Urban Theatre Projects

 

Event

Home Country

11 January —
22 January 2017
Home Country
 

Presented by Urban Theatre Projects, Blacktown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival.

Further Information

Staged in a multi-level car park in Blacktown, HOME COUNTRY is a theatrical triptych that explores place, identity, and what it means to be home.

With Aboriginal Elder Uncle Cheeky as your host, join us for a communal feast and meet the passionate Ali and Zaphora who clash over cultural values; sharp-witted Pita caught between the old and the new Greek culture and the Blacktown Angel, restless in the afterlife.

Written by Andrea James, Peter Polites and Gaele Sobott, and directed by UTP’s artistic director Rosie Dennis, HOME COUNTRY blends the intimate and the universal. Go on the journey as the sun sets over the Blue Mountains.

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READ WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT HOME COUNTRY

“From the rooftop you can see the mess of city life: other multi-level car parks, apartment blocks with satellite dishes, land dug up by developers… To the west, you can see the Blue Mountains. To the east, a thumbnail-size Sydney Harbour Bridge shimmers on the horizon.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

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Image Credit

Joshua Morris

BLACKTOWN ANGELS

Writer: Andrea James

Performer: Shakira Clanton and Billy McPherson

STEPS INTO KATOUNA

Writter: Peter Polites

Performer: Jonathon Nicholas

ZAPHORA AND ALI

Concept, characters and original story script: Gaele Sobott

Adapted by: Nancy Denis, Danny Elacci and Rosie Dennis

Performer: Nancy Denis and Danny Elacci

CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Rosie Dennis

Dramaturg: Liza-Mare Syron and Lachlan Philpott

Musicians: Kween G, Mahmmd Lelo and James Tawadros

First Peoples Cultural Advisors: Uncle Wes Marne, Uncle Greg Simms and Aunty Edna Watson

Cultural Advisors: Mohammed Ahmad, Muniatu Kanneh, Karima Mezoughem, Bibi Mossari, Fethi Rabhi, Memuna Sesay

Cultural Dramaturg: Lily Shearer

Darug Translator: Aunty Edna Watson

Designer: Clare Britton

Producer: Tian Zhang

Composer: James Brown

Lighting Designer: Fausto Brusamolino

Animator: Yen-Chiao Chiu

Production Manager: Garth Knight

Production Co-ordinator & Technical Manager: Amber Silk

Stage Manager: Jess Latham

Recording Engineer: Mitchell Hart

Additional Recording: Al Achi

Sound Operator: Frank Mainoo

Lighting Operator: Todd Hawken

Feast Consultant: Helena Rosebery

Feast Coordinator: Margie Breen

Assistant to the Director: Bee Cruse

Crew: Kaillan Clay, Colin Fraser, Todd Hawken, Preston Hawkes, Jimmy Rawlings and Alex Torney

Publicity: The Press Society

UTP OFFICE TEAM

General Manager: Julieanne Campbell

Marketing & Development: Noella Lopez

Marketing Co-ordinator: Amanda Sullo

Volunteer Co-ordinator & Administrator: Lukas Bliekendaal

Finance & Front of House: Amanda Smith

Partners & Supporters

Arts NSW

Australia Council for the Arts

Blacktown Arts Centre

Blacktown Council

Bundanon Trust

Catalyst - Australian Art and Culture Fund

Loud and Clear

Opera Australia

Packer Family Foundation

Sydney Festival

Workers Club Blacktown