They asked. You answered. The next generation is about to drop some truths… and the mic. A group of Central Coast kids are set to take centre stage at The Art House Wyong in a hilarious, heart–felt and high–energy show where generations collide.
I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You is a unique collaboration between The Art House and Jopuka Productions to give young actors on the Central Coast a chance to be part of a professional project of large scale.
Coined a ‘crowd–sourced performance work’, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You engages the experiences of young people in each location that it tours as an integral part of the artistic process. The cast will work with show creators The Good Room to develop their skills and confidence through workshops and rehearsals all the way to performance.
Audiences young and old will love the fun and revealing one–hour tell–all Q&A style show where the kids deliver the answers that adults gave to all their burning questions!
- Why do you have to go to work?
- How come adults drink to have fun?
- What was life like before the Internet?
- Is 50 too old to learn to surf?
Winner of Best Production for Young People at the 2021 Sydney Theatre Awards, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You is both a wonderful way to support young budding actors, and reflect on the exchange of knowledge between young and old. The show combines music, dance, and Q&A with high impact video design built around three key conversation points – what you’ve been told, what you know to be true, and what you want to believe. Audiences are often wowed at the unexpected wisdom also shared from the kids themselves, and will no doubt nostalgically reminisce at favourite songs, pop–culture references, and moments in history that play out on stage.
The Art House and Jopuka are thrilled to bring the opportunity to the Central Coast, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You is such a vibrant celebration of youth agency and expression. We know the Central Coast will love this work and are thrilled to be partnering with The Art House to give so many young performers from across the region a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our biggest hope is that those who need to hear what these young people have to say – are listening” says Joshua Maxwell, Artistic Director of Jopuka Productions.
Take a trip down memory lane and let the kids do the talking at I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You, at The Art House Wyong for three performances this July.
The Art House with Jopuka Productions presents – A Critical Stages Touring production:
I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You
Created by the Good Room
Sat 16 July – 2PM + 7:30PM
Sun 17 July – 2PM
Tickets: Adult $35
Child Under 12 $25
thearthousewyong.com.au phone 02 4335 1485