The Wind Telephone is a project in two parts across the mediums of visual arts and theatre.

A telephone box, with a line to nowhere, is placed as an installation in a secluded public space, so the public can leave recorded messages to the dead.

These messages will form the context for a play workshopped and devised through the lens of Kubler-Ross’s 5 stages of grieving.

The concept is based on the true story as told in the Japanese Documentary The Phone of the Wind and the podcast Really Long Distance by Miki Meet.


Lead Artists
Danni Ashton
Ivano Del Pio
Mel King

Project Mentorship
James Berlyn

Writing collaborator
Nathan Maynard

Sound Design
Bek Varcoe

Installation Design
Paul Wakelam

Produced by
Performing Lines TAS

Information for Presenters

Sinsa Mansell Senior Producer
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Project Partners & Acknowledgements

The project has received support from Performing Lines TAS through the Tarraleah Artist Residency Program 2021, and was recently successful in landing the Glenorchy City Council-Moonah Arts Centre Residency for development in 2022.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.