24 JAN – 4 FEB
ATYP, The Rebel Theatre (The Thirsty Mile) Pier 2/3, 13A Hickson Road Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Dawes Point NSW 2000
Would you risk breaking bail for a packet of Mi Goreng? Or snitch on a mate to save your own skin? Around here, ordinary days can turn on you so fast you’ve still got a smile on your face as your hopes die in your hands.
Yani wants to go to the Easter Show, Kai wants a sense of home, Shanika wants her Mum back, and Lachlan…well, he just wants his bowl of noodles. But when the justice system is all that stands between these young people and what they want, it raises an important question—how do young people grow when the system keeps cutting them down?
Yuwaalaraay playwright Hannah Belanszky and Kalkadoon director Abbie-lee Lewis bring their exceptional talent to the stage for Saplings, a collection of hilarious and heartbreaking stories born from workshops with young people in conflict the youth justice system, from Marrickville to Moree.
Set to a rap and hip-hop soundtrack made by young people in the youth justice system, Saplings gives an honest, raw look into the adult consequences faced by some of our most vulnerable.
“Beautifully balanced with hilarious one-liners, heartfelt conversations, and vulnerable characters that supports the work, and engages its audience, from start to finish.”
- Theatre Haus about Hannah Belanszky
Full Price - $35
Wednesday 24 January at 6:30pm
Thursday 25 January at 6:30pm
Saturday 27 January at 2pm / 7:30pm
Sunday 28 January at 5pm
Thursday 1 February at 7:30pm
Friday 2 February at 2pm (Youth Sector Performance) / 7:30pm
Saturday 3 February at 2pm
Sunday 4 February at 5pm
1 hour, 20 minutes (no interval)