A new theatrical work based on real life experiences of the journeys of young African Australians from their homeland to being recent arrivals. The play celebrates their unique stories of survival, respect for resilience and celebration of culture.
Written and performed by the members of the African Youth Drama Ensemble.
The Auburn Community Development Network (ACDN) has been working with young people from diverse African backgrounds living in Western Sydney, in theatre and performance since the beginning of 2008.
In 2009 young people have come together to develop a dynamic piece of theatre based on their real life experiences of their journeys from their homeland to being recent arrivals. Through a series of creative development workshops, the participants collaborated their ideas to create this new theatrical work that celebrates their unique stories of survival, respect for resilience and celebration of culture set against their experience of migration to Australia. The play has been devised and written by these young people in collaboration with a diverse team of professional artists.
This project is a partnership between Auburn Community Development Network (ACDN) and Powerhouse Youth Theatre (PYT), is funded by Australia Council for the Arts and supported by Auburn Youth Centre and Auburn Council. ACDN receives core funding from the Department of Community Services NSW.
Saturday May 16 2009 at 2pm and 7.30pm
Sunday May 17 2009 at 6pm
Running Time 75 minutes
This event occurred on 16th May – 17th May 2009