By Suzie Miller
Presented in association with Perth International Arts Festival
1507 is the medium number of 'things' owned by a teenager.
In 2012 BGTC interviewed over 500 young people and reflected their thoughts, feelings, hopes and anxieties in Driving Into Walls, a highly physical and ultimately moving theatrical production that has since toured Australia to critical acclaim. Shift to 2014 and the same creative team travel across our nation to deepen their investigation of teenage life.
ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN is the average number of breaths they take each hour, the average number of things they own and it is the number of emotional moments a young person has in a singular day.
ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN explores how young people's identity and sense of belonging intermingles with their possessions, opening wide the door to their inner sanctum. In this visually striking work, Australian teenagers allow the audience a thought provoking view of everything they have and everything they hope for.
This production examines exclusion, racism, consumerism, bullying, absent parents and contains drug references, sexuality, coarse language and most shockinly - kissing.
Writer Suzie Miller
Director/Designer John Sheedy
Choreographer Danielle Micich
Costume Designer Alicia Clements
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve
Directing Secondment Eva Mullaley (as part of the Yirra Yaakin Next Step Program)
Cultural Consultant Kyle J Morrison
Production Manager Genevieve Jones
Stage Manager Natalie Moir
Set Construction Dunk & Wagnall
"Barking Gecko Theatre Company is proud to support Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company's Next Step Program with the provision of a secondment for Eva Mullaley as an attachment to the production of onefivezeroseven and acknowledges the pro-bono feedback provided by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Kyle J Morrison on Aboriginal cultural matters raised within the production.
The development of ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN was supported by Perth International Arts Festival's Vital Stages program, through funding from Lotterywest.
State Theatre Centre of WA
22 February - 01 March
1pm & 7pm
Duration 50 minutes
Suitable for 13+
This show is available as school excursion
Tuesday 25 Feb at 1.00pm
Wednesday 26 Feb at 1.00pm & 7.00pm
Thursday 27 Feb at 1.00pm