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Australian Theatre for Young People

ATYP presents 'Saplings'

Where
Pier 2, Walsh Bay
Pier 2, Walsh Bay
13 Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW 2000
The Rebel Theatre, Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)
When

Wednesday 24 January from 6:30pm to 8pm Thursday 25 January from 6:30pm to 8pm Saturday 27 January from 2pm to 3:30pm Saturday 27 January from 6:30pm to 8pm Sunday 28 January from 5pm to 6:30pm Thursday 1 February from 7:30pm to 9pm Friday 2 February from 2pm to 3:30pm Friday 2 February from 7:30pm to 9pm Saturday 3 February from 7:30pm to 9pm Sunday 4 February from 5pm to 6:30pm

"I wasn’t there ‘cause I wanted to be, I was there ‘cause I had to be, okay? If Josh hadn’t eaten my noodles, I wouldn’t be here."

Would you risk breaking bail for a packet of Mi Goreng? Would you snitch on a mate to save your own skin? Around here, ordinary days can turn on you so fast you’ve still got a smile on your face as your hopes die in your hands.  

Yani wants to go to the Easter Show, Kai wants a sense of home, Shanika wants her Mum back, and Lachlan… well, he just wants his bowl of noodles. But when the justice system is all that stands between these young people and what they want, it raises an important question – how do young people grow when the system keeps cutting them down?

Yuwaalaraay playwright Hannah Belanszky and Kalkadoon director Abbie-lee Lewis bring their exceptional talent to the stage for Saplings, a collection of hilarious and heartbreaking stories born from workshops with young people experiencing the youth justice system from Marrickville to Moree. Four talented young actors take on multiple roles in this poetic, personal, and unexpected production that will leave you asking who’s really to blame.

Set to a soundtrack of rap and hip-hop music made by young people in the youth justice system, Saplings gives an honest, raw look into the adult consequences faced by some of our most vulnerable. Join us at The Rebel Theatre for a night of laughter, tears, and celebration of the survival instincts of young people.

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