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Possibility

Published: Monday, 1 July 2019

An analysis of the current world we live in and how we would run it if we could be in charge. What mistakes are we currently making? If we don’t change this path, what will our future be? And if we do? What are the possibilities? Playwright, Cathy Petocz, will work with four emerging writers […]

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Collapse

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Collapse is a new work that speaks to a concern that will impact us all – the collapse of the world as we know it. Exploring personal encounters of ruin, Collapse speculates on what will cause our society to crumble, with an eye to the fall of ancient civilisations. What will be the final tipping point? Nuclear warfare. […]

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Ralph Wilson Festival

Published: Thursday, 9 May 2019

The late theatre director Ralph Wilson OAM staged 200 plays in the National Capital, introducing Canberrans to the great classics of the stage, stirring up fiery debate in the world of theatre and eventually turning his eye to the realm of education. As Principal of Canberra High School, Wilson dedicated his career to teaching generations […]

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I’M ME FESTIVAL

Published: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Canberra Youth Theatre’s twilight performance festival created by 7 – 12 year-olds is back this April. For one night only, young artists from CYT will be taking over the grounds of Gorman Arts Centre for a dynamic theatre event exploring the concept of ‘existence’ – past, present and future. Seven new original works are being […]

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Talks, Tours and Screenings at SUMMER REVEL

Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Interrogate, approach and be intrigued by artist talks, daring films and insightful tours. Talks and tours You Are Here Interrogated Artists talk with Christus Nóbrega, Alison Alder and David Broker Botanical Tardis Tour with Joseph Falsone Screenings Super 8 shorts screenings with live sound from local musicians curated by Louise Curham Screening of Dan Tepfer’s […]

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Activities and Games at SUMMER REVEL

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Renounce your high-brow artistic leanings for a moment and revel in games, activities and play! Bring the kids. Activities Tunnel Book Making with Caren Florance Ten Seconds or Less, Films for Everyone – make your own 16mm scratch film with Louise Curham Come and Sing with Tobias Cole presented by Music for Canberra Drawing Workshop […]

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Music and Performances at SUMMER REVEL

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Sit back and let the sounds of the Canberra summer wash over you, with musical performances curated by Mulgara DIY. Prepare to be surprised by pop-up performances from community organisations and roving entertainers. Music: curated by Mulgara Jamie Leone Buddy Dingo Hamish Hastings Cathy Diver The Burley Griffin Performances ‘The Shy Little Star Who Was […]

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Christopher Samuel Carroll

Published: Thursday, 27 September 2018

Icarus is a solo physical theatre piece, loosely based on the true story of a stowaway’s epic journey hidden in the landing gear of a plane, before falling to his death on a street in a quiet and unassuming London suburb. On one level, the story is heroic, epic, and fantastical, with allegorical references to […]

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Maura Pierlot

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With dramaturg/director, Gin Savage and a team of young actors I will be undertaking a creative development of my new play, Fragments, a series of eight interconnected dramatic monologues on mental health. Rarely presenting as neat packages, mental health issues often involve feelings and behaviours with jagged edges and blurred origins. Fragments embodies the theme […]

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Faster

Published: Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Canberra Youth Theatre and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres present Faster, devised by CYT young artists and directors Emily Sheehan and Kyle Walmsley. Faster uses visual arts and physical theatre to explore the speed at which our lives move as we journey through adolescence. Devised by the cast, aged between thirteen and eighteen years and […]

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