I've Been Meaning to Ask You

The Good Room’s latest show is coming to Darwin in 2021 ... and this time we’re throwing open the doors and inviting some epic young collaborators to join in!

I've Been Meaning to Ask You is a work full of curly questions and complex answers, designed and delivered in collaboration with Generation Up Next.

We’re on the lookout for a powerful group of 9 to 13 year olds - so if there is a young person in your life who is brave, opinionated, fierce and adventurous, and who wants to work along-side an award winning theatre team from The Good Room then send them here to register. 

About the Show

Watch as age collides with experience as audiences young and old come together in a revealing one-hour-tell-all. Adults take a back seat as a powerful group of 9-13 year olds direct from Darwin (or family!) tackle the answers they receive to the questions they’ve always wanted to know:

Why do you have to go to work?

How come adults drink to have fun?

What was life like before the Internet?


Over two months, our group of 9-13 year olds will collaborate with The Good Room to design and deliver the Darwin performance, presented in partnership with Critical Stages Touring. 

To get a feel for the performance, take a look at this short clip:

What's Involved?


I've Been Meaning to Ask You is ensemble driven which means that all Young People involved will be required at all times throughout the show and must be available to commit to all scheduled rehearsals. 


Casting Workshops
Saturday 12 June
Sunday 13 June
Venue: Corrugated Iron - 18 Bauhinia St Nightcliff


Approximately 18 young people will be selected to be part in the rehearsals and performances.

Lead in Rehearsals
Tuesday 13 July
Wednesday 14 July
Venue: Corrugated Iron - 18 Bauhinia St Nightcliff


The final group of young people will attend a two-day session focused on devising questions. Parents and guardians will also be fully briefed during this time.

Rehearsals & Production 
Wednesday 28 July – Thursday 5 August
Venue: Corrugated Iron - 18 Bauhinia St Nightcliff & Darwin Entertainment Centre 


Friday 6 August

Saturday 7 August

Sunday 8 August
Venue: Darwin Entertainment Centre






About The Good Room


The Good Room is a Queensland-based performance collective who use the anonymous experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works.


They ask you – and people just like you – to anonymously share with them fragments and memories, confessions and admissions from your lives, as part of a process that blurs the line between ‘audience’ and ‘maker’ to play with the idea of theatrical collective authorship.


Theirs is an investigation of empathy, connectedness, stakes and sacrifice. This expresses itself in an aesthetic world that is both dark and light matter; a dichotomy of spectacle and depth. Mirrorballs, rose petals, confetti and party dresses stud their theatrical universe but totems of party, play and celebration are often subverted; this is richly affirmative, highly contemporary, and widely accessible theatre – underpinned by rigour, ethics, and deep consideration.


For more information head to: www.thegoodroom.com.au



Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm

Nightcliff Community Centre

18 Bauhinia Street, Nightcliff

PO Box 728, Nightcliff NT 0814


PH (08) 8948 3200

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