Village Space is an experiential learning project that offers playful, dynamic, inter-active theatre events to High Schools. The themes are relevant to the curriculum, and explored in a cross-curricular fashion. Each play is based on extensive research and fieldwork, with real life situations as creative starting points. Using storytelling, drama, music, song and dance, the shows are packed with information and encourage participation, reflection and investigation.
= theatre-in-education for schools, universities and communities
= an experiential learning project
= real-life stories from Australia and around the world
= about social justice, human rights, equality, global justice
= cross curricular, wholistic
= dynamic, interactive, moving, playful, engaging
= a platform for discussion and investigation
Since its inception in 2003, VILLAGE SPACE has covered a wide range of issues: Homelessness, poverty, climate change/climate justice, indigenous struggles, refugees, hiv/aids, non-violent direct action, sustainability, racism, reconciliation, children’s rights.
Kinetic Energy Theatre Company has been operating since 1975. It has a long and proud history of providing high quality theatre and theatre-in-education programs. The Company received a life-time achievement award from the Performing Arts Unit of the NSW Department of Education in 2000. For more information about the Company and our theatre-in-education work please click History.
The 2016 Village Space program is offering three plays: "HOME" (a music theatre piece about homelessness), "THE FREEDOM RIDE" (a doco-drama about the historical indigenous rights campaign in Australia's sixties) and "REFUGE" (a play about refugees and asylum seekers, and Australia's treatment of them). For more information please click the relevant info page.
Village Space plays are performed in Sydney and the Sydney Basin, and are toured nationally, with annual tours to New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The Village Space team comprises up to nine performers.
To arrange for an incursion to your school, please contact us by phone (02 9665 6489) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org