In ATYP’s 2020 season we are wrestling with the complexities of growing up and growing older.

As this century moves out of its teens ATYP is reflecting on what it is to “grow up”.  Featuring six world premiere productions of new Australian theatre written by both established award-winning playwrights and some of the countries most exciting emerging writers, this is a season not to be missed.

CUSP

CUSP A Brown’s Mart Theatre Co-production Elvis wants Rosie. Rosie wants to escape. Maddie doesn’t know what the hell she wants, but it sure isn’t this. While Rosie balances the needs of community with her own life dreams, Elvis juggles a life of crime with a tougher path into the…
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INTERSECTION 2020: BEAT

INTERSECTION 2020: BEAT Offbeat. Upbeat. Move to your own beat. These are stories that explore the pulsating experience of young lives. Intersection 2020: Beat is a taste-test of Australia’s brightest new playwrights illuminating fragments of lives dancing on the edge of adulthood. This collection of short plays will surprise, intrigue,…
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THE 1s, THE 0s, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

THE 1s, THE 0s, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN A Riptide Theatre Co-production In this moment millions of interactions are taking place.  We are chatting, texting, debating, liking, sharing, creating and selling more of ourselves than ever before. Never before in human history have we been able to overcome distance and…
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LIGHTS IN THE PARK

LIGHTS IN THE PARK A Q Theatre Co-production One quiet night, the street lights flicker out and plunge the world into darkness. A ‘lights out’ party in Royal Park is announced, and every kid in town makes their way there to celebrate this strange occurrence. A trio of role-players leave…
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THE LIES WE WERE TOLD

THE LIES WE WERE TOLD A Shopfront Arts Co-op Co-production We grow up being lied to. Often for good reasons – so we can believe in something magical, to believe we can be whoever we want to be, or to shield us from pain. This is about those moments. When…
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SOUL TRADING

Soul Trading The year is 2079. Artificial Intelligence co-exists peacefully with humans, until the appearance of an exceptionally clever AI named Neutron Finch. On the first day of kindergarten, Neutron reads the entire collection of literary works in the history of humanity. This unprecedented feat attracts a gaggle of AI…
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