Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
By Jane Harrison
“Van Hout’s production is expansive, earthy, and generous.” – Time Out
Directed by Vicki Van Hout, a fresh interpretation of this tender and moving classic revisits Jane Harrison’s important historical text about five individuals from The Stolen Generations in the context of Australia today.
Featuring themes of loss and love together with the poignancy of the characters struggling to make sense of their world, Stolen will resonate with you for a long time.
Please Note: This production contains coarse language, loud noises and adult themes.
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 29 May at 11am
Wednesday 30 May at 10am & 1pm
Thursday 31 May at 11am & 6:30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance)
Friday 1 June at 11am & 7:30pm
GENERAL PUBLIC SHOWS
Wednesday 30 May at 1pm
Thursday 31 May at 6:30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance)
Friday 1 June at 7:30pm
This production will also be touring to Orange, Griffith, Cessnock, Tamworth and Byron Bay and is supported by Create NSW.
Photo by Amanda James
Vicki Van Hout
Suitable for Years 10 – 12
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
This hugely successful and thought-provoking production of Stolen is back at its home in Parramatta before heading off on a regional tour. Vicki Van Hout is a director that isn’t afraid to push the envelope and her production is a breath of fresh air. This adaptation deals with The Stolen Generations in a real and human way and is perfect for students in Aboriginal Studies and other humanities courses as a study on the human impact of this dark part of Australia’s history, as well as for HSC Drama students.
Download the Curriculum Links here: Stolen Curriculum Links
Download information on how to book here: How to Book
Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment
Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside
STOLEN: IN-SCHOOLS WORKSHOP
Looking at Jane Harrison’s work through the lens of the Director, Wiradjuri woman, Vicki Van Hout and learn the movement used in a song cycle. Led by the cast of Stolen your students will investigate the text as written by Jane Harrison and how this was taken from page to stage through rehearsals. Students will learn repertoire used in the performance enabling them to gain a deeper understanding of the significance of the song cycle Van Hout used in this production.
This will be followed by a Q&A with the cast to reflect on the learnings and reflections gained in the work.
Workshop duration: 90 minutes – 120 minutes (adjustable according to school’s timings)
Intro and talk
Warm up and movement
Space required: Minimum space is a clear double class room or small hall.
Number of participants: Minimum 15, maximum 25
Cost: $20 per student
PLEASE NOTE: Only open to schools who have booked and paid deposit for the season of STOLEN at Riverside Theatres.
School must be within 25kms of Parramatta CBD
Wednesday 20 June (from 1:30pm)
Thursday 21 June
Friday 22 June
Monday 25 June
TO BOOK YOUR IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOP CLICK HERE