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First Seen: Barren Ground by Helen Machalias

04 September 2020

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Performance Details

Friday 4 September, 5pm
Duration:
120min
Venue:
Online

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Barren Ground takes place on the Christmas Island detention centre between 2010 and the closure of the centre in 2018, and merges elements of the plot, dialogue and characters of Shakespeare’s The Tempest with media reports of the Christmas Island detention centre and first-hand accounts of the asylum seeker experience within the Australian system.

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About First Seen

Ever wondered about the steps a writer takes to develop works for the theatre? Or how new plays and performance works are chosen for upcoming seasons?

The ever popular FIRST SEEN: new works-in-progress offers Canberra audiences the opportunity to be part of our creative process helping The Street  progress performance works to production-ready stage. First Seen offers a unique insight into development and is a vital part of our planning for future years as we seek to bring original and diverse Canberra stories to the stage.

Each writer has a dedicated workshop offering time, space, support, and expertise.  Canberra audiences (that's you) are given the opportunity to participate in the development process through the public showings where we open up the floor for a conversation with playwright, director, dramaturg and the actors. By sharing your thoughts with the creative teams you help assist us progress the works to production and get a sneak peek into Canberra’s ingenious artistic community.

FIRST SEEN is a major investment in new ACT work and is supported by the ACT Government through artsACT.

ONLINE | LIMITED PLACES | DURATION: 120 MINUTES

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THE STREET PRESENTS
FIRST SEEN - BARREN GROUND
BY HELEN MACHALIAS.
SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 5PM

 

ONLINE HOSTED VIA ZOOM* | LIMITED PLACES | DURATION: 120 MINUTES

*Details will be emailed closer to the showing. 

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15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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