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Anthems and Angels

The Compassion Plays

The Compassion Plays is a major theatre event. Its theme is the condition of exile and the experience of refugees. Its structure is based on the medieval ‘passion play’, which invites its audience to travel through different ‘story stations’ and interact with and help shape the performance.

Each show begins outdoors at dusk, with food, gifting, songs and dance. The journey continues into the theatre space, where Sydney artist Sam James creates an exquisite, immersive video installation amidst a combination of set and interactive performance pieces. Local musicians, performers and visual and sound artists combine with members of our wider communities to create a place of welcome, shared feasting, and cultural exchange.

The Compassion Plays is supported by Companion House (for refugee survivors of torture and trauma), Monash University, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, and community volunteers.  It is Part I of the Anthems and Angels trilogy, set to roll out nationally and internationally from 2016-18.

Read more about the Anthems and Angels Trilogy here.

PERFORMANCES:

November 2,3&4, 7.30pm.

Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon, ACT 2612.
Book online at www.agac.com.au

Click here to contribute to our fundraiser!

The Compassion Plays is event #2 in the inaugural Ralph Indie residency programme initiated by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in 2016.

UPCOMING EVENTS

1. The Compassion Plays

November 2,3&4, 7.30pm.
Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon, ACT 2612.
Book online at www.agac.com.au

2. The Compassion Plays–fundraiser

Please help us launch Part I of the Anthems and Angels Trilogy via our Pozible fundraiser.

Donate here!