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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 emerging 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.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
THURSDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 8.30PM
SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER, 6.30PM
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM

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
Video Designer  Benjamin Nolan
Stage Manager  Adam (Gus) Powers
Rehearsal Mentor  Katie Robertson
Cast  Andy Aisbett, Victoria Bremner, Yvette Dragar, Felix Jarvis, Sophia Matelli, Benedicta Mc Geown, Jacqueline Morrison, David Ovens, Louis Parkinson, Ellen Roe 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

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