Sincere Apologies

Dan Koop, Jamie Lewis, Roslyn Oades and David Williams (VIC)

Sincere Apologies is a performance work constructed entirely from apologies – the famous, the obscure, the imagined, the speculative or forth-coming and those that begin every second email in our inboxes.

Working from lockdown in Melbourne, two artists well known for their separate documentary and verbatim theatre practices join two other artists well known for their solo and collaborative participatory works for unexpected places. Together they are making an automatic performance, an apology for their absence.

This fascinating collaboration is exploring the many types of apologies experienced in public and private life, every day. The work will test the limits of the act of apology, and perhaps move through the core of our collective regret into a place where healing and repair might become possible.

Creative Team: Co-creators – Dan Koop, Jamie Lewis, Roslyn Oades and David Williams

This project is supported by Alternative Facts.
Image: Pia Johnson


Vitalstatistix acknowledges that we, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. We acknowledge Kaurna people as the continuing custodians of the Adelaide Plains who have a spiritual relationship with this land. We respect their cultural authority. We pay our respect to Kaurna Elders, past, present and emerging, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.