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United Struggle Project Presents: The Change -Evolution to Revolution

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Collingwood Estate Underground Car Park

44 Harmsworth st

Collingwood, vic 3085

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"The Change: Evolution to Revolution" is a groundbreaking performance woven around pivotal moments in our political history.

After the magical preview at The Factory in Richmond that bought together over 40 participants and left the audience crying and dancing, "The Change" will bring you on an epic interactive journey this Friday and Saturday for the final performances ever.

Held in Collingwood Estate's Underground Car Park, the space will be transformed into many worlds for you to explore.

"The Change" is a participatory adventure that will move you around the space and break down the wall between audience and performers.

Join us on a transformative journey bringing together many different cultures and powerful stories.

$10 or $5 unwaged.

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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 the Lake Eyre protest camp in S.A, traveling to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra to Palm Island, Queensland, and coming together at the 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 their ancestors' adventures that lead to the prevention of the world from destruction.

The dialogue will address issues of colonisation, racism and police and military brutality. This is social commentary, humour, personal stories and utopian visions served on a deadly soundtrack of hip hop, traditional and world music with a live band over a background of incredible sets.

The script has been developed through a series of workshops with the actors to explore ideas of the 'change' we want to bring, with people bringing their own stories of survival and visions for the future.

Background of 'The Change':

Director Izzy Brown explains, "The characters are based on artists that I had the honour to meet and record on my travels to refugee camps, slums, prisons and war zones around the world as well as running hip hop workshops in remote Aboriginal communities. The scenes set in Australia are based loosely on historical political events that I had the accidental honour to witness and participate in. 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."

Izzy says, ‘’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.’’
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Collingwood Estate Underground Car Park

44 Harmsworth st

Collingwood, vic 3085

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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