Season: 
10 May 2017 to 19 May 2017
Time: 
Wed - Sat Evenings: SOLD OUT
Girls Like That 6:30pm, Michael Swordfish 8:30pm
Sun Evening:
Girls Like That 5pm, Michael Swordfish 7pm
Matinees: STILL AVAILABLE
Weds 10, Fri 12, Tues 16
11:30am (double bill only, Michael Swordfish 11:30am, Girls Like That to follow)
Live Stream
Thurs 18 1pm
Duration: 
Girls Like That: 75 mins, (30 min interval), Michael Swordfish: 75 mins
Venue: 
ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf
Tickets: 
TICKETS GO ON SALE 20 MARCH 2017
$40 for double bill
$30 each play
For schools bookings ($30 students double bill), please contact us

Bookings
02 9270 2400

HOMEROOM SERIES DOUBLE BILL

The inaugural Homeroom Series shines a spotlight on theatre created by ATYP in partnership with schools, and provides a platform to showcase the top-quality work being made by schools across the country.  Working in collaboration with The Arts Unit to produce an ensemble piece for young women, and with Newington College, Sydney, to present an encore season of a work for young men, ATYP’s Homeroom Series 2017 is set to spark conversations about gender roles, social taboos and the balance between fitting in or standing out from the crowd.

 

 

JOIN US FOR THE LIVESTREAM OF THE HOMEROOM SERIES DOUBLE BILL THURSDAY 18 MAY

READ A REVIEW OF THE DOUBLE BILL

Sydney Arts Guide Review  of the double bill

GIRLS LIKE THAT

 

When a naked photo of Scarlett goes viral without her consent, attention falls on her for all the wrong reasons. In today’s world of social media saturation, how do you recognise that you are complicit in destroying somebody’s reputation, … and how does it stop?  Examining gender equality and feminism for this digital generation, Girls Like That investigates the hierarchy of the schoolyard.

 

Featuring a large all-female ensemble, this extraordinary new play is being presented in collaboration with The Arts Unit (NSW). Directed by ATYP’s Rob Jago, Girls Like That will showcase a cast featuring some of the best young performers from NSW State schools.

 

Girls Like That will open up conversations about the moral and social challenges of managing relationships in a digital world.

 

Maybe change starts with plays like this - Lyn Gardner, Guardian

 

Writer                                          Evan Placey

Director                                       Robert Jago

Set/Props/Costume Designer     Martelle Hunt

Lighting Design                           Chris Page

Sound Design                              Tom Hogan

Assistant Director                       Bonnie Leigh Dodds

Choreographer                            Sara Black

Stage Manager                            Michelle Wood
 

Age Reccomendation: 14+ -  course language, sexual references, depictions of violence

 

Warning - Please note that Strobe Lighting will be used in this performance. 

 

Please note: Girls Like That will commence at 6:30pm every evening. Michael Swordfish commences at 8:30pm

 

Girls Like That is presented as part of the double bill of ATYP’s Homeroom Series 2017 and is developed as a partnership between Australian Theatre for Young People and The Arts Unit.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL SWORDFISH

 

Michael.  I’ve never said anyone’s name so many times in one week.

You read about those kids who know they don’t belong. That they’ve somehow been dumped… and they are in some kind of prison until they can turn 18, just stuck in the middle of the backseat of the car between two kids who do belong.

When so much of our busy lives revolve around the people we interact with on a day-to-day basis, what would happen if one of them disappeared? An assembly called, a footy game postponed, a class interrupted?

Who is Michael Swordfish? And who knows where he’s gone?

Michael Swordfish is the exciting product of a collaboration between playwright Lachlan Philpott and Newington students; a play that traverses the tumultuous landscape of the teenage experience with the sober truth and darkly comic voice of teenage boys.

Writer: Lachlan Philpott

Director: Tamara Smith

Lighting Design: Richard Neville

Sound Operation: Nick Fitzsimmons

Lighting Operation: Ben Taylor
 

Age Recomendation: 14+ 
Coarse Language

Please note: Michael Swordfish commences at 8:30pm every evening. Girls Like That will commence at 6:30pm.

Michael Swordfish is presented as part of the double bill of ATYP’s Homeroom Series 2017 and is presented as a partnership between Australian Theatre for Young People and Newington College.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BEHIND THE SCENES:

Before you see the shows:

What to expect of the Homeroom Series double bill

   

Preparing for the post-show Q&A