Shows

Current Shows

  • The Watching

    A group tune in to their regular show. Play. A period drama. Skip. A supernatural thriller. Fast forward. A mafia gang. Pause. Wait. Did that character … just … look at me? Rewind…

    Reality and fantasy blur in this imaginative live performance straight from the eclectic minds of Melbourne’s emerging artists from the western suburbs. Serving you period drama, supernatural thriller and mafia noir realness, the screen comes alive on stage as over 40 young people write themselves into some of the most famous (read: outdated) Hollywood plotlines. Because, you know, life isn’t a spectator sport.

    THE WATCHING is a reflection on the communal experience of viewing. It asks how art helps us reflect on the past, engage in the present and vision a future where we are all written into the story.

    Dates:

    Saturday 9 November, 7.00pm-8.30pm, The Bowery Theatre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans

    Bookings: bowerystacc.com.au

    Saturday 16 November, 7.00pm-8.30pm, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street Footscray

    Bookings: duewestartsfestival.com.au

    Tuesday 19 November, 7.00pm-8.30pm, Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton Street Werribee

    Booking: wyncc.com.au

    $10 Adults | $5 concession | Group 4+ $25

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Past Shows

  • Edge Ensemble: Future Echoes

    Western Edge Youth Arts introduce the current members of the Edge Ensemble, expressing their identity and premiering a series of short video stories that provide a snapshot into the lives of these young artists and the relationship they each have to their communities in Melbourne’s West.

    Working with acclaimed Sudanese filmmaker Ez Eldin Deng, WEYA’s Edge Ensemble present an original short film, alongside song, dance, rap and spoken word in a celebration and tribute to the western suburbs and the communities that call it home.

    This presentation gives Future Echoes audiences a sneak peek into the ideas that will be developed into a new original production in 2020; an interdisciplinary, multi-lingual, cross-cultural collaboration that sees young artists from the West step into their power, proudly tell their stories and share their vision of the future for their communities to audiences across the nation.

    This event is part of Future Echoes, a festival highlighting young voices, new narratives and works in progress at Arts Centre Melbourne. We invite you to join us for four days to experience, contemplate, participate, celebrate and connect with the next generation of creative thinkers and performance makers.

    Featured Artists: Amarachi Okorom, Leigh Lule, Michael Logo, Sami Obama, Natalie Lucic, Vanessa Gustilo,
    Co-Artistic Directors: Penny Harpham and Tariro Mavondo

    Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

    Time: 8.30-9.30pm

    Location: Arts Centre Melbourne Fairfax Theatre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

    Price: $22-25

    Booking: artscentremelbourne.com.au

  • Romeo & Juliet

    My Only Love Sprung From My Only Hate

    Manor Lakes College. Juliet and her Capulet crew rule the school. They’re rich, popular and they hate the Montagues.

    Poor in pocket but big in heart, Romeo leads his Montague gang with kindness, telling them that soon their luck will change and they will come out on top. Then one night, under a disco ball, swept up by a smoke machine, Romeo and Juliet see eye to eye, and nothing will ever be the same.

    In a world divided between rich and poor, can our star-crossed lovers prove to their friends that love is stronger than hate? And at what cost?

    Date: 18 September and 19 September

    Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

    Location: Amadeus Hall, Manor Lakes College, 2-50 Minindee Rd, Wyndham Vale

    Price: $5, purchase at Manor Lakes College Office.

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  • World of Denial, World of Change

    A thrilling interactive installation performance with environmental themes, featuring film animations, visual art, live action and zombies.

    Written and created by Grade 7 and 8 students at Hendy St Campus.

    Date: 12 September

    Time: 4.00pm

    Location: Multi-purpose room, Northern Bay College, Hendy St Campus, 38 Hendy St, Corio, VIC 3214

    Price: Purchase through School.

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  • Orpheus & Eurydice

    This is not the first time something like this has happened around here…

    Orpheus is the coolest guy in school, with a musical talent sent from the gods. Eurydice is his prize for being so great. Wait, what?

    First told thousands of years ago, the Ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of male power, heroism and heartbreak. But what about the other characters in the story? What kind of world was Eurydice living in to be seen as a trophy wife, an object to possess, a beautiful flower to be picked, contained, owned? And is it really so different to our world now?

    An original production featuring song, dance and even a bit of rugby that explores the slippery slope between pride and privilege, holding on and letting go and possession.

    Date: 28 August & 29 August

    Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

    Location: Victoria University Secondary College, Senior Campus Drama Room, 5A Jamieson Street, St Albans

    Price: $5 Adults, $2 Concession/ Student/ Pensioner, purchase at VUSC General Office.

     

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  • Waiting for Something Better by North Geelong Edge

    Inspired by Beckett’s, Waiting for Godot, this new performance is a tragi-comic tale about love, hate and survival.

    Dim and Gonzo are homeless and waiting at cross-roads, as the world heats up and the future seems increasingly doubtful.

    A series of characters enter their world, bringing stories from the frontline of a world gone mad; a trader in rare animals who revels in the mass extinction, a soldier from a far-off war who has sold his soul to the devil and done things that cannot be imagined, a rapper who travels from place to place bringing fragments of joy into people’s lives.

    They come and go again, leaving Dim and Gonzo to try and make sense of a senseless world.

    Presented by Western Edge Youth Arts, Waiting for Something Better is an original piece written and performed by North Geelong Edge; a group of culturally diverse, young emerging artists from Geelong.

    Date: Wednesday, 24 July

    Time: 7.00pm

    Location: fOrT Youth Centre, Geelong

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  • Scent of the Night at Geelong After Dark

    Take a sensual journey into the cultural diversity of Geelong. Caesar searches for his girlfriend Nima on a journey that will take you from Africa to Woolworths via the laneways of the city. The journey culminates in the audience deciding the lovers’ fate and poses the question: ‘What is love?’

    Devised by culturally diverse young artists of Geelong Edge, this performance is a fun, comic, interactive street theatre experience for family audiences.

    Date: Friday, 3 May

    Time: 7.00pm

    Location: Little Malop Street, Geelong

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  • Grace for Race by St Albans Edge

    Highschool is a battleground
    Beyonce is a war cry
    Food is a weapon
    Culture is everything

    But what happens when someone stops fighting?
    When friendship is found in the most unlikely of places?
    In a dog eat dog world how do you survive if you just want to live and let live?

    Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, St Albans Edge explores culture and girlhood in this explosive original new work. There will blood, there will be dance-offs and there will be food fights. Hold on to your seats, things  are about to get messy.

    St Albans Edge invite family, friends and the broader community to celebrate their first ever performance at The Bowery Theatre. This event showcases the talent and passion of Brimbank’s youth and is the culmination of a year-long process of sharing, storytelling and eating. Lots of eating.

    Date: Saturday, 8 December

    Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

    Location: Bowery Theatre, 309C Main Rd E, St Albans

    Tickets: Free, available here

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  • Double Feature: Share House & 2K by Geelong Edge

    A night of new original comedy that will give you a peek into life in Geelong today.

    Share House

    Bamba, Ada, Veronica and Ivan are the motley crew living in a metropolitan share house; four mismatched, ethnically diverse, unalike friends who contrast in character, stories, and personal troubles. When Bamba’s cousin arrives, she threatens the secrecy of Bamba’s double life. Be immersed in misfortune, triumph, lies and love triangles that come hand-in-hand with being a young adult in a transforming society.

    Directed by Krystalla Pearce.
    Written by Geelong Edge members, Sila Toprak and Kiril Stamenkov.

    2K

    Things were tough enough in 2K’s life before someone attacked and racially abused him at a nightclub in Geelong. His girlfriend is pregnant, his friends can’t fight to save themselves, Jo Po’s car won’t start and the only person who will give him a job is his notorious gangster half-brother, 5K. Will 2K do the right thing? (and can someone please tell him what that is?)

    Written by Dave Kelman, Dave Nguyen from a devising process with the cast.

    Date: Thursday, November 22

    Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

    Venue: Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Little Malop Street, Geelong

    Tickets: Free, available here

     

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  • Lele, Butterfly by Footscray Edge

    Western Edge Youth Arts presents an evening of live entertainment featuring the Footscray Edge’s new original performance, Lele, Butterfly – followed by music, spoken word and rap by local artists.

    6.30pm

    Food and live performances by Leigh Lule, Nadia Hanaan and Ror Akot.

    7.30pm

    Lele, Butterfly

    The greatest shifts in consciousness begin with a single act of bravery.

    Melbourne. Now. One brother raises hell amongst his family. Another steps up to defend them. Both are killed. Their father holds a memorial for one, and forbids anyone from burying the other. Everyone obeys. Everyone, except a young woman named Antigone.

    Footscray Edge adapt the ancient Greek play of Antigone to explore contemporary Samoan culture and how one person’s actions can cause a ripple effect throughout a community. But will it be too late? Cultures collide, families divide and a community is turned inside out as each member of it must confront one of life’s greatest challenges: how do you act with truth and integrity in the midst of chaos, grief, fear? Do you accept the rules of your household, or do you trust in something bigger, do you spread your wings and Lele (fly).

    8.30pm

    Spoken word performances by Amarachi Okorom & Dana Clare

    Date: Friday, 16 November

    Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

    Location: Amphitheatre, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

    Price: Free tickets available here

    Proudly supported by Seddon Community Bank Pitch Partners and,

          

  • Antigone by Geelong Edge

    Will Antigone choose freedom and betray her own family?

    We’re in Thebes, a modern state. When Polynices, a young African activist, is shot dead by police, President Creon and his unscrupulous media adviser Tiresius, turn to racial vilification to win votes. Antigone, Polynices’ sister, is now left to stand alone against the forces of the state.

    This original, interactive theatre performance re-invents Sophocles’ classic as a story of immediate relevance for our times. Written and devised by culturally diverse emerging artists from Geelong, the play tackles Australia’s political climate and carefully dissects today’s issues surrounding race and culture.

    Be immersed in song, dance and poetic text, and get the opportunity to interact with characters and together, explore the complexity of the play’s themes.

    Cast: Irene Bakulikira, Eto Masoka, Sila Toprak, Craig Gunguta, Kiril Stamenkov and Finn Lloyd with live music by Callum Watson.

    Date: Friday, 26 October

    Time: 8.00pm – 9.00pm

    Location: Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Little Malop St, Geelong

    Tickets: Free, available here

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