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Youth Arts in the Hunter for over 40 Years
Make Noise. Make Connections. Make Change.

Presented by Tantrum Youth Arts
in collaboration with PACT


What happens if the place you call home vanishes beneath your feet?
The world you once knew, now gone. “Home” is unfamiliar, strange.

In 2017, Tantrum’s Trajectory Ensemble, lead by Janie Gibson, collaboratively devised a brand new theatre work; HOME.

In an intimate performance Tantrum’s Trajectory Ensemble weave a sea of stories from original poetry, found texts, songs, myths and music in a personal exploration of what it means to feel at home: in the world, in your country, in your suburb and in yourself.

HOME won Best Sound Design (Huw Jones) and received nominations for Best Direction, Best New Work, Best Set Design and Best Supporting Actress in the 2017 CONDA Awards.

“Art scintillates when brave and authentic…HOME‘s collation of words by various entities, is a remarkable achievement, showcasing a valuable range of perspectives that form a truthful and timely representation of where we are today, as a society and a collective consciousness. In bringing their audience their most authentic vulnerabilities, the artists compel us to connect, with the work and with each other. Enclosed and tethered, we think about the spaces we share, and the inevitability of our dependence on each other.”
Suzy Goes See 

“Wonderful to see young actors full of energy and passion bringing theatre to life in a very personal way.”
– Theatre on the Town

“The ensemble cast is a dynamic group of young people who throw themselves into the show with gusto and enthusiasm. Together, they create worlds onstage with poetry, movement and music about what it means to be young in Newcastle. Interwoven stories of migration, war, loss and strength are laced throughout the show, as well as themes of diversity, feminism, family…the Baby Boomer generation and the plight of the millennial.” – Emma Jane, Weekend Notes

The production premièred in October 2017 at PACT, Sydney before returning to Newcastle for a season at the Civic Theatre Playhouse.

Creative Team

Trajectory Ensemble 2019: Sara Barlow, Thomas Lonsdale, Roger Ly, Alexandra Mangano, Meghan Mills,
Meg O’Hara, Taylor Reece, Stephanie Rochet, Rosie Scanlan, Clare Todorovitch, and Phoebe Turnbull
Ensemble Facilitator / Lead Artist / Director: Janie Gibson
Dramaturg: Lucy Shepherd
Sound Designer: Huw Jones
Lighting Designer / Technical Manager: Steven Stuart
Stage Manager: Amy Morris
Producer: Tamara Gazzard
Graphic Design and Photography: Eryn Leggatt

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.

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