Six Hours in Geelong builds on a three-year commitment Western Edge Youth Arts has made to the new migrant and refugee communities of North Geelong. It is a deliberate attempt to build the diversity of the Geelong arts scene so that it more accurately represents the dynamic, changing face of our city. We believe that a more inclusive society needs to be created through a better understanding of cultural complexity and an active embracing of cultural differences.
The play is a series of encounters that take place amongst a group of friends from diverse cultural backgrounds on one night out in Geelong, during which they negotiate their culture, friendship, love affairs and values – as well as searching for a good time! Most of the material of the show is based on actual events that have happened to cast members or friends and all of it was devised and written by the ensemble. This complex process has taken place over nine months and the work represents an authentic community voice.
Created and performed by the Geelong Edge Ensemble, a company of emerging artists from Middle Eastern, Pacifika and African backgrounds, who represent a contemporary voice for theatre in Geelong.
Date: Friday 27 October
Time: 1.00pm & 7.00pm
Venue: Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop St, Geelong
Prices: $5.50 concession, $10 full
Bookings: www.gpac.org.au or call Box Office on 03 5225 1200
Performed: by the Geelong Edge Ensemble: Craig Gunguta, Obi Jamshadi, Sila Toprak, Shinaya Tuari, Eto Masoka Claudine, Irene Bakulikira, Alain Bakulikira, Alphonse Mulashe, Abraham Herasan, Natalie Lucic and Rexon Semisi Pelman
Devised and written: by the Geelong Edge Ensemble, with Dave Kelman, Reuben Zalme and Dave Cuong Nguyen
Music and composition: Callum Watson
Video content: Hoang Tran Nguyen
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