Viewers cannot stay observers
A group tune into their regular show. Play. A period drama. Skip. A supernatural thriller. Fast forward. A mafia gang. Pause.
Wait. Did that character just look at me? Rewind
Reality and fantasy blur in this imaginative new work straight from the eclectic minds of emerging artists from the western suburbs. Serving you period drama, supernatural thriller and mafia noir realness, the screen comes alive on stage as over 40 young people from Western Edge Youth Arts write themselves into some of the most famous (read: outdated) Hollywood plotlines. Because, you know, life isn't a spectator sport.
THE WATCHING is a reflection on the communal experience of viewing. It asks how art helps us reflect on the past, engage in the present and vision a future where we are all written into the story.
Presented by Western Edge Youth Arts and performed and created by the members of three youth theatre groups in Wyndham, Footscray and St Albans.
Saturday 9 November, 7.00pm-8.30pm, The Bowery Theatre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans
Saturday 16 November, 7.00pm-8.30pm, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street Footscray
Tuesday 19 November, 7.00pm-8.30pm, Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton Street Werribee
$10 Adults | $5 concession | Group 4+ $25