Bankstown: Live

22 January —
25 January 2015
Rosie Dennis, Alwin Reamillo, Toby Martin & guests (Aus), Mohammed Ahmad, Janice Muller, Jenny Shillingsworth, Lily Shearer, Beverley Miranda, Sophia Brous, Joanne Saad, Emma Saunders, Vinh Nguyen, David Cranston, Michael Kamaleddine, Peter Polites, Robyn Schmitz, Gaele Sobott, Amanda Yeo
Bankstown: Live

Curated and produced by Urban Theatre Projects, presented by Urban Theatre Projects & Sydney Festival

Further Information

As the sun set over western Sydney, a suburban street in Bankstown transformed into a temporary foyer and backyards into temporary theatres as audiences gathered to experience world-class performance, film, music and installation created by international and Australian artists.

Set over 4 hours, audiences were invited to settle in for a story, relax on a deck chair, huddle round the hills hoist and tune into the sounds of contemporary suburban Australia.

Presented as part of Sydney Festival:

Watch a 30 minute documentary on the process of making Bankstown:Live:

BANKSTOWN:LIVE was made up of nine works:


SONGS FROM NORTHAM AVENUE— Toby Martin & guests (Aus)

THE TRIBE— by Mohammed Ahmad adapted for stage by Mohammed Ahmad and Janice Muller (Aus)

BRE & BACK— Jenny Shillingsworth, Lily Shearer & Beverley Miranda (Aus)

LULLABY MOVEMENT — Sophia Brous & guests (Aus/UK)

FAMILY PORTRAITS— Joanne Saad  (Aus)

THE BANKSTOWN DANCING PROJECT — Emma Saunders & guests (Aus)

VAN  — Vinh Nguyen (Aus)

THE LAST WORD — David Cranston, Michael Kamaleddine, Peter Polites, Robyn Schmitz, Gaele Sobott & Amanda Yeo (Aus)

Creative Team

Curator: Rosie Dennis

General Manager: Julieanne Campbell

Producer: Antonia Seymour

Production Manager: Mark Haslam

Project Manager: Tian Zhang

Volunteer Co-ordinator & Ticketing: Bronwyn Treacy

Digital Marketing: Amanda Sullo

Finance: Amanda Smith

Supporters and Partners

Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW, Office for Ageing, Bankstown City Council, Bankstown Arts Centre, Bankstown Sports Club, University of Western Sydney