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This show is part of Collected Works 2020

Collected Works 2020
THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     Collected Works 2020 COLLECTED WORKS 2020    

 15–16 October 2020

RESCHEDULED

Due to recent announcements by the Australian Government, the decision has been made to reschedule Return to Escape from Woomera at Canberra Theatre Centre. The performance previously on Friday 3 April 7.30pm has now been moved to Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm and the performance previously on Saturday 4 April 7.30pm has now been moved to Friday 16 October, 7.30pm. If you cannot make this new date and would like to request a refund please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au to request a call back. Our team is working hard to respond as quickly as possible, we thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.

Make your own bid for freedom

E-sports, retro gaming and arts activism collide in Return to Escape from Woomera. Sixteen years ago a group of anonymous game developers created a low-budget computer game featuring an asylum seeker on a hero’s journey. What followed was a political uproar and media circus that changed the face of video games and art activism in Australia forever. Criticised by the then-immigration minister, the game circumvented the government’s new sedition laws to bring Australia the first substantial depiction of conditions in an Australian detention centre. New-media arts company Applespiel invite you to a special event that critics have described as engaging, cathartic and timely. Witness the original game played live (volunteer to play if you dare) with commentary from a panel of artists, activists, and former-detainees. How much has changed since 2003? Join us to find out as e-sports gets political.

Show details:

Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     Collected Works 2020
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

 

 

 15–16 October 2020

RESCHEDULED

Due to recent announcements by the Australian Government, the decision has been made to reschedule Return to Escape from Woomera at Canberra Theatre Centre. The performance previously on Friday 3 April 7.30pm has now been moved to Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm and the performance previously on Saturday 4 April 7.30pm has now been moved to Friday 16 October, 7.30pm.

If you cannot make this new date and would like to request a refund please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au to request a call back. Our team is working hard to respond as quickly as possible, we thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.

Make your own bid for freedom

E-sports, retro gaming and arts activism collide in Return to Escape from Woomera.

Sixteen years ago a group of anonymous game developers created a low-budget computer game featuring an asylum seeker on a hero’s journey. What followed was a political uproar and media circus that changed the face of video games and art activism in Australia forever. Criticised by the then-immigration minister, the game circumvented the government’s new sedition laws to bring Australia the first substantial depiction of conditions in an Australian detention centre.

New-media arts company Applespiel invite you to a special event that critics have described as engaging, cathartic and timely. Witness the original game played live (volunteer to play if you dare) with commentary from a panel of artists, activists, and former-detainees.

How much has changed since 2003? Join us to find out as e-sports gets political.

Dates

Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm

Friday 16 October, 7.30pm

Credits

Return to Escape from Woomera was commissioned by Performance Space, Sydney for Liveworks 2018.

CAST:
Applespiel (Nathan Harrison, Emma McManus, Rachel Roberts, Simon Vaughan)

DRAMATURG:
Paschal Daantos Berry

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:
Solomon Thomas

LIGHTING & SET DESIGNER:
Emma Lockhart-Wilson

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Applespiel

CATEGORY:
Special Event/Other

DURATION:
Approximately 150, no interval.
Patrons are able to leave their seats to visit the bar and restrooms at any time.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains both discussion and depiction of the real experiences of refugees in detention, which may be distressing. Audiences are able to leave and re-enter the space at any time.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
Parental discretion is advised.

VENUE:
The Link Bar
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