Colony: Urban Stories

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Riverside Theatres and CuriousWorks present

Colony: Urban Stories

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 23 September 2016

Set in the suburbs and homes of Western Sydney, Urban Stories is a suite of film and theatre scripts in development, written by local emerging writers.

The themes cover family love, teen isolation, resilience, grief, racism, disability and desire, all through the eyes of young writers who examine their own lives and that of their families and communities, with great warmth, respect, humour and insight.

The writers come from CuriousWorks’ successful Curious Creators program that is aiming to develop a new generation of Western Sydney storytellers from diverse cultural backgrounds.

To test their unfinished work with a live audience, they are inviting you to join them for a FREE evening of film, theatre scenes and script readings that give us an early and entertaining glimpse into the characters and works they are creating.

Among those we will meet are:

  • ‘Shane’ – an isolated teenager on an escape route from his lonely rat’s wheel world of school, video games and eating.
  • ‘Val’ − a young Australian-Filipina exploring religion, family expectations and her queer identity.
  • ‘Dominic’ – a HSC student whose life is complicated by the continuing presence of his dead brother.
  • ‘Mia’ – a Muslim girl discovering some unique talents with daily therapy and family love to overcome her disability.
  • ‘Valerie’ – a young strong-willed woman who questions authority and the conventional wisdom of her walled community in 22nd century Sydney. 

Urban Stories is part of the Colony grand narrative of connected stories set in Western Sydney’s pre-colonial past, present and future. Learn more about Colony at

Please Note: This production contains language that may offend some patrons

23 September 7:30pm

Free, bookings required. No transaction fees apply to this production.


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Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes (Plus 15 minute interval)

Ticket Prices

All tickets $Free

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00