The Footscray Edge ensemble were also involved script writing and costume design. Their emerging artist Rex, was involved in sound composition and design. They also had other young emerging artists perform as supporting artists during the event and volunteers to help with the BBQ and ushering. Altogether they had 17 young people involved and an audience of 120+
Footscray Edge is an ongoing project that will resume early next year. They are hoping that through this performance they will have sparked the interest of more young people and will have a few more recruits next year.
Story: Gaya (Western Edge Youth Arts) / Photo: Pier Carthew
Audience feedback from the night –
“Everything about this show was mesmerising. The moment where Haemon discovered that Antigone buried the body was heartbreaking in the best way”
“I loved how the actors and actresses worked with the ancient storytelling and wisdom in Greek theatre and meshed it with the modern and true expression of their inner most being. I felt a rich truth conveyed and that each person offered a part of themselves as a gift of understanding and as human beings on the journey of life. Absolutely brilliant.”
“It was all so powerful. I really was amazed at the words, the acting and the story told was really current”