Dead Men’s Wars explores the place of young people within the ANZAC legacy in both Australia and New Zealand, and the evolution of our relationship over the past century.
A vital, new theatre work developed by Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre NZ, Dead Men’s Wars is a fast-moving, contemporary perspective of the ANZAC traditions. For this generation – boldly challenging ANZAC mythology and interrogating gender inequities.
This brand new work by 2014 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award winner, Ralph McCubbin Howell (NZ) will reinvigorate audiences to redefine the relevance of the ANZAC spirit for the next century, as we re-connect the NZ voice to Australia’s ANZAC narrative.
Dead Men’s Wars will premiere in Canberra and tour to Wellington, NZ.
Supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Dead Men’s Wars was originally commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre with the support of Australia Council, artsACT, the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, and Long Cloud Youth Theatre Wellington (NZ), with the support of BATS Theatre through STAB 2015 and WW100 funded by Creative New Zealand.
Cast & Crew
Layla Rai Cambourne
Anneka van der Velde
Ralph McCubbin Howell
Lily della Porta
The Street Production and Technical Manager
Set and Costume Design