The Weight of Light


The Weight of Light, a collaborative musical performance piece for which the libretto was composed by Nigel Featherstone as a UNSW Canberra Writer in Residence, hosted by HASS, has been honoured with a Canberra Critics Award. The performance was commissioned by the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium and produced by The Street Theatre, with music by James Humberstone and libretto by Featherstone. 

Described as “a spare and evocative piece .. that combines the performance rhythms of a song cycle with the force of theatre to tell the story of a returned soldier”, the piece was also performed by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 

Congratulations to Nigel and to all involved!