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Searching For Lear

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Published on Aug 26, 2010

Searching For Lear was an extraordinary project of the Debney Park Secondary College after school program. They play combined Shakespeare's King Lear with a youth-devised street story with a running commentary by characters based on Estragon and Vladimir from Beckett's Waiting For Godot. This heady mix created a complex and demanding work that was realised using designer Glenn Romanis' extraordinary Rubik's Cube-style set. The play was performed in Flemington to a huge and enthusiastic audience from the flats. Their pride at what the young people of their community could achieve was manifest. This project lived on in a paper presentation and workshop at the Drama Australia Conference and the script that was taken up and performed by a similar culturally diverse group based in Newcastle UK.

Credits
Written and Directed by Dave Kelman and Cuong Nguyen
Design: Glenn Romanis
Filmmaker: Hoang Tran Nguyen

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