'Welcome to a tropical island full of palm trees, phosphate mines, coconut water and kids. Set against a backdrop of handmade costumes and colonialism, this is an absurd, true story about Leonardo da Vinci, the Pacific, seagull shit and state-sanctioned abuse.
'This new work sees Samara Hersch (Sex and Death, META) and Lara Thoms (A Singular Phenomenon, Howl) collaborate with seven young people in Melbourne in response to Australia’s ongoing relationship with Nauru.
'Part school musical, part history lesson and part political probe, We All Know What’s Happening sees people too young to vote confront power, complacency, children’s rights and the future.'
Source: Arts House.
Premiered at North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne, presented by Arts House, 19-22 July 2017.
Original Concept: Samara Hersch.
Co-created by Samara Hersch & Lara Thoms.
Sound design and composition: Marco Cher- Gibard.
Pianist/Collaborator: Grace Ferguson.
Lighting Design: Jen Hector.
Design: Romanie Harper with Lara Thoms.
Project Co-ordinator & Youth Support: Prue Clark.
Stage Manager: Olivia Bishop.
Performed and created with Bridie Noonan, Eve Nixon, Allegra Di Lallo, Lazar Feldman, Finn Owen, Tove Due, and Venu Elisaia.