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PACT to Continue 'Afterglow' Season with Original Australian Play HOME

PACT to Continue 'Afterglow' Season with Original Australian Play HOME

PACT will present the latest show in their AFTERGLOW season when Home, an original new Australian play by Janie Gibson and the Tantrum Trajectory Ensemble, arrives on their stage from October 4th to 7th.

A dynamic new work developed with the Newcastle-based theatre company Tantrum Youth Arts and their Trajectory Ensemble, Home weaves 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, in yourself.

Director Janie Gibson, an alumni of PACT's contemporary performance training program, has returned to Australia to take the reigns on this emotive production after a decade of developing and performing work with international theatre companies Song of the Goat (Poland) and Shakespeare & Company (USA), among many others.

"It's a delight to be bringing Janie home to Newcastle to work alongside our ensemble in the development of this new work," said Tantrum Youth Arts' Artistic Director, Lucy Shepherd. "HOME truly captures the vibrancy of young peoples' lived experiences and their dual yearnings for comfort and change in an uncertain future."

"As an artist who grew up in Newcastle this project is deeply significant for me, both professionally and personally," said Janie. "As a young artist I swiftly left Newcastle at the age of 18 to seek better opportunities in the big smoke of Sydney. Tantrum are offering emerging artists in Newcastle, opportunities that simply weren't available to me when I lived there."



When: October 4-7, 2017 at 7:00pm

Venue: PACT Centre for Emerging Artists - 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville

Tickets: $25 for full/ $20 for concession.

Bookings: Via the PACT website -

Afterglow is PACT'S premiere performance season showcasing new works by Australia's most compelling emerging performance makers. Afterglow features works that represent the very best of contemporary Australian performance.

Tantrum's Trajectory Ensemble is an annual program of professional development for emerging artists interested in process-driven performance making. Each year the ensemble works with a guest professional artist to create and present a daring, brand new contemporary performance work. This year, Tantrum has invited theatre maker Janie Gibson to lead the ensemble in the development of HOME. Originally from Newcastle, and an alumni of PACT's contemporary performance training program, Janie's experiences, skills and approaches are a perfect match to inspire the next generation of Newcastle-based contemporary theatre makers. Janie has worked and trained extensively for the past 10 years internationally and in Australia, and has developed and performed work with Song of the Goat (Poland), Shakespeare & Company (USA) and Next Wave (Australia) among many others. Her work is based in European Ensemble Theatre and devised performance and she brings this experience of rigorous process-driven theatre making practice to the development of Home.

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