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
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
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
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
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.
A lost doll once held in a child’s hand.
A remnant of a world that was once innocent and beautiful and is now owned by the Atlas Sunrise Corporation.
In this nightmare dystopia of our own making, is there a tomorrow?
A unique promenade dance, theatre, media, visual art installation performance by Year 9 students working with artists in residence.
Date: Thursday 15 October and Friday 16 October
Time: 6:00pm and 7.30pm
Venue: Hume Anglican Grammar, Central Gathering Space, 100 Mt Ridley Road, Mickleham 3064
Bookings via try booking: $5.00 each ($4.70+ 30c booking fee). Proceeds go towards a sustainability project at Hume Anglican Grammar.
For more information: Stephanie Pace 03 8339 6900
This showing of Searching for Winta is the second stage in the creative development of the vibrant new work devised by the Phoenix Youth Theatre.
Some of us are believers, some are non-believers. One thing’s for sure there have been sightings. Everyone’s searching for something.
Winta is everything you are looking for.
Why do we do it for? – A forum about socially engaged youth theatre.
This dynamic and democratic forum explores what we might mean by ‘socially engaged’ art and what the purpose and value of our practice is in an increasingly divided society and and rapidly expanding digital world. A panel of emerging artists will speak about their practice and respond to questions, then it’s open to the audience to engage, challenge and generate discussion.
Date: Friday 14 August
Time: 6pm for Searching for Winta
7pm for Why do we do it for? discussion panel.
Venue: VU Footscray Nicholson campus (cnr Nicholson and Buckley Streets Footscray). Building N (Beanland Building) Room N221 level 2