COMPELLING, SURREAL AND FUNNY
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
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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