For The Ones Who Walk Away at Siteworks
The newest production from St Martins Youth Arts Centre will invite audiences into Brunswick’s Siteworks to investigate whether the happiness of the majority at the expense of even one person is justified.
The cast of 50 children and teenagers, aged between nine and 18, will escort audiences through the venue and explore what happens to those left behind in humanity's pursuit of progress.
Performances will draw on the traditions of promenade theatre, where there is no formal stage, and performers share the space with the audience, accompanied by art installations.
For the Ones Who Walk Away was developed through intensive workshops in St Martins’ five locations around Melbourne, and sees the young cast working with spoken word, song, choreography and video to take the audience into unfamiliar territory.
The performance will be supported by text from Daniel Keene, Ursula K. Le Guin and the St Martins ensemble.
St Martins works with young people aged five to 18, developing their skills in workshops with professional artists and assisting them to bring original ideas to fruition. St Martins contributed the cast for a fresh take on the Greek tragedy The Bacchae, which was performed at the Melbourne Festival in 2015 and Dark Mofo 2016.