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Chalkface: Night with the Teachers

New Australian play Chalkface may be a black comedy, but it’s also a serious study of the Australian school system and the pressures it places on students and teachers.

As a profession that sits at the nexus of political point scoring and populist opinions, this event will ask – what will it take for teachers to be valued in our society?

Chalkface: Night with the Teachers will feature playwright Angela Betzien and a panel representing a diversity of perspectives from the Arts and Education, encompassing current and former teachers and the university sector.

WHEN: Mon 19 Sep, following the 6.30pm performance
WHERE: Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
HOW TO BOOK: Complete the 2022 Education Booking Form. Send your completed form and any questions to education@sydneytheatre.com.au. 


Chalkface

By Angela Betzien
Directed by Jessica Arthur

WORLD PREMIERE

What happens in the staff room, stays in the staff room

In a hilarious new black comedy from the brilliant mind of Angela Betzien (The Hanging, ABC’s Total Control), Chalkface is the rowdy tale of two teachers who must put their differences aside to stand up for what’s right – even if it means throwing out the rule book altogether.

15 SEP – 29 OCT DRAMA THEATRE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Designer
Ailsa Paterson
Lighting Designer
Mark Shelton
Composer & Sound Designer
Jessica Dunn

With
Ezra Juanta
Catherine McClements
Nathan O’Keefe
Stephanie Somerville

Pre-season Briefing
Mon 12 Sep, 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

APPROX DURATION
1 hr 45 mins
no interval

CONTENT
Strong Language

PRODUCTION PATRON
Girgensohn Foundation

CO-PRODUCER