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  Andy Aisbett, Victoria Bremner, Yvette Dragar, Felix Jarvis, Sophia Matelli, Benedicta  Mc Geown, Jacqueline Morrison, David  Ovens, Louis Parkinson, Katie Robertson and Anna Williamson

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