Folk Song (the Bordertowns Project) is a new work created by the young people of the Berrigan Shire in collaboration with playwright Julian Lanarch, directed by Alyson Evans.
Over 2016, an ensemble of young artists learned skills in verbatim theatre (a form of documentary theatre where a play is made using the actual words of real people) while devising, composing, interviewing locals, and then curating that work into a performed production.
In 2017, these artists worked with director Alyson Evans to develop their performance skills and rehearse the production for the premiere season across the Berrigan Shire in September.
Folk Song is a large-scale community wide celebration of a place and its people.
Tocumwal Memorial Hall
Friday 15 September, 7pm & Sunday 24 September, 5pm
Tickets available at Toc Visitor Centre
Finley School of Arts
Saturday 16 September, 11am & Saturday 23 September, 7pm
Tickets available at Murray Hut
Berrigan Soldiers Memorial Hall
Saturday 16 September, 7pm & Saturday 23 September, 11am
Tickets available at Berrigan Shire Council Offices
Barooga Community Centre
Sunday 17 September, 5pm & Friday 22 September,7pm
Tickets available at Barooga Library
Tickets: $10 Adult / $5 Concession or Child
All tickets include a light supper/morning tea
Playwright: Julian Lanarch
Director: Alyson Evans
Performed by: Christyanne Dart, Mackenzie Hannan, Chloe Hudson, Bella Jackson, Robert Johnston and Lochie Lawrence
This project is made possible through support from Berrigan Shire Council, Create NSW, The Australia Council for the Arts and the Ministry for the Arts Catalyst fund.