SUBURBIST, a new Australian play exploring identity, passion & prejudice in Sydney’s suburbs.
17 — 21 October
SUBURBIST is a new contemporary theatre work exploring and challenging the prejudices that divide Sydney and its suburbs. Co-created by Julian Larnach and Kate Worsley and devised with the PYT ensemble, SUBURBIST weaves a sound-scape of verbatim interviews and original music with personal stories and physical theatre, all in the quest to create the GREAT WESTERN SYDNEY PLAY.
“So, if you live west, when you get up in the morning to drive to the city, you have the sun in your eyes as it graciously and gloriously comes over the horizon in the east, so you have to squint on your way to work. Then when you finish, and have to drive home, conveniently it’s setting right over your house in the far west and again, you have to squint as you drive home. So we call them squinters. People in the west.”
- SUBURBIST interviewee
The PYT Ensemble are a select group of outstanding young performers aged 17yrs – 26yrs from Western and South Western Sydney. Including young people who identify as Australian, first or second generation immigrants, and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Director: Kate Worsley Writer: Julian Larnach Sound: Ben Pierpoint Lighting Design: Andy Ko Set & costume design: Amanda McNamara
PYT Ensemble: Monica Kumar, David Robertts, Luke Cignarella, Lap Nguyen, Sophea Ergo, Mahdi Mohammadi, Pedro Schweinitz, Nyasha Kanyimo and Belle Kringas