The Age of (Distr)action
Posted on Oct 14, 2016
“We’re being made to feel guilty for something which is a normal part of our lives.”
Snap. Tap. Like. Refresh. Are we disengaged, a generation gripped by technology, sucked into screens? Or are we connected, with more power at our fingertips than ever before? We’re fully charged and ready for action. This newly devised show looks at the truth, the worries, the excitement of this age of technology, and most importantly - what happens next. Created by the company of 15-17 year olds alongside Kate Pasco and Nicola Sterry.
In August 2016 we took the show to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where we received some brilliant audience feedback and a 4 Star review!
"There's a streak of ingenuity and immersion in the experience of its creators [...] It makes solid, insightful points of how the redesigning of young minds by technology isn't necessarily detriment." The Scotsman
"An uplifting, light-hearted, and comical piece. [...] There is pleasure to be had in simply seeing so many young people enjoying themselves and in doing so bring joy to others." Broadway Baby
"I found it inspirational and think that every technophobe or parent should see it!" - Audience Member
From the initial concept to the what you see on stage, this show has been developed through workshops in the school holidays starting in February 2016 with the 13 strong company of 15-17 year olds. This is their idea, their stories, and their voices.
As with much theatre, this is just the first stage of the piece and the start of something that we hope to develop further in the future.