Welcome to 2021, the year we expect the unexpected.
Over the past twelve months we’ve been challenged to rethink so much about the world we live in… and the role theatre plays within it. Planning for the future at the moment involves a swirling mix of anxiety, excitement, uncertainty and hope. As always happens in such times, artists help us make sense of the illogical, the seemingly unfair, the abstract in a changing world.
While preparing our 2021 season the words of Bob Dylan have been playing in my head:
“Come writers and critics
who prophesize with your pen,
and keep your eyes wide
the chance won’t come again.
And don’t speak too soon
for the wheel’s still in spin,
and there’s no tellin’ who
that it’s namin’.
For the loser now
will be later to win,
for the times they are a changin.“
ATYP’s 2021 season is a reflection on a changing world. We are very proud to bring you a season of new Australian plays and engagement programs that speak to the challenges, relationships, technology and pathways we are navigating, here and now.
We look forward to riding the waves of change with you in 2021.