Following a sell-out premiere season in 2017, La Boite and Multicultural Development Australia (MDA) present a return season of The Village, 11 – 15 April as part of the Commonwealth Games’ Festival 2018, before playing at the La Boite Studio from 23 April.
Inviting wider audiences to experience the compelling real stories of refugees and people seeking asylum, The Village showcases the cultural diversity of Australia and honours the courage, strength and determination of the women, men and children who have made Australia their new home.
This interactive performance experience allows audiences to witness first-hand the verbatim stories of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations and persevered to tell their life-changing stories.
Director: Todd MacDonald Featuring: Cievash Arean, Arwin Arwin, Silva Asal, Joyce Taylor, Lili Sanchez, Ngoc Phan Designer: Moe Assaad Composer / Sound Designer: Will Hughes Assistant Directors: Ayeesha Ash, Silva Asal Assistant Creative: Aleea Monsour Stage Manager: Peter Sutherland
Festival Hub – South Bank Cultural Forecourt, Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Performance: 11 – 15 April 2018
Bookings: www.eventbrite.com.au (free, bookings essential)
La Boite Studio, Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
Season: 23 April – 5 May 2019
Image: The Village – photo by Dylan Evans