In conjunction with Heartlands Refugee Art Prize, The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and Melbourne Playback Theatre Company presents a unique creative performance inspired by 2013 national Refugee Week theme Restoring Hope.
When refugees settle in Australia there is an emphasis on taking care of the essentials – food, housing, education and employment. Yet refugees also need resilience, courage and hope to face the challenges of settlement.
Melbourne Playback Theatre actors draw on these themes to create a unique performance from the stories of audience members. These actors and musicians bring the audience’s stories of hope and resilience in a way that is entertaining, surprising, and transformative.