To Be Honest

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To Be Honest

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 21 November - 23 November 2019
Category Live Event

Riverside presents Outloud

to be honest

Written and directed by Stefo Nantsou

“I took my son to the show for him to see the real life struggles many people can have in their lives. It was an amazing show and gave him a glimpse of the different issues we all can have but don’t see on a daily basis…” – Melissa Morphett

Created in collaboration with young people from Canterbury and Bankstown, To Be Honest is an incredible Australian piece of verbatim theatre that shines a light on untold stories. Featuring original rap and melodic songs performed with a live band, this engaging work is guaranteed to strike a chord with you, giving insight into the challenges many young people experience and ultimately the hope that exists in us all.

FYI this production contains coarse language, adult content (including the smoking of a herbal cigarette) and loud music. We advise that children under 15 years are accompanied by an adult.

Dates & Times:

Schools Performance
Thursday 21 November at 11am

General Public Performances
Friday 22 November at 7:45pm
Saturday 23 November at 2:15pm & 7:45pm

To Be Honest was made possible through Canterbury Bankstown Stronger Communities Fund and produced by Outloud. It premiered at the Bankstown Arts Centre in September 2017.

Photo by Christopher Woe


Aanisa Vylet Princess
Bilal Hafda $5000
Alaa Sukkarieh Wedding Ring
Rangi Lemusa Tagaloa Bailey
Zainab Kadhim Scarfie/Lead Vocals
Matuse Peace Rapper/Lead Vocals
Ebony Annor Hearts
Isabella Teixeira Henriques One Hand
Iman Etri Mother/Social Worker
Gloria Demillo Social Worker
Aleksia Taunton Young Girl 1/Homeless Kid 1
Yasmin Taunton Young Girl 2/Homeless Kid 2
Craig Taunton Teacher/Principal/Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals
Sidney Kisseh-Lloyd Hearts’ Brother
Michael Teixeira Henriques Drums
Jacob Araullo Bass
David Miller Guitar/Vocals/Social Worker
Stefo Nantsou Father/ Guitar/ Writer/ Director

Tim Carroll Producer
Kevin Ngo Producer
Ruth Horsfall Production Manager/Stage Manager
Christopher Woe Photography



Download the curriculum links here: To Be Honest Curriculum Links

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