I've Been Meaning To Ask You
Why do you have to go to work? How come adults drink to have fun? Is 50 too old to learn to surf? What was life like before the Internet?
Step inside a theatre-turned-playground-turned-battleground transformed by Generation Up Next for a riotous theatrical experience full of questions asked by young people, and answered by adults. Watch as age collides with experience in a joyous and revealing one-hour tell-all, where adults take a backseat as a powerful group of 9 to 13-year-olds from your town drop some truths… and the mic.
Combining anonymous submissions with high-impact video design, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You pits Age against Experience in a conversation built around three key starting points: what you’ve been told, what you know to be true, and what you want to believe.
Built in collaboration with and performed by local young people, audiences both young and old will come together to tackle the big (and little) questions that life throws at us.
Studio Theatre, Darwin Entertainment Centre
Fri 6 August, 7pm
Sat 7 August, 2pm & 7pm
Sun 8 August, 7pm
Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for ages 9+. Contains smoke and haze effects and strobe lighting.
Originally commissioned by Brisbane Festival and produced in association with QUT Creative Industries at La Boite Theatre in 2018. I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You is supported by Arts Queensland, Russell Mills Foundation, the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, and the Australia Council for the Arts, the arts funding and advisory body of the Australian Government.
Meet the Cast
This exciting new show is ensemble driven with many of our Corrugated Iron participants involved!
Amity Rose Irving
Eve Akiko Collins
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