Sydney-based Kinetic Energy Theatre Company's April season opens on April 1 with two plays. It starts with a new show about asylum seekers, Refuge (April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17), and ends with an acclaimed play about urban homelessness, Home (April 22-24).
The progressive theatre company views its plays as a form of cultural activism. Announcing its new season, Kinetic Energy said: “We believe that the theatre can be a powerful place for meeting, reflection, dialogue and change. And a place for activists to recharge their batteries! Our plays paint the big picture through individual storylines, based on research, fieldwork and facts.
“By fuelling awareness about the plight and rights of refugees in Refuge, and about the alarming rise of homeless people in our first world society in Home, we aim to inject a strong impulse for action and system change…
“Using the power of theatre as an engaging tool for raising awareness and inspiring action, we hope to keep the momentum going for both issues.
“Both plays will be performed for the general public across April at our little theatre in Enmore, and after that they will be presented at high schools in the Sydney region within the social justice and human rights curriculum.
“They will also go on tour to Melbourne and Brisbane.”
[Tickets: $25 Full, $20 Concession. Visit kineticenergytheatre.org for more information.]