The boy was fascinated by theatre. He was
intrigued by new places and by new journeys, from a very young age.
He was always full of mischievous ideas. His
head was full of noises, and only the theatre could calm him, pull his restless
mind into a single story, make him listen and give shape to his dreams. The boy
loved everything about theatre, and even after sixty years, he still does.
The boy grew up cushioned by the voice of his
father, which was wrapped around vowels and consonants and arranged in
When he was very small, his father often
read stories to him, and the words quickly left the page and became people – people
with faces, bodies and unique voices; people that cared and wanted to do good;
people that were happy. When the people had a blue day, his father’s voice, and
his hand gently stroking the boy’s head, made sure that many soothing colors
would be just around the corner. The boy loved those moments and loved those
stories because they were akin to little plays, performed just for him.
Explore the wonderful world of a creative
mind through the pages of Rain Overnight.
Joachim Matschoss was born in Germany and
lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is a playwright, poet and theatre director.
He has been involved in theatre in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom,
India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland
Joachim Matschoss is fascinated by travel as
well as travel experiences. He likes creating theatre-work from scratch,
starting with a thought, image or a piece of music. Joachim Matschoss’ poetry
has been published in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA.
He published a travel journal Away With Me in Australia and a novel Dead River Oaks in the USA.