Watermark was commissioned by Katherine Regional Arts and first performed at the Katherine Cinema on 26 January 2008 by 20 local community members.
Toni Tapp-Coutts

Alana Valentine

The radio version was commissioned by ABC Radio and recorded in their Sydney studios in January 2010.

Cast members, in various roles:
Heather Mitchell, Shari Sebbens, Socratis Otto, Jane Phegan, Anni Finsterer, Matt Dyktynski, Philip Dodd, Jamie Croft.

Natalya Andreeva on piano playing Shostakovich’s Prelude and Fugue No 20 in C minor.

Technical Production:
Andrei Shabanov

Alana Valentine



Commissioned and Presented by Katherine Regional Arts.

Watermark is a chronicle of both the physical, psychological and financial devastation of the flood in the northern territory town of Katherine, Australia on 26 January 1998.

Based on written and oral testimony from flood survivors, the play evokes the power and torment of flood damage in a small town the tensions and grief, the friendships and kindnesses, the fears and losses. Uplifting, moving and funny, Watermark is a testament to both the fragility and the endurance of a community in times of hardship.

– full length play

– 4 female, 4 male

– Large amount of characters, doubling envisioned but not necessary