Photo: by Nicole Marie, 2008
2008: presented by Theatre in Bars at the Northcote Town Hall
Presentation – Northcote Town Hall
Directed by Brienna Macnish and Alia Vryens
Performed by Sara-Tabitha Catchpole, Nicholas Lynn, Mark Nunan, Chrissie Robinson, Alia Vryens and Laurie Clancy
Production design by Alisa Tanaka-King
Costume design by Heidi Treloar
Sound design by Marco Cher-Gibard
Lighting design by Nicola Andrews
Video design by Robert Jordan and Brienna Macnish
Full length, stage
It’s 2021. Two decades on from September 11, and after a global war, Australia is occupying Indonesia to keep the Muslim peril at bay. It’s all quiet on the Asian continent right now but you never ever know. So back home in middle-class suburbia, all good Aussie teenagers are studying for their Grad Exams, the marks of which will determine which area of specialised area of training they will be allowed to enter. And in which way they’ll be able to serve their fine nation.
Which sucks. It really does. Because all Torii, Amelia, Adam and Sam really wanna do is sneak each other’s brains out. But of course, in this new world order, sex before training, or ‘sneaking’, is illegal. And punishments are always dealt because someone has to know what is going on behind closed doors, in the dark hallways at the mall, in private beds.
Sneakers is a teen melodrama set in a future Australia.