School Show The Bystander Project | BREC

The Bystander Project

Run Time 90 minutes no interval
Price From $15 per student no bf
Presented By BREC

Recommended for children aged 13+ yrs
Post Show Q&A
Workshops Available [Incursion]

05 November 2021
12:45 pm

Real people, real stories from Bunbury Geographe.

Bystander is a community-based project that transforms the real-life experiences of people living in the Bunbury Geographe Region into a unique, live performance.

Through the magic of theatre, original live music, photography and headphone verbatim, using the exact words of each participant, the Bystander Project hopes to open people’s eyes and hearts to the experiences we share day to day. You may know some of these people well, others you may only have seen around our community and some you may know nothing about… yet! These stories will offer a first-hand, personal account into the diverse experiences of those living among us. Come and join us to celebrate our local community.

“The aim of this project is to bring understanding to those living around us. We believe that everyone’s story is interesting and valuable and that by sharing stories we are able to be in the world together with greater empathy. This work requires the creative team residing in a community for 2 weeks to collect interviews, take the photographs and get to know the unique qualities of a town before creating and delivering the work in situ.”  Whiskey & Boots

A fine example of ‘headphone verbatim theatre’ – a genre that was first seen in the 1990s – The Bystander Project captures every breath, word and emotion of the original speaker in a carefully crafted live performance. Allow time before or after the show to further explore the stories of the featured Bunbury-Geographe community members in a foyer installation of portraits and listening stations.

Bystander was developed in collaboration with Alexandra Nell.

 May contain mild course language and adult themes.

Cast & Team

Performed by Georgia King and Mark Storen
Music composed & performed by Holly Garvey, Tom Garvey and Mark Storen

Workshops [Incursion]

Date TBA
Time TBA
Duration TBA mins
Cost Free to schools selected through the EOI process. Limited number available.

Workshop content will be advised in early 2021. Register your interest now via the Booking Form.

Post Show Q & A

Stay on after the show to put your burning questions to the cast in a 15 minute Q & A session.

Bookings & Enquiries can be made to BREC’s Education Team online via email or by telephone 08 9792 3111.

I left “Cow Town” buzzing with gratitude and optimism. Somehow, The Bystander Project offered not just a reprieve from the gloom of 2020 but a kind of reset. The innovative and skilfully crafted show is a celebration of stories, art and shared humanity.”

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