‘The Agitators’ is coming to Hay these school holidays

‘The Agitators’ is coming to Hay these school holidays

OUTBACK THEATRE RETURNS TO HAY

During the second week of the school holidays (16-20 July), artists from Outback Theatre will be back in town to develop a new piece of theatre with local young creatives. 

The last time artists from Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) spent time in Hay, the result was the roving performance of The Echo in Our Walls at Bishops Lodge, which transformed the historic building and celebrated the stories of our community with three performances in April of 2016.

Now it is time to commence work on another large-scale creative project – however this time things are slightly different! OTYP is engaging well-known theatre and technological wizards Transience Theatre (Dave Jones and Greg Prichard) who are exploring techniques of combining live performance and real-time mapped projections. Basically, it’s like being in the movies and being in real life at the same time.

The week of workshops will be spent diving into ideas about our current society – who has the control, how do we interact with technology and what happens when you start resisting the status quo? We’re going to be inspired by our social media feeds, the protests of the Parkland teenagers, complicating and resisting, your own experiences of finding your place in the world around you, online friends versus IRL friends, the Anonymous hackers, and glimmers of hope.

We are calling for a wide variety of young people to work with us this time: not just artists and performers, but musicians, creative thinkers, self-confessed geeks and nerds. We are also calling on young people with big ideas. We want to form a troupe of guerrilla creative do-ers and big-picture young thinkers who will transform the Plains around Hay into a digital wonderland with us.

This project is called THE AGITATORS – are you ready to join to revolution?

When: Monday 16 – Friday 20 July, 11am – 4pm each day

Where: Community Building, near the Oval

To Register: Email sarah@outbacktheatre.com

Ages: 12 – 17 years

Cost: Free

Bring: Own lunch and water bottle

Any questions, please text/call Sarah Parsons (OTYP Creative Producer) on 0417 164 641.


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