Dislocated production supports Indigenous youth

A leading not-for-profit community services organisation is helping bring to life a futuristic story of youth survival.

Churches of Christ Care has partnered with Digi Youth Arts to stage the upcoming theatrical production Dislocated at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

This new show is a gritty tale following the journey of a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth who must return to a city they have never known to survive. The innovative play uses community driven arts practices, where the main story is created by merging the individual stories of the young people participating in the play.

Digi Youth Arts is a premier not-for-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth arts organisation that brokers opportunities for young people to tell their stories using their words.

Churches of Christ Care Children, Youth and Families Acting General Manager Leanne Rutherford said it is exciting to partner with Digi Youth Arts to support Indigenous young people to produce this new show.

“Enabling Indigenous young people to engage in storytelling and participate in a production put together by real professionals in theatre and the arts is a great opportunity in so many respects,” Ms Rutherford said.

“Participants will gain so much real world experience and those attending the Dislocated shows will be thoroughly entertained and gather some insights into the experience and struggles of young people.”

The young stars are learning all aspects of theatre from developing the story, stage management, front-of-house activities to performing in front of a live audience. All this, while learning something of themselves and connecting with culture.

Dislocated will be performed at the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse for three nights between Thursday 20 October and Saturday 22 October 2016. 

Tickets are currently on sale through the Brisbane Powerhouse website at brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2016/10/20/dislocated. Adult tickets are $15 and children can watch for free. Show starts at 7.00pm and runs for 60 minutes.

Posted October 14, 2016 in News