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Right Here - Stories from the Heart

Sun Mar 5

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Sun Mar 5

RIGHT HERE – STORIES FROM THE HEART is a creative development program for Trans, Gender Queer, Non Binary, Queer & Agender teenagers aged 15-18.

RIGHT HERE will equip Queer and Trans Youth with meaningful skills, connections, and experience valuable not only for their own careers but for their livelihood. To tell their stories, to be heard. We are looking for young people who have something they NEED to tell the world. We will provide them with the resources, support, and platform but it’s their space and moment to be heard.

Applications open in early November and anyone, no matter what your experience is, is welcome to apply. Applicants will be asked to supply an idea, story or concept that will later be devised into a five-minute performance. During the application stage, the idea doesn’t need to be fully formed – this is what the development program is for!

Eight participants will be selected to participate in two weekend in-person workshops over the course of two months. The workshops will be held at ATYP in Sydney and led by various established queer practitioners and artists. These workshops will be reflexive and dependent on what the participants need for their pieces. Over the workshop duration, there will be various online mentoring sessions to check on the progress of the pieces.

On the last weekend of Sydney World Pride participants will perform their stories in front of a live audience.

RIGHT HERE – STORIES FROM THE HEART is brought to you by the Australian Theatre for Young People, a company that has been empowering young people and centering their stories for nearly 60 years and produced by Claudia Bailey, a nonbinary filmmaker and the 2023 Wear it Purple Arts and Culture Fellowship Recipient. 

Zoe Terakes
Tommy Misa
Laneikka Denne


Applications for program open Monday 7th November 2022
Applications for program close Friday 25th November 2022

Final performance outcome – Sunday, 5th March, two performances at 3pm and 8pm

Tickets from: $10
Pier 2/3, Suite 2/13A Hickson Rd Dawes Point, NSW 2000 Australia

ATYP has seating for up to 4 wheelchair or walker users in the Rebel Theatre, with level access entry. There are accessible bathrooms located on the ground, first and second floors of the venue, accommodating all the spaces that will be in use by this program. Both the Rebel Theatre and rehearsal spaces have lift access. There is clear signage to assist visitors in navigating the venue. The venue is also equipped with assisted listening devices that may be used in any of the rehearsal or performance spaces.

The Rebel Theatre has toilets, and a bar with hot and cold beverages available.

Recommended for age 15 years and up.


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Claudia Bailey & The Australian Theatre for Young People
02 9270 2400
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