
Sometimes sad and confronting Good With Maps is also funny and thoughtful, and celebrates the power of reading and literature to transport us to places both real and imagined.
Noëlle’s unfailing ability to ignite universal emotions and laughter in all of us while gloriously revealing her own exquisite uniqueness is one of this piece’s great joys.
“Interwoven with exploration and adventure is a tale that is closer to the heart. She delves into the world of humanity and its complex and rugged relationships. On her bravest exploration Janaczewska embarks on a journey into unfamiliar grounds and she shares with us her deep and profound discoveries of sadness, humour and the human heart.” Australian Stage
“Intelligent, lyrical and haunting.” Sydney Arts Guide
“A fine performance, delivered from the heart in a way that seems authentically autobiographical – 4 stars.” Edinburgh Guide