WHERE DO THE SPIRITS GO WHEN THE WATER RISES?
The Edge Ensemble have created an exciting new work….
Caliban’s island is sinking. Ariel is an artificial intelligence system with the power to save the world. As tensions rise with the tides, who will survive?
Exploring the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines, this brand new Australian work floats fragments of stories from South Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Pacific Islands on a wave of dynamic energy that’s heading your way.
Created and performed by the Edge Ensemble: Achai Deng, Abraham Hersan, Piper Huynh, Natalie Lucic, Rex Pelman, Oti Wiloughby
Directors: Tariro Movondo and Dave Kelman
Writer: Georgia Symons
Movement: Amy Macpherson
Music and composition: Callum Watson
Caliban premiered at the Coopers Malthouse 24-26 November 2016.
MEDIA & REVIEWS
“an adaptation that wreaks perfect havoc on its source text, layering the urgency of climate change into its plot and characters.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ Theatrepeople
“Western Edge Youth Arts have done and continue to do remarkable work but the real accolades go to the Edge Ensemble for a clever thought-evoking message.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ArtsHub
“spirited, vibrant and painfully accurate” – Theatre Press
“Caliban is pertinent worthwhile theatre… Go Western Edge!” – Stage Whispers
CALIBAN will be touring May 2018.
Further information & touring enquiries: call Sally Farr at Western Edge on 03 90914725
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An outer-suburban street awakes to find they’ve been put under quarantine, with no warning or explanation, and no way out. If they want to escape, the neighbours will have to get to know each other a whole lot better.
Participants in WEYA’s Phoenix Edge program showcase their work in development.
Date: 10 June
Location: Phoenix Youth Hub, 72 Buckly St, Footscray
More Info: Call Sally 03 9091 4725
Created by Geelong Edge, Western Edge Youth Art’s Geelong based emerging artists’ ensemble, this promenade street performance will be presented as part of Geelong After Dark. The work shines a light into the hidden world of culturally diverse Geelong taking audiences on a fun journey along dark alleyways into the lives of young people of colour in Geelong who are grappling with who they are, who they want to be and what it really means to fit in 21st century Australia.
Date: Friday 5 May
Time: 7.30 pm
Location: Little Malop Street, Geelong.
More Info: Call Sally 90914725.
A new Hamlet for our times and community by Victoria University Secondary students.
It’s like this. Hamlet’s a girl. Her father has died. Then her mother marries Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius. Now her father’s ghost has appeared. Something is rotten in the state of Deer Park.
Featuring Samoan language, innovative mobile projections and Shakespeare!
Date: Thursday 13 October
Time: 7.00 pm
Location: Theatre of Victoria University Secondary College, Senior Campus, 5A Jamieson Street, St Albans 2021.
More Info: Call Sally 90914725.
Students who have been participating in WEYA’s Phoenix Edge After School Program at the Phoenix Youth Hub will present their original work TEK.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Prometheus Corporation announces their latest product: an android so real it could almost be human. What could possibly go wrong?
Date: Thursday 29 and 30 September
Venue: Phoenix Youth Hub, 72 Buckley St Footscray
Proudly supported by
Romeo sees Juliet at Geelong Station and falls in love. But their families have a long feud over their restaurant business. Can love conquer all or will Juliet’s gangster brother Tybalt bring them down?
An original play by Year 11 and 12 VCAL students.
Date: Thursday 15 September
Venue: The Drama Room of North Geelong Secondary College,
130 Separation St, North Geelong VIC 3215
‘A theatrical triumph and richly deserving of high praise. The performances were of a very high standard and clearly showed commitment to role, good timing, excellent concentration and great teamwork. A vivid demonstration of how potent the combination of VCAL, Performing Arts and Community partnerships can be’. – Former Drama Teacher and Audience member
You are invited to travel back in time to the world of ancient Greece in this exciting and funny performance by the children of Whittington Primary School.
Join the great heroes on their quests, have scary encounters with monsters, and meet wicked kings, brave princesses and hungry lions!
BBQ from 12.30pm
Date:Thursday 8 September
Time: 1.20 pm
Location: Multi-purpose Hall, Whittington Primary School
Worden Court Whittington Geelong VIC 3219
Proudly supported by
Western Edge Youth Arts presents Of Longing and Belonging, two new performances on May 12th and 13th at Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong. Both performances weave between sharp, surprising comedy and physical theatre, exploring ideas about local and global identity from the unique perspective of Geelong’s youth.
Belonging is a theatrical comedy which follows a group of young refugees on the streets of Nairobi, fantasising about life in Geelong, a place they’ve heard of but know nothing about. Devised and performed by Geelong Edge, this is the debut performance of the city’s first home-grown African theatre ensemble, based in North Geelong.
Longing, performed by young actors from East Geelong, is a magic-realist retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey, a dream like journey told through humour, poetry and digital art.
Performances will be followed by a community forum where audiences from across the city can converse about the global relevance and local specificity around the sort of city they would like to live in.
Date: 12 May and 13 May
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Little Malop Street Geelong
(Cnr Gheringhap and Little Malop Streets)
Of Longing and Belonging is supported by Creative Victoria, the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, Myer Foundation through the REYM Fund, City of Greater Geelong and Diversitat Geelong.
Join us for the final end-of-year presentation of Phoenix Youth Theatre’s funny, bold and lively show Winta.
Then the waiting is over. The message comes. By text or sprayed on the wall. Cryptic but we know it’s her. Calling to you. Telling you to come and find Winta.
With the Edge Ensemble showcasing their new work-in-progress piece: CALIBAN
Sea levels are rising and Caliban has come to a dystopian Melbourne in search of Miranda and Prospero to ask them: where do the spirits go when the sea drowns the land?
Date: Friday 11 December
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Victoria University Footscray Nicolson Campus (cnr of Nicholson and Buckley Street, Footscray)
Building N (Beanland Building) Level 2 rooms N221 & N225
FREE but please reserve your seat
A story about place, race and identity.
Esko and Bang meet Sophia, Maragi and Zena on the streets of Nairobi where they dream of what life in Geelong might be like, if only they can get there…
Performed by the Geelong Edge: Eto Masoka, Sila Toprak, Chang Lol, Alphonse Mulashe, Alain Cito Bakulikira, Craig Gunguta and Irene Bakulikira
With direction from Dave Kelman and members of the Edge Ensemble.
Date: Thursday 3 December
Venue: Spanish Social Club (next to Diversitat Northern Community Hub)
25-41 Arunga Ave, Norlane, 3214
Watch the waters rise on Instagram and Twitter at #CalibanSt
In the not-so-distant future, Caliban has left his island because it is disappearing under rising sea levels. He has come to Melbourne to search for Miranda, the girl he grew up and with and once loved. Now he searches the streets of the hot city looking for love and meaning.
#CalibanSt is a twenty-minute interactive street comedy by the Edge Ensemble that combines slap-stick, audience interaction, fast and funny poetic dialogue, and strange and complex characters.
Be a part of the story by posting thoughts and photos online with #CalibanSt. The best tweets or instagrams of the day, as judged by the Edge Ensemble, will win a $200 JB Hi-Fi gift card or second prize of a $100 iTunes gift card.
Hamlet, Macbeth and Shylock walk into a bar… and make chaos.
In this immersive sensory spectacular, some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters find themselves entangled in a web of 21st century drama. The setting is Duncan’s, a seedy underage nightclub. It’s never a quiet night at Duncan’s, but tonight’s especially wild. Will anyone make it out alive?
Geelong High School’s Year 10 drama class are joined by artists from Western Edge Youth Arts for this immersive retelling of all the best bits of Shakespeare.
Date: Thursday 5 November
Time: 6.00pm and 7.30pm
Venue: Shenton Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Garden & Ryrie Streets, East Geelong
Price: $5 each