A SUBURBAN TALE OF SURVIVAL AND SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE ODDS
From the writer of Children of the Black Skirt comes a contemporary tale inspired by Hansel and Gretel.
Each night, two hoods ride a train to a wrecking yard on the outskirts of the city. Here, in this cemetery of stories, they are storytellers with the power to fast forward, pause and rewind time. Tonight, they tell the story of three kids left in a car.
Siblings Kyle, Jessie and baby brother Troy are left waiting for their mum. As night approaches, the car park takes on a dark and sinister aspect filled with strange and familiar characters.
Exploring issues of poverty and family violence, Hoods is a suburban tale of survival and solidarity against the odds. Hoods is listed in the 2019 senior drama syllabus as a suggested text.
*Hoods is touring in tandem with My Story, Your Story
Duration: 60 mins + 10 minute Q&A
Students per session: Maximum 250
Performance Space: 4m x 4m, access to a power outlet required
LAs: The Arts (Drama), English
General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capabilities
Conventions and Styles: Epic Theatre, Alienation, Multiple Role, Multiple Narrative, Political Theatre for Young People, Gothic Theatre
Themes and Concepts: Poverty, Family, Family Violence
- $8 per student +GST
- A minimum charge of $800 +GST per performance (equivalent to 100 students)
All of our performances are the same price for all regions. We are a not-for-profit organisation passionate about providing quality Arts experiences to all Queensland students, so if your school has less than 100 students, please consider combining with another school or contact the Youth Touring team to discuss your options.
Grade 8 – 12