YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE ARTS:
The child as cultural citizen
3pm – 5.30pm, Wednesday 30 May, 2018
Australian Theatre for Young People
(Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW)
Expectations around theatre for young people are too prescribed today. In exposing a system in serious need of reconstruction, Giles’ recent Platform Paper calls for a review of the accepted attitudes, and the embrace of a different paradigm that places children and young people at the centre of change. Can we consider the child as a cultural citizen?
Sue Giles is the Artistic Director and co-CEO of Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre. She is an advocate for Theatre for Young Audiences in Australia through a partnership with Theatre Network Australia, and internationally as Vice President of ASSITEJ International* – the global association of theatre for young audiences.
Welcome to Country
Intro by Fraser Corfield, ATYP
Keynote Address – Sue Giles
Young People and The Arts: An Agenda for Change
Updates from Theatre Network NSW (TNN) & Create NSW
Sector Updates by young firecrackers:
The House That Dan Built
Tantrum Youth Arts
Bankstown Poetry Slam
Whose Theatre Is It Anyway?
Tasnim Hossain (Writer), Amy Matthews (Parramatta Riverside Theatres),
Stefo Nantsou (Zeal Theatre), Sarah Parsons (Outback Theatre for Young People)
Moderated by Sue Giles