Global Sanctuary presents “Generations” a Forum Theatre piece
BEMAC and Global Sanctuary invites you to come be part of the conversation around inter-generational conflict and challenges experienced within local immigrant African communities through “Generations”.
“Generations” is a Forum Theatre play written and devised by the creative team and cast of the Linking Generations project. Traversing themes of language, inter-generational conflict, career pathways, acculturation stress, cultural traditions and adaptation, mental health, domestic violence, belonging, identity and sexual health, it explores the various lived realities of youth and adults within the African community and the challenges they face when attempting to relate to one another.
We invite you to come and join the conversations, participate in an interactive performance and help find better solutions for inter-generational dialogue at one of 2 public performances taking place at Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC) on Saturday, November 3. This important work aims to help migrant and refugee communities in South-East Queensland, define cultural principals, increase awareness and harmonise the differences between the emerging culture of the youth and the traditional cultural values of the elderly.
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 9pm
Written and directed by emerging Applied Theatre Facilitator in Brisbane, Grace Edward, the Generations Project commenced on January 21 with the first of 6 community consultation workshops.
Grace Edward is a former South Sudanese refugee, who arrived in Australia at the age of 8 after spending 4 years in the Kakuma Refugee Camp.
Inspired to ‘Show up, Speak up, and Stand up’ for issues she is passionate about, “Generations” was conceptualised from her own struggle with issues of belonging and identity, as a third culture child.
“Generations” has been supported with assisted funding from Brisbane City Council, BEMAC, Access Community Services and practice-based mentoring and dramaturgical support from Deanna Borland-Sentinella and Backbone Youth Arts Open Source Go residency program.
Forum Theatre is a technique that marries powerful story telling with an in-depth facilitated discussion that gives communities the opportunity to identify solutions on their own for issues that are unique to them.
Forum Theatre is a format created by the revolutionary Brazilian, theatre and cultural activist, Augusto Boal. The forum theatre format usually begins with a play that depicts a problem or symptom of oppression, in an unsolved form, ending unfavourably for the main character (s) and victim (s) of the oppression.
The play begins a second time, only this time the audience can intervene and bring the play to a better ending with the assistance of a facilitator (s) or ‘joker’, who teaches the audience the rules of intervening in the performance.
With Forum Theatre audiences can tailor the project to suit the community and specific issues they are experiencing.
Cast & Characters
John Ladu – Stanley Luate-Wani
James Ladu – Butrus Haider
Flora Ladu – Mariama Andrews
Joseph Kon – Jal Gogouk
Susan Kon – Hawa Sheriff
Samuel Kon – Kenyi Luate-Wani
Sara Kon – Mariam sheriff
Neil – Ritwik Agr
Lucy – Linda Kakia
Entry is FREE, register through Eventbrite to secure your seat.