Very Happy Children With Bright and Wonderful Futures

Very Happy Children With Bright and Wonderful Futures - A young girl with long plaits is sitting cross legged on the ground. She is wearing a bright yellow rain coat with the hood up.

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1 Venue

RUMPUS

100 Sixth St, Bowden, SA, 5007

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Content warnings

M

Age Suitability:

M

Other Warnings:

Loud noises, Smoke Effects

Please note:

Trigger Warnings: Climate change and bushfires as subject matter

Very Happy Children With Bright and Wonderful Futures - A young girl with long plaits is sitting cross legged on the ground. She is wearing a bright yellow rain coat with the hood up.

About this event

On the steps of Swedish Parliament, a young girl sits and looks at the stars while the world watches. On the other side of the world, another girl, Izzy, is caught between a firestorm and a media storm that threaten everything she knows. Do these girls have bright and wonderful futures, or is the world a lost cause?

Set against the 2020 Australian fires, 'Very Happy Children' explores with humour & compassion climate change activism, young love, and uncertain futures through the lens of fire & water.

This project is a collaboration between the young people of Jopuka Productions (NSW) and South Australian Youth Arts (SA).

Written by Joshua Maxwell with SAYarts Mighty Stories Ensemble and The Jopuka Company. Directed by Tamara Lee Collins. Sponsored by Carclew and Gov SA.

Presented by:
SAYarts

SAYarts develops new works exclusively with young people - who are always at the heart of our process. Our work is youth-led, guided & facilitated with professional artists from the creative process to production. At each stage of the process the ensemble are co-creators, critics, & contributors. Through values of Artistic Integrity, Professionalism, Fun, Friendship, Excellence & Respect we enrich the lives of young people. SAYarts is helmed by CP Bec Pannell & supported by outstanding lead artists Tamara Lee Collins, Alan Grace, Clara Solly-Slade, Laurie Rea, Tim Mackie & Erin Perrey. Since its inception in 2014, SAYarts has presented over 16 pieces of work, including performances at Fringe, Dream BIG, and AGSA Neo.

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