CSPT Inc. Plays in Focus 28 July 2019

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    Annette Stoddart

    Our next ‘Plays in Focus’ event is on 28th July 2019. Come along and join us for wine, cheese and scintillating discussion about the play, ‘Viral’ by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster.

    Date and time: Sunday 28th July, 3.00-5.30pm, 2019.
    Venue: 497 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Brisbane.

    The play synopsis reads:

    ‘As society attempts to keep up with the rapidly changing and thrilling new world of social media and viral videos, how do we define our social responsibilities?
    Viral is a story about Art and Zane, two boys who seek to attain internet ‘fame’ in order to become more popular at school and to make some money. It examines the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse and violence in our community. It investigates the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events, asking the question “is it better to record these activities and post it on the internet or step in and stop it from occurring in the first place”?
    Inspired by true events that happened in our very own communities Viral uses physical theatre, multiple role-sharing, verbatim, political theatre and live music fuelled with intensity to create visceral and dynamic Theatre for Young People. Viral is an example of Shock Therapy Productions’ signature style of doing as much as possible with as little as possible’.

    All you need to do is:

    • Purchase and read the play. Playlab currently has Viral available for $23.95 on their website: http://www.playlab.org.au/publications/shop/294/viral-detail
    • RSVP via email to Annette.m.stoddart@gmail.com
    • Join the ‘Plays in Focus’ Group Chat on the CSPT Inc. Facebook page.
    • Come along to ‘Plays in Focus’ on 28th July, 2019!

    Note: for those catching public transport, Manly Train Station is just 5 minutes walk. For further information about ‘Plays in Focus’ contact coordinators, Annette Stoddart, Helen Steele or Kathy Wilson (Annette.m.stoddart@gmail.com; helensteele3@icloud.com; wadeww@dodo.com.au).

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