Enjoy performances designed for students and educators, all shows are linked to the Victorian Curriculum and highlight important messages for young people today.

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Upcoming performances

The Audition

Presented by Outer Urban Projects

As part of Bowery’s celebration of Refugee Week, we are proud to present The Audition, a moving theatrical insight into the protocols and powers that permit or deny entry into our country and to our stages. The gatekeepers. The Audition examines the parallels between actors auditioning for work and refugees seeking asylum in Australia. A cohesive, multi-authored work by Iranian asylum seeking artists and immigrants and acclaimed Australian playwrights, The Audition honours those whose lives are spent awaiting entry. Contrasting yet cohesive, transformation of character, time and place hauntingly meld with metatheatre, verbatim, poetry and song.

This text offers students and their teachers a truly unique opportunity; direct insight into the lived experience of marginalised voices who have collaborated with established contemporary Australian playwrights on a new, meta-theatrical and intertextual work, rich in symbolism and depth. Yet, it is also age-appropriate, entirely accessible, meets VCAA’s expectations around community standards and aligns with multiple cultural and stylistic curriculum requirements. Suitably challenging thematic and contextual depth is offered for a secondary school audience, yet the work is subtly woven to convey its intended meanings without triggering a student audience. With post-performance Q&A sessions hosted by award-winning teachers, it is best to move quickly to tickets secure your excursion; The Audition is likely to sell out.

Contact claire@outerurbanprojects.org with any enquiries, or book directly through Bowery at creativebrimbank.com.au/the-audition

Friday 21 June, 11am and 7pm sessions
The Bowery Theatre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans

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