It’s production time again! Fading opens in five days and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this beautiful play written by Laura Lethlean in collaboration with the 2018 Company Ensemble. Laura has written, about the play; 

Under the pressure of independence and the expectations that come with adulthood (make money, move out of home, choose a career, vote, drive, drink, gamble, make new friends, wonder who your old friends are, navigate sexual relationships, stay safe, take risks, explore the world outside your home town, keep up with family, decide what your politics are…etc) we can come to feel like we are standing beneath a cascading torrent of advice and choices and decisions. We begin to forget how to disentangle what other people say from what we want to say. In all the chaos, we forget how to listen to ourselves. So what do we do?

Well, this is a play about that – about when we come out the other side of school, when we are plunged in to the fractured, chaotic, abstract and metaphorical space between childhood and adulthood. Fading is about dealing with that pressure, whilst at the same time straining to hear our own voices through the chorus of exterior advice and expectations. 

You will see our performers delve headfirst into this space; into their own pasts, into the world of their own reflections and even go on elaborate bear hunts to try and figure out their own way forward. And, if they’re lucky, they might have time to stop, take a breath and look behind them to see how far they have come. 

Book your tickets now to see this poignant new piece of theatre at the Canberra Theatre Centre from 12 – 15 September. 

We still have lots on the horizon after Fading – our annual Audition Intensive is on the first weekend of the school holidays and is a must for those preparing for Drama school auditions, which will begin to take place around the nation in October. Our Faster rehearsal intensive takes place throughout the school holidays, with this provocative new work being performed for three nights only in the Gorman Arts Centre courtyard from 18-20 October. 

If you’re serious about theatre and listening to young people’s voices, don’t miss these opportunities to see important and brave new theatre!