A work of magnitude and of cultural relevance that will prove to be a ‘game changer’ for the Sydney Fringe scene, new arts-collective, Edgeware Forum presents EIGHT at the Erskineville Town Hall from 16 September 2015.
What happens to a named-and-shamed Generation? UK playwright Ella Hickson asked Gen Y’ers from a range of vastly different backgrounds “What defines your generation?” EIGHT comprises of eight 15-minute monologues that paint a portrait of these named and shamed 20-something-year-olds.
“I’m trying to tackle the negative reputation that my generation has earned itself,” says playwright Ella Hickson. “We need to prove we’re not all apathetic, drug-munching, no-brainers. We do have something intelligent to offer and we’re not afraid of having political punch. It’s about time we believed in something.”
Meet a Scottish lass, a sex worker, a drunk, an ex-soldier, a school boy, a businessman, an art dealer and a pregnant youth. You’re invited to meet them; to witness their electric triumphs, their crushing failures, their bittersweet redemption, their confronting truths and the unexpected glimmers of faith amongst a landscape of wholesale cynicism and drastic financial recession.
But there’s a catch. We live in an age of hyper choice. Every night the audience will vote live for the 5 characters they want to see. This means that the show is different every night. Who will you leave behind?
The Edgeware Forum is a new production company founded by a core collective of six theatre makers. A forum that gives emerging artists a voice and the opportunity to collaborate and inspire each other, believing that theatre is enriched by all mediums – music, visual arts, filmmaking and everything in between.
Director: Anna Houston Featuring: Alastair James, Andre de Vanny, Bobbie Jean-Henning, Danielle Stamoulos, David Bruce, Jane Watt, Maryann Wright, Nicholas Starte
Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
Season: 16 – 20 September 2015
For more information, visit: www.edgewareforum.com for details.
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