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Sheila by Tracy Bourne - a work-in-progress showing

18 December 2018

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Performance Details

Tuesday 18 December, 3pm
Duration:
120min
Venue:
Street 3

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In 1975, Englishwoman Dr Sheila Cassidy was arrested and brutally tortured by the Chilean secret police (DINA) during the early days of the Pinochet regime.

Her experiences in the prison system, living alongside women who were prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country, challenged and ultimately transformed her view of herself and what it is to be a “good person”.

Sheila is a play about the female experience of political resistance and solidarity; written and directed by women and performed by a majority female cast. The play includes Chilean songs from the nueva canción, a musical and social movement of the 1960s and 70s that is associated with the election of the democratic socialist, Salvador Allende in November 1970. These songs by Victor Jara and Violeta Parra will be performed by Canberra musician Jorge Bontes, originally from Patagonia, Chile.

Sheila is written by Tracy Bourne. Katie Cawthorne leads the creative development as director/dramaturg.

Clare Moss plays Sheila Cassidy, with Isha Menon, Christopher Samuel Carroll, Jett Chudleigh and Ylaria Rogers playing the many characters that Sheila encounters in Britain, the streets of Santiago and in the prison of Tres Alamos.

This creative development has been supported by ArtsACT, and The Street Theatre. A previous creative development was supported through a Flash Residency at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre.

If possible, please refrain from wearing perfume, after-shave, or scented cosmetics to this event. Contact the Box Office for more information on 62471223.

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THE STREET PRESENTS
A WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING OF:
SHEILA BY TRACY BOURNE

TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER, 3PM

FREE EVENT, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

If possible, please refrain from wearing perfume, after-shave, or scented cosmetics to this event. Contact the Box Office for more information on 62471223.

STREET THREE | UNRESERVED SEATING | RUNNING TIME TBC

Location

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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