Racism and prejudice were issues that young people in the community requested Byron Youth Theatre (BYT) to tackle in their next production. In My Skin employs the use of image projection, dramatic stylised scenes, dance and music to take the audience into a world where no cultural practices exist.
What happens though when selected recruits revisit The Past? will they uphold the decisions the “government” has made to rid the world of racism and prejudice or will they discover what they have lost in the New World Order?
Funded by Country Art Support Program Regional Arts NSW and supported by Byron Council, BYT have conducted research, consulted organisations such as Multicultural Byron Bay, North Coast Settlement Service, Refugee Council of Australia and Reconciliation Australia, interviewed local indigenous and non indigenous community members, shared their personal stories and experiences through facilitated sessions to create a dynamic, powerful and thought provoking production which will tour schools in late November with two public performances:
Byron Theatre Nov 21 : Tickets via link or at door
Drill Hall Mullumbimby : Nov 24: Tickets at the door
Post expires at 5:58pm on Saturday November 24th, 2018