Preparations are underway! Phase 2 of The Change! After a successful first round of fabulousness that bought together over 40 participants to create magic that left the audience crying and dancing at the preview at The Factory in Richmond, we begun work on developing the rest of the script and beyond!The Change- Evolution to Revolution will be an interactive performance taking the audience on an epic journey. The Collingwood Estate’s Underground car park will be transformed in to many worlds for you to explore.
$10 (no one turned away) drinks and snacks available
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United Struggle Project Presents ‘The Change’ Revolutionary Hip-hop Theatre. A journey of many worlds colliding- From West Papuan refugees on a boat lost at sea to the kids in the shanty town of tin in an African slum, the Palestinian rappers up against the apartheid wall and the Afghan girl on the run, these characters journeys will run parallel with the stories of struggle of the First Nations people of Australia.
In this fusion of cultures and historical political events beginning at lake eyre protest camp in S.A, traveling to the Aboriginal tent embassy Canberra to Palm Island QLD, and coming together at Woomera detention centre. These are the events that will shape the future, and bring the characters fleeing from all over the world to come together round a camp fire in the desert to plot and scheme for the ‘change.’ The story is told through the children of the future that are recalling there ancestors adventures that lead to the prevention of the world from destruction.
The dialogue will address issues of colinization racism police and military brutality. This social commentary humour personal stories and utopian visions will be served on a deadly sound track of hip-hop, traditional and world music with live band accomplishment to a background of incredible sets ..A series of workshops to develop the script with the actors and explore ideas of the ‘change’ we want to bring.. open to people to bringing there own stories of survival an visions for the future. We are looking for performers of Indigenous, Middle East and African backgrounds actors dancers and singers to get involved in the working creation. We are also looking for musicians set designers lighting and production people to engage in the creative …
Background- Director Izzy Brown : The characters are based on artist that I had the honour to meet and record on my travels doing hip-hop workshops in remote aboriginal communities, refugee camps, slums, prisons and war zones. The scenes set in Australia are based loosely on historical political events that I had the accidental honour to witness and participate in. Through workshops we have developed the skript with the Melbourne based paticipents incorporating there talent and perspectives. These experiences have shaped my life and opened my eyes to many of the injustices of the world but also to the hope and power found in music and action to create change.
‘’My motivation is my love of music and belief in social and environmental justice. Music can be used as a tool for change and education to break down walls, create common ground and unite common struggles.’’ – Izzy Brown