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Writer Angela Betzien
Director Alex Evans
'...complex and powerful...' THE AUSTRALIAN
'... this is the sort of story we should be telling to young people in the theatre. One that is honest, engaging and completely engaged with the world.' DAILY REVIEW
'War Crimes is beautifully brutal, rough and funny and movingly messy. It's any Australian community cut down the centre and examined via its members who are never heard: their young women.' TIME OUT SYDNEY
'The cast are enjoyable across the board...the magic is in the ensemble as a whole. It’s exciting to see a young, all-female cast portray multiple characters within quite complex relationships.' ARTSHUB
What do you do when your country is at war, your town is at war, your friends are at war and there’s a war inside your head? You run.
One morning Jade wakes bruised and bleeding on the beach. She thinks she’s alone, that no one will know, but someone was watching from the cave above the cliffs.
Set in a regional coastal town, War Crimes tells a powerful story of five disenfranchised young women who are fighting for respect, railing against authority and struggling to form an identity in a small town with limited opportunities. The relocation of an Iraqi refugee family to the town provokes a climate of hostility and tension that threatens to violently explode.
War Crimes is being presented as part of an international project, Documents of Poverty and Hope exploring the impact and experience of emigration and immigration on individuals and nations. ATYP is joining with companies from the UK, Portugal, Italy and Canada to reflect on migration's effect on individuals as well as broader notions of national identity and culture.
Cast Hannah Cox, Holly Fraser, Charlotte Hazzard, Odetta Quinn & Jane Watt
Design Emma Reyes
Lighting Design Alex Berlage
Sound Design Tom Hogan
Assistant Director and Vocal Coach Grace Partridge
Movement Coach Tia Jordan
Stage Manager Sorie Bangura
Presented in partnership with Pilot Theatre, War Crimes is made possible through the support of the European Union Cultural Fund as part of a project connecting 6 companies and 3 continents - all discussing issues of migration and immigration and its impact on young people in particular.
** WARNING **
War Crimes contains:
- Mature content and strong language
- Smoke/Haze effects
- Flashing lights
- Explicit description of sexual violence
- Sexual Assault Trigger
Photographer: Zan Wimberley
Talent: Ashlee Harpur
BEHIND THE SCENES
Dive into our resources for BEFORE and AFTER you see the show. Prepare for the post show Q&A. Study the program, discuss some questions. Interact with us LIVE during our live stream. Go behind the scenes of the creative processes of our Director, Alex Evans and our creative team. See Alex's journals and make them come to life!
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