Kane O’Rielley has been attending TYC for the past eight years and has become one of their Associate Producers in their Teacher Training Program. In 2015 Kane was assistant director and performed in 'High School Musical' at Trinity Anglican School, Cairns where he is also currently the Arts Captain. At the beginning of the year Kane performed in TYC's Mainstage Production of 'Wishfly' which also toured into local schools in Cairns. Kane was also a NIDA Open graduate in 2015 and 2017 where he completed his ‘Acting 101’, tutored by Jo Turner, and 'The Young Actors Residency' course lead by Garth Holcombe and Pip Edwards. Kane has performed and assisted in over 50 productions including TYC Mainstage productions of ‘Animal Farm’ By George Orwell and adapted by Shake and Stir, ‘Between Us’ by ATYP Young Voices Project (Cairns Festival 2016) and ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding (Cairns Festival 2017).
Silence follows a group of young people through the isolation that is experienced from use of social media. In this dystopian world, contact is not made directly to one another and all sensory experiences are controlled. When one person finds themselves free from these constraints, they experience a visceral world full of mystery and unidentifiable silence.
Paperbark is the spine tingling story of a lonely man in a dying world. He finds he can only fill his time and happiness through the various stories he writes. The last pieces of paper he needs to complete his story are also those from the last tree on earth, which makes his decision to finish the story one of the last ones that he ever makes.