a version 1.0 and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) production
On 29 July 2009, a 14-year-old girl was given an on-air lie detector test on a live Sydney radio program. Clearly agitated, the girl announced that she had been raped when she was 12. This infamous incident has been used to examine changes in the way young people engage with sex and sexuality. The rapid advances in communications technology, the proliferation of pornography and the depiction of sexuality as power are changing young people's attitudes to sex. How do young people negotiate these conflicting messages?
In a social media-saturated performance space, The Tender Age examines the contradictions in the way society educates young people about sexuality, and the ways in which young people themselves negotiate relationships framed by social technologies. Devised and performed by a mixed ensemble of artists from version 1.0 and the Australian Theatre for Young People, The Tender Age is eye-opening, gut-wrenching, and utterly compelling theatre.
August 22 - September 1, 2012
Bay 20, Carriageworks
Co-directors: Fraser Corfield and David Williams
Devised and performed by: Margeurite Assat, Valerie Berry, Deng Akot Deng, Shaun Foley, Jane Phegan, Molly Haddon, Saskia Roberts, and Angela Tran
Video Artist: Sean Bacon
Sound Artist: Gail Priest
Lighting Designer: Christopher Page
Production Managers: Emma Bedford & Liam Kennedy
Additional artists (2011/2012 Creative Development): Michael Brindley, Sean Marshall, Arky Michael, Mana Ryuba, Abbie Trott, Ebony Vagulans and Kym Vercoe
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