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Dead Men's Wars
Dead Men's Wars is a vital, new theatre work that explores the place of young people within the ANZAC legacy in both Australia and New Zealand, and the evolution of our relationship over the past century. It is a fast-moving, contemporary perspective of the ANZAC traditions, for this generation - controversially challenging ANZAC mythology and interrogating gender inequities, through a multi-dimensional manipulation of time, space and memory. This brand new work will provoke audiences to redefine the relevance of the ANZAC spirit for the next century, as we re-connect the NZ voice to Australia's ANZAC narrative.
Canberra Youth Theatre is one of Australia's leading companies for young people. We are proud to announce our exciting and timely collaboration with New Zealand theatre company, Long Cloud Youth Theatre to produce a brand new work called Dead Men's Wars.
Dead Men's Wars conveys the voice of young, emerging Canberra and Wellington artists. Directed by Brett Adam, the piece has been developed over 2014/2015 with artists from both companies and 2014 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award winner Ralph McCubbin Howell. We are extremely proud of this new work and its importance to the Anzac Centenary celebrations in both Australia and New Zealand.
Dead Men's Wars was originally commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre, Australia with the support of Australia Council, artsACT, ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, The Street Theatre and Rock Development, along with Long Cloud Youth Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand with the support of BATS Theatre through STAB 2015 and WW100 funded by Creative New Zealand.
Street One - reserved | Duration - 85 minutes, no interval.
presented by Canberra Youth Theatre and Long Cloud Youth Theatre
PRE-SHOW DINING AVAILABLE AT AS YOU LIKE IT CAFE BETWEEN 5:30PM AND 7PM THURSDAY 15 - SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER