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WAKE UP TOMORROW
Devised by the cast and crew, with help from Izzy McKinnon & Simon Haren
Directed by Sherilee Kahui
Created by Everybody Cool Lives Here
in collaboration with ACTIVE (part of IDEA Services)
Master of Theatre Arts (Directing) Production
Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University of Wellington

at Te Whaea - Basement, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington
From 26 Mar 2014 to 29 Mar 2014
[50mins]

Reviewed by Jarrod Baker, 31 Mar 2014
originally published in wordonthestreet

Before Wake Up Tomorrow begins, audience members are shepherded towards the theatre by attendants in hi-viz vests. We're greeted at the door – or rather the boarding gate – by flight attendants, who take our tickets and usher us inside. We're now passengers on Active Airlines. 

Wake Up Tomorrow was created and devised by young people involved with Active, a service for 17-25 year olds with intellectual disabilities, in collaboration with local theatre practitioners. Produced for the Master of Theatre Arts programme co-taught by Toi Whakaari and Victoria University, the play uses the setting of a long-haul flight as a jumping-off point to creatively explore numerous fantasy worlds. [More]
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