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Anthems and Angels: The Compassion Plays
Zsuzsi Soboslay, a theatre-maker and community artist, will create a magical participatory ‘passion play’ on the themes of memory, exile, displacement and change. Each evening will also include a community feast.
Created by Zsuzsi Soboslay with members of the Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney arts and intercultural communities and presented as part of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ Ralph Indie program.
Development time includes working with some of Canberra’s refugee community, and in a series of professional workshops, giving performing artists and musicians’ skills in reciprocation and exchange.
The project, modelled on the medieval ‘Everyman’ and Mystery plays, will create a magical event where people can move through stations of experience, swap stories and roles, or just listen and rethink our relationship with transitions, home, homelessness, and change.
Part of the Anthems and Angels Trilogy, 2017-18.
Anthems and Angels: The Compassion Plays is the second production presented as part of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ Ralph Indie program in 2016, a new initiative that supports artists to develop and present new performance works in the Ralph Wilson Theatre at Gorman Arts Centre.
Project director: Zsuzsi Soboslay
Anthems and Angels: The Compassion Plays is also supported by Monash University and Companion House.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds may be issued prior to the event at the discretion of the organiser. No refunds will be issued after the event has taken place, unless required by applicable consumer legislation.
Can I pre-book without paying a booking fee?
If you wish to avoid booking fees but would still like to book ahead, please call the Ainslie and Gorman Main Office on 02 6182 0000 to book over the phone using your credit or debit card. The office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. Unfortunately phone bookings cannot be made outside these hours.