Fri, 23 June|
Barriers by Seb Saint
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Time & Location
23 June 2023, 7:00 pm – 25 June 2023, 7:00 pm
Studio1, 190 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly QLD 4105, Australia
About the Event
‘Barriers’ written by Seb Saint and directed by Jason Damot is a responsive dystopian imagining of humanity’s future. The year is 2100. Technology is king, face-to-face communication is as obsolete as a VHS and we’re on to the 40th Marvel cinematic universe. Insanity. Until a researcher decides to chuck eight kids into an underground bunker, without their precious devices, to give them a taste of what real school was like. No phones, no dopamine hits, no soothing blue light. Chaos is bound to ensue.
Created by a team of teenage artists at theatrePUNK co. through our babyPUNK artist development program, ‘Barriers’ is a radical provocation to empathy, and a warning of what youth could look like if we don’t keep tech in check. Featuring a cast of social media royalty, queer cyberkids, right-wing edgelords and one totally clueless non-user, secrets and past mistakes threaten to rear their heads when all barriers are down. What will be unearthed? Will we ever be-real again?
Welcome to the future, kids.