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Writer Sara West
Director Danielle O'Keefe
Winner of the 2014 ATYP Foundation Commission
Through the tangle of upturned shopping trolleys and makeshift cardboard housing we see jars. Empty jars with light emitting from the inside.
The cover of a manhole starts to shift, slides across the brown sludge floor and a beautiful glowing jar is pushed to the surface. A small hand, then an arm – a girl pulls herself to the surface. She picks up the jar, holds it to her chest and looks at us. Right at us.
And so began the proposal that won the 2014 ATYP Foundation Commission Award. This captivating new play by Sara West transplants us to a dangerous world where the most important commodity is light. But for The Trolleys, the kids on the outskirts of town, the light in their jars is fading and they don’t know why. There is only a little time left. No one wants to live in the dark.
The ATYP Foundation was established to commission plays for actors aged between 10 and 13. The scripts are published by Playlab so they can be purchased by schools and youth theatres around the country. This production is a must for young artists and audiences. Come and see the play young people around the country will be performing for years to come.
Set & Costume Design Melanie Liertz
Lighting Design Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Sound Design & Composer Sam Weller
Sound Design Mentor Steve Francis
Assistant Director Rowan Bates
Stage Manager Michael Cornford
With Laura Bunting, Grace Campbell, Finbar Clayton, Coco Jack Gillies, Kiri Jenssen, Max Mulvenney, Daniel Page, Harry Straw, Noah Sturzaker, Amelia Warburton, and Scarlett Waters
Commissioned by ATYP Foundation
Supported by the ATYP Producers' Circle.
Sam Weller was selected to compose the music for The Trolleys as part of the 2015 Fanfare Competition. For more information about the competition please visit http://artology.org.au/
Photographer: John Tsiavis
Talent: Kaiya Noble
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