Romeo and Juliet
Tropical Arts will engage 7 local professional theatre makers as the creative team to bring together the production of “Romeo and Juliet” at Tanks Arts Centre in October 2011. Some of these Theatre Makers will contribute their acting skills as well and perform alongside their community peers. The Community Actors are variuosly students (primary, high & university), workers, parents, Indigenous, non-Indigenous, Immigrants, seniors and the special feature of this year’s production will be the ARC Theatre Ensemble who will be developing material and skills through specific workshops to support differently-abled actors joining the cast.
We will be exploring the Science Fiction theme to find the essence of the play – a central, but forgotten conflict – young people seem to like it! Ideas from the community will make the show relevanant to and a reflection of our tropical location, lifestyle and people.