Theatre has always been at the centre of social thought, discussion and change. At Sydney Theatre Company we develop current, vibrant Australian stories through our Theatre In Communities projects, celebrating diversity and facilitating new connections within and outside the community with which we work.
In 2013, STC is partnering with NRMA Motoring and Services to create a unique piece of theatre with social impact. Produced with the objective of raising road safety awareness amongst young people in regional NSW,Road Trainwill be written and directed by STC Resident Director (Community) Stefo Nantsou and developed in consultation with NRMA policy and education staff, STC creative talent and regional community groups. Road Train will be touring to schools and community halls in Lismore, Casino, Canberra, Maitland, Cessnock, Bathurst, Campbelltown, Wollongong, Parramatta and Sydney in 2013.
Our work with Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS) combines artistic, education and social engagement priorities. Building upon the successes of past projects including People of the Soil and Leviathan, in 2013, we will further exploreLook The Other Way, a broader examination of youth and violence in Sydney's Western Suburbs, performed by a mix of both professional STC actors and members of the local community.
Our Theatre in Communities work is made possible through the generous support of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.
"What [made] the play so special for me was [that] all the ideas came from our classroom…and the fact that we're all born in Bankstown, like, we made the show and saw the show in Bankstown, it was all about us."
Drama student, Sir Joseph Banks High School