The Suitcase Series: ATOMIC

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The Suitcase Series: ATOMIC

Students on camp imagine the world they’d like to live in. A man invents a drug that will save millions of people, sowing the seeds of a population explosion. A flower sees plastic for the first time. A kaleidoscope of absurd and poignant vignettes, ATOMIC explores the power of humans to change the world – knowingly and unknowingly, for better or worse.

COST / $10 per participant

The Suitcase Series empowers young people to tackle the greatest challenge of their generation: climate change. Year 9 and 10 students devise their own works in response to a specially commissioned script. This innovative program is a chance for students to develop and expand their theatre-making skills and to share a performance day with their peers, before viewing Malthouse Theatre’s full production of the play.

ATOMIC by Amelia Evans is the fifth play commissioned for this award-winning program in 2018.


Amelia Evans is a NIDA-trained playwright and dramaturg making work for adults and young audiences. Recent plays include TRAPS: A Romantic Comedy for the Modern Sociopath (One Word), Lyrebird (TRS), and The Saturated World (Melbourne Fringe). Amelia co-wrote THE MYTH PROJECT: TWIN (Arthur/MTC NEON), Waltzing Wooloomooloo: The Tale of Frankie Jones (Arthur), and the award-winning play for young people CUT SNAKE (Arthur, Theatreworks/TRS/Brisbane Festival/Critical Stages). As dramaturg she has worked on; Voices of Joan of Arc (Next Wave), The Sea Project (Arthur, Griffin Theatre), Wrecking (TRS), Dirtyland (Arthur, The Spare Room) and Private View (NIDA, Theatreworks). Upcoming projects include Mad as a Cute Snake, the sequel to CUT SNAKE, for 5-9 year olds.

November 13 2018


Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $10
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Courthouse Youth Arts

60 Little Malop Street
Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia

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03 5224 2815

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  • 9:00am Arrive
  • 9:30 - 12:00pm Student devised works and feedback
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Malthouse Performance
  • 2:00pm Q & A


Courthouse Youth Arts
Phone: 03 5224 2815
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Malthouse Theatre
Phone: (03) 9685 5111
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