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To Be Honest


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

21 November - 23 November 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents BYDS

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

A homeless young woman stinks of Maccas fries as she tries to sleep in her car in the middle of the day. A boy gets sold by his mother for five thousand dollars. A man on bail tries to get his life back on track. A sister and her brother fight to keep each other in their lives.

Created in collaboration with young people from Canterbury and Bankstown who have experienced homelessness and or substance dependence, To Be Honest is an incredible Australian piece of verbatim theatre that shines a light on untold stories of cultural displacement, domestic violence, cycles of crime and the challenges of growing up without support. 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 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 BYDS. It premiered at the Bankstown Arts Centre in September 2017.

Photo by Christopher Woe

CAST

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
DANIELLE STAMOULOS Mother/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
ABDEL GHADIA as Himself
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
VYVIENNE ABLA Stage Manager/Publicity
JOYCE CONTE Overall Morale/Publicity
ALEX TORNEY Lighting
CHRISTOPHER WOE Photography

SUITABLE FOR YEARS 10 – 12

CURRICULUM LINKS AND RESOURCES

Download the curriculum links here: To Be Honest Curriculum Links

Download Riverside’s risk assessment here: Riverside’s Risk Assessment Details

Download a generic sample risk assessment here: Generic Sample Risk Assessment

ACCESS

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

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Duration

90 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for weekday daytime performance)

Getting Here

Riverside Membership

30 Club

Dining at Novotel

Local Dining


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