Mohamed El Khatib and Jackson Castiglione
Presented by Arts House and RISING
Thursday 27 May – Saturday 5 June
Thu 27 – Sat 29 May, 6.30pm
Wed 2 – Sat 5 June, 6.30pm
$50 I $45
Full | Concession
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St
Children are often at the centre of families, but when it comes to divorce do we listen to what they have to say?
Based on the original production by French/Algerian theatre maker Mohamed El Khatib, The Dispute turns the tables on the common narrative of family separation. Six children take the stage to share their stories, questions and perspectives.
What words do they put to the event? How do they see it? What have they always wanted to ask? We often view divorce as an untenable dispute, but what happens when we allow children to tell us how they see it?
Each of the young performers has taken an active part in the creation of the work. Their observations reveal an intelligence and awareness that is moving, sweet, funny and insightful. The Dispute treads a delicate path between audacity and discretion, emotion and mischievousness.
About Jackson Castiglione
Supported by –
Commissioned by RISING.
Produced by Bureau of Works.
Image: Yohanne Lamoulère