WHAT: For 12 nights across two weeks, Old 505 Theatre will come alive with new Australian works that explore what it means to seek ASYLUM.
Operation Sovereign Borders was the policy the Coalition government took to the September 2013 Federal election - a military-led response to ‘combat people smuggling and protect Australia’s borders’.
Playwrights from across the country have been invited to create new plays that respond to one of the most contested ideas in Australia’s identity. How will our stage respond to Operation Sovereign Borders? What do our great storytellers have to say? The selected plays have been matched to directors and actors for two weeks of quick-response theatre.
All artists involved will waive their fees so that ticket sales can be donated, in full, to the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown & the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in Melbourne.
Please read the program carefully. Works only play on the dates listed under each block. Select your date and then proceed to book for that session.
For show synopses, directors and actors : CLICK HERE
Please note, the program will largely take the form of staged readings.
[Tuesday 3rd 8PM, Saturday 7th 2PM, Friday 13th 8PM]
Flying Fish Cove - Hilary Bell
63 Days - Christopher Bryant
Why We Run - Tasnim Hossain
Day 48 - Cybele McNeill
[Wednesday 4th 8PM, Saturday 7th 8PM, Sunday 15th 5PM]
Missy and her Master [A Fable] - Elias Jamieson Brown
Self-service - Mary Rachel Brown
Meena - Noëlle Janaczewska
Gol Pari - Amir Mohammadi
I Could be You - Hoa Pham
Bread and Butter - Melita Rowston
[Thursday 5th 8PM, Sunday 8th 5PM, Saturday 14th 2PM]
Bathers on the Sand [A Soundscape] - Emily Ayoub, Ben Pierpoint, Madeline Baghurst & Jack Murray
Project 949 - Victoria Haralabidou
Untitled - Michele Lee
A Puppet Show for All Ages - Georgia Symons
A Confession - Eleanor Rex
[Tuesday 10th 8PM, Thursday 12th 8PM, Saturday 14th 8PM]
Fitting Into Wageni- Irene Assumpter
Going for Gold - Noëlle Janaczewska
Where The Breath Is Kept - Laura Lethlean
Darker Angels - Ross Mueller
These People - Sheila Pham
Nil by Sea - Katie Pollock
[Friday 6th 8PM, Wednesday 11th 8PM]
3 Angry Refugees - Tania Cañas
The Danger of Safety - Paul Gilchrist
Safekeeping - Steven McCall
The Complete Guide - Ruth Melville
The Old 505 Theatre
Suite 505, 342 Elizabeth St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
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