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.
ABOUT THE WRITER
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.