I'VE BEEN MEANING
TO ASK YOU
This is a theatrical time capsule, a snapshot of young people testing who they are and figuring it all out; one truth, one myth, one omission at a time.
Brisbane Festival, QUT and La Boite Theatre Company present
I'VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU
by The Good Room
Brisbane Festival 2018
"The most wonderful and life-affirming theatre – The Good Room are exceptional" - BENJAMIN LAW
Why do you have to go to work? How come adults drink to have fun? Is 50 too old to learn to surf? What was life like before the Internet?
This is a work full of questions. Asked by young people. Answered by adults. Transformed inside a theatre-turned-playground-turned-battleground delivered by Generation Up Next. Watch as age collides with experience in a revealing one-hour tell-all, where adults take a backseat as a powerful panel of 9 to 13-year-olds drop some truths… and the mic.
This world premiere from the inspiring collective, The Good Room, is intended for adults.
Production photos by Stephen Henry
Key Creative- Amy Ingram
Key Creative - Nathan Sibthorpe
Producer - Tara Hobbs
Young People Producer -Annette Box
Production Designer - Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Designer - Jason Glenwright
Composer/Sound Designer - Dane Jer Alexander
Video Designer - Craig Wilkinson
Costume Designer - Madeline Taylor
Bust-Out Choreographer - Nerida Matthaei
Choreographic Assistant - Bek Groves
Dramaturg - Saffron Benner
Emily Bartlett, Ishan Bose, Stella Charrington, Cielle Falco, Enid Foulger, Alexander Graves, Celia Hill, Lucinda Isbel, Aidan Lee, Ruby MacDonald, Phoenix Macrokanis, Declan Mount, Mandie Mpofu, Harrison Newman, Keira Peirce, Michael Power, Jack Sinclair, Marton Temesvari, Angus Tweed
“And still the surprises keep coming, starting with shift in tone courtesy of some lyrical choreography, Jason Glenwright’s intricate lighting and unexpectantly at-once striking and moving video design from optikal bloc’s Craig Wilkinson, which adds an entirely new dimension to the already extraordinary work”
BLUE CURTAIN BRISBANE
“a striking moment of storytelling when the text and the visual design truly served as one”