Bold, raw, fragile & reflective of the world around us..
How do young Australians deal with the deluge of information about and exposure to sexual exploitation, refugees, unemployment, violence, bullying, self-worth and cultural identity. From where do they get their information? Who can they trust? Who should they believe? What shapes their opinions and then their actions in response to these issues?
What happens when a collective decision is made to rise up and do something about injustice? What is the nature of contemporary protest? Inspired by real events, UPRISING is a bold, raw and fragile exploration of reactions to contemporary issues by young Australians in a powerful, reflective context which puts the spotlight on the thinking, actions and consciousness of the next generation.
With a large cast of young performers these complementary plays by two of Australia’s most respected and prolific playwrights will amuse and discomfort audiences as only great drama can do.
Produced by The Tasmanian Theatre Company and UpStart Theatre in association with Drill and Hobart Youth ARC
Director Christine Best
Choreographer Angela Barnard
Lighting Designer Max Ford
Composer/Audio Designer Heath Brown
Stage Manager Adam (Gus) Powers
Cast Katie Robertson and up to 20 emerging performers
Dates September 19 – 29
Venue Moonah Arts Centre, 23 Albert Road, Moonah
Duration Approximately 80 minutes (with an interval)
Patrons Advice Contains very strong language and smoking of herbal cigarettes
Image by Kath Chapman