The brain between 18 and 25 years: recent psychological research has concluded that adolescence in the human brain continues until the age of 25 years, not 18 as previously thought. In this phase, the brain is making final cuts, pruning away unused connections, often relating to childhood experiences.
Fading looks at all that is expected of you when you turn 18 – career chosen, mature decision making, clear future goals, established identity, stable relationships, unchanging sexuality, autonomy. It explores the effect of these expectations upon the individual, the pressure that comes with becoming an adult and the grief of the childhood left behind.
Fading is post dramatic in its form, utilising dialogue alongside unnatural physicality to emphasise the challenges experienced as the individual navigates the shift from being a child to becoming an adult. The work itself asks the question “when do you become an adult?” and “how do you become an adult?”.
Melbourne based playwright Laura Lethlean has scripted the work in collaboration with the cast through a series of creative developments.
DATES AND TIMES
Wednesday 12 September | 7:30 pm
Thursday 13 September | 7:30 pm
Friday 14 September | 7:30 pm
Saturday 15 September | 7:30 pm
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The Courtyard Studio | Canberra Theatre Centre
For the safety of the Ensemble no entry is permitted once the performance has begun. There will be no interval.
Recommended for ages 13+. This show contains coarse language, mature themes, loud noises and strobe lighting.
Cast & Crew
Emerging Lighting Designer
Technical Theatre Team