Sometimes theatre entertains us, taking us to a place of imagination and wonder. Sometimes it educates, giving us an insight into a world that is fascinating and unfamiliar. When it does both these things it creates that rare magic that leaves audiences inspired and informed. It’s theatre that’s powerful, engaging, imaginative, and leaves us a little transformed. That’s the territory of Follow Me Home.
Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), the national youth theatre company, is recognised around the world for taking the stories of young people to the national stage. For this project, ATYP has teamed up with the Office for the Advocate of Children and Young People (ACYP) to look into the lives of young people who experience homelessness. Developed in consultation with young people from across NSW, Follow Me Home explores the extraordinary lives of those who move among us unseen.
Produced in association with the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) and presented by Riverside Theatres.
Follow Me Home is supported by the James N Kirby Foundation.
“Follow Me Home succeeds in its intention to demystify the complexities of youth homelessness, and urges the audience to question their own role in a culture that often looks beyond those who need someone to listen.” Playwave
LIVESTREAM FEEDBACK FROM TEACHERS:
“As a Brisbane viewer who had seen a live production at ATYP I often speak of your company to my class so the opportunity to watch a live stream is SO appreciated. I thought it was a fantastic experience. My students don’t get the chance to see much live theatre so was great for them to get an idea of what it is like.”
Drama Teacher, Brisbane, Qld
“Thank you ATYP for providing our school with the opportunity to see quality live theatre performed by young actors. It was an invaluable experience for my students! The production was exemplary in its treatment of youth homelessness, opening this topic up for numerous discussions with my students. My students were so happy to participate in the live Q&A and the young actors ability to articulate their acting processes as well as listen to how the actors approached such a taboo topic. We are so far from Sydney so thank you for making this experience so accessible for our students.”
Drama Teacher, Qld
Season: 29—31 May
Wed—Sat 11am and 7.45pm
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
02 8839 3399
“ATYP has fostered a space for young voices to be heard, and young performers to showcase the strength, resilience and joy that exists within all young people.” Playwave
Cast & Creative Team
Assistant Stage Manager
Laneikka Denne, Jordan Dulieu, Jasper Lee-Lindsay and Sofia Nolan