Pioneer Play Festival

    November 23, 2018, 0:00 – November 24, 2018, 23:59 all-day
    Pioneer Theatre
    Castle Hill NSW 2154
    Company of Rogues

    A celebration of pioneering Australian theatre and performance takes centre stage in the heart of The Hills with the inaugural Pioneer Play Festival.
    The Pioneer Play Festival brings Sydney’s theatre lovers for two days of new and pioneering Australian plays, workshops, panels and kid’s activities celebrating the inaugural theme ‘Australian Voices’.

    Curated by Artistic Director Goldele Rayment and presented by theatre makers Company of Rogues, the festival will feature:

    – the Sydney premiere of Felix Nobis’ play ‘Boy Out of the Country’ – a searingly funny contemporary bush ballad about family, urban development and the progress of life told in Australian vernacular verse.
    – 50th Anniversary performance of Alex Buzo’s powerful exploration of race, culture and identity – ‘Norm and Ahmed’.
    – Kid’s Creative Play – designed for young creatives aged 4 to 12, the Pioneer Theatre’s Rebellion Room will become a playground of kids’ performance and fun activations lead by professional performers, only $5!

    The Pioneer Play Festival will also include a new national playwriting competition, the Pioneer Play Awards. The awards aim to encourage the development of new Australian theatre by rewarding an outstanding novice, emerging or established artist, in two categories – Youth (aged 0 to 17 years) and Adult (aged 18+). The awards will be presented by Mayor of The Hills, Dr Michelle Byrne, at a gala event that will include staged readings of the winning entries and a glamorous Mayoral reception on Friday, November 23rd.

    Festival events are ticketed separately OR purchase a Pioneer Pass to access all of the events in the program and get a discount as well! Pioneer Passes start at just $52.75.