Black Sun / Blood Moon
A Critical Stages Touring Production
Written & Directed by Chris Bendall
A NOTE FROM BREC’S CREATIVE LEARNING COORDINATOR
Inspired by the Fridays for Future student-led protests, this uplifting new Australian play for teens brings two unlikely heroes together to find their voice and save the world. Dynamic writer/director Chris Bendall will speak and has created outstanding education resources for teachers.
FOR SCHOOL YEARS 6 – 12
An Education Kit will be provided including classroom ready Pre-Show and Post-Show activities.
Politics • Science • Climate resilience • Finding your voice
Personal and social capacity • Sustainability
WARNINGS: Use of haze
Black Sun / Blood Moon
Two intertwining stories – one magical, the other all too real – bring two unlikely heroes to the stage in a new work inspired by the Fridays for Future student-led protests of 2019 and set in Wagga Wagga.
Black Sun/Blood Moon follows Maddy, a ten year-old climate champion, and Katie, the underachieving assistant of a climate-denying politician, as they set out to save the planet. When Paul unwittingly inspires his 10-year old daughter Maddy to take part in a school climate strike, their lives are turned upside down irrevocably.
Maddy’s journey will put her at increasing risk as she takes her message to the powers that be, while Katie will find herself on the back of eagles and dolphins as she attempts to fulfil a fantastical quest from the future.
Written and Directed by Chris Bendall
Dramaturg Hilary Bell
Set & Costume Design Isla Shaw
Sound Design Kingsley Reeve
Video Design Susie Henderson
Design Assistant Claudia Spackman
Production Manager Tim Burns
Costume Supervisor Rebecca Jones
Puppetry by Erth Visual & Physical Inc
Performers: Garth Holcombe, Adelaide Kennedy, Tommy Misa, Francesca Savige
Black Sun / Blood Moon is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, it’s arts funding and advisory body, and the Russell Mills Foundation.
The world premiere production was made possible with the support of Wagga Civic Theatre.
ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS
To book your school group please book online or download the Creative Learning program and email it to the BREC Education Office.
BREC Education Office
T: 1300 661 272
* Please note that BREC’s Creative Learning Program is subject to change.
BREC Creative Learning Online Booking Form