The Trajectory program is proudly supported by City of Newcastle.
Trajectory Ensemble is an annual program of professional development for emerging artists interested in collaborative, process-driven performance making. Each year, the project is facilitated by a professional artist to create and present a daring new performance work, while supporting participants to develop their own sustainable practice. The Ensemble is open to artists aged 18-26 or within their first 5 years of professional practice.
This year, the Ensemble will collaborate with award-winning Melbourne-based theatre maker David Williams. David has worked for over 20 years as a director, writer, producer, dramaturg and performer with companies across Australia including Griffin, Queensland Theatre Company, Merrigong Theatre Company, Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Company, version 1.0, and pvi collective.
With David, the Ensemble will explore the relationship between young people and activism. As members of a generation largely considered as apathetic yet with the means to mobilise a movement from their fingertips, ensemble members will consider their position as activists. When do we make a noise and when do we shut up? Who’s even listening anyway?
By investigating movements on a local and global scale (e.g., Marriage Equality, March for Our Lives, etc.), the Ensemble will draw from public documents, transcripts and interviews to devise a new documentary theatre work about when and how young people make change.
The resulting piece will première in September at PACT, Sydney before returning to Newcastle for a season at the Civic Playhouse.
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