YOU, ME & EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN
‘You, Me and Everything In-Between’ is an original performance video installation that juxtaposes award winning monologues - written and adapted for IYT by Jane Bodie - of teenage identity, wanting and loss with the pagan realm of transformation and redemption from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
This project was conceived during the 2020 Covid lockdown when the Inner West Youth Theatre’s senior drama company cancelled performances of the Royal Shakespeare Company version of ‘Wendy & Peter Pan’ for the Sydney Fringe Festival. The company had recently won ‘Excellence in Direction’ for their first short film in the Bell Shakespeare national film competition and the age old association between the Neverland of Peter Pan and the fairy realm of Midsummer Night’s Dream was drawn against the inner city gothic backdrop of Annandale terraced streets, Marrickville bars and the Camperdown Cemetery.
Reimagined as an edgy, urban fairy tale, this performance installation is part confession, part accusation. It’s a youthful explosion of ideas, merging live theatre, surrealist poetry, film and rock n roll and invites the intimacy of the viewer by breaking the fourth wall with direct address revelations and confrontations. The viewer is cast as a perpetrator one minute and best friend the next, experiencing what they do, having to navigate a world where everything is publicly seen and felt and responded to. With a cool soundtrack of original songs and sound design, this is our youth and they’ll decide who they are, moment to moment.
Premiering as part of the Inner West Council Gulgadya Festival
Art Est Art School - 4/67-69 Lords Road, Leichhardt - 6pm Saturday 22 May.
Produced with the assistance of the Inner West Council.
Thanks to Vikki Woods at IWC, Jess & Jen at Art Est.
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2021 Term Classes
Term 2 commences Tuesday 20 April
Years 5 to 6
4pm - 5pm - Improv & Skills
5pm - 6pm - Production Rehearsals
Temple on the Park, Newtown
4pm - 5:30pm
Glebe Music Project, Glebe
Years 7 to 11
4pm - 6:30pm
Years 4 to 6
3:45pm - 5:45pm
St. Davids, Haberfield
Years 7 to 11
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Erskineville Church, Erskineville
NB: future company members must apply to enrol in the Tuesday & Thursday secondary drama classes
be who you want to be
Innerwest Youth Theatre is an award winning youth theatre company based in Sydney's inner west.
IYT have produced work for the Sydney Fringe Festival, Short & Sweet Festival, Wakakirri Story Dance Festival, Theatresports Regional Championships, the Inner West Fest and Bell Shakespeare National Film Festival, winning 'Excellence in Direction' in 2020.
We nurture creative talent with a comprehensive term program offering drama classes, production rehearsals, musical theatre, sketch comedy improv, filmmaking and music lessons.
We specialise in performance based learning in a focused and inclusive environment that values individuality, ideas and collaboration.
We bring Sydney’s finest performing arts tutors from NIDA, AFTRS, WAAPA, VCA, ATYP and Impro Australia to teach term classes, holiday programs and produce major theatrical productions at our professional theatres and drama studios.
If you have a young actor, singer, dancer or musician, there is no better place to develop their confidence, communication and leadership skills.