HOME - Tantrum Youth Arts / by Kian West

What happens if the place you call home vanishes beneath your feet? 
The world you once knew, now gone. ‘Home’ is unfamiliar, strange.


Tantrum Youth Arts brings HOME, a new work by Janie Gibson and the Tantrum Trajectory Ensemble, to the Civic Playhouse from October 11th to 14th. 

HOME weaves a sea of stories from original poetry, found texts, songs, myths and music in a personal exploration of what it means to feel at home – in the world, in your country, in your suburb, in yourself. 

Director Janie Gibson has been invited home to Newcastle to take the reins on this emotive production for Tantrum, bringing a wealth of professional experience developing and performing work with international theatre.

‘It’s a delight to be bringing Janie home to Newcastle to work alongside our ensemble in the development of this new work,’ said Tantrum Youth Arts’ Artistic Director, Lucy Shepherd. ‘HOME truly captures the vibrancy of young peoples’ lived experiences and their dual yearnings for comfort and change in an uncertain future.’

‘As an artist who grew up in Newcastle this project is deeply significant for me, both professionally and personally,’ said Janie. ‘As a young artist I swiftly left Newcastle at the age of 18 to seek better opportunities in the big smoke of Sydney. Tantrum are offering emerging artists in Newcastle opportunities that simply weren’t available to me when I lived there.’


When: October 11–14, 2017 at 8:00pm

Venue: Civic Playhouse, Newcastle

Tickets: $35 General Admission, $20 Concession/Student/Under 30

Bookings: Via Tantrum Youth Arts website – www.tantrum.org.au