What's On

We All Know What’s Happening

Samara Hersch
& Lara Thoms

Presented in Season 2 2017

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

6.15pm, Wed 19 Jul
6.15pm, Thu 20 Jul
6.15pm, Fri 21 Jul
5pm, Sat 22 Jul with Post-Show Q&A

75 mins
$35 / $30 / $25

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Children of all ages are welcome to attend this show, however it does contain some adult concepts

Wheelchair accessible
Auslan Interpreted – 5pm, Sat 22 Jul + Q&A

RSVP to post-show Q&A:
6.45pm, Sat 22 Jul

Show Program:
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Welcome to a tropical island full of palm trees, phosphate mines, coconut water and kids. Set against a backdrop of handmade costumes and colonialism, this is an absurd, true story about Leonardo da Vinci, the Pacific, seagull shit and state-sanctioned abuse.

This new work sees Samara Hersch (Sex and Death, META) and Lara Thoms (A Singular Phenomenon, Howl) collaborate with seven young people in Melbourne in response to Australia’s ongoing relationship with Nauru.

Part school musical, part history lesson and part political probe, We All Know What’s Happening sees people too young to vote confront power, complacency, children’s rights and the future.

Original Concept:
Samara Hersch
Co-created by:
Samara Hersch & Lara Thoms
Sound design and composition:
Marco Cher- Gibard
Grace Ferguson
Lighting Design:
Jen Hector
Romanie Harper with Lara Thoms
Project Co-ordinator & Youth Support:
Prue Clark

Stage Manager:
Olivia Bishop
Performed and created with:
Bridie Noonan, Eve Nixon, Allegra Di Lallo, Lazar Feldman, Finn Owen, Tove Due and Venu Elisaia
Q&A Moderator:
Evelyn Tadros
Q&A Panellists:
Julian Burnside and Jason Ross alongside Creators and Performers of the show

Supported by –
We All Know What’s Happening is supported by Arts House, Creative Victoria and Save the Children
Image –
Bryony Jackson