Fuelled with intensity, The Apology fuses physical theatre techniques, multiple role-sharing and live music into a visceral and dynamic piece of theatre.
PRESENTED BY SHOCK THERAPY PRODUCTIONS
Inspired by a true story of a high school student who “took revenge” on a classmate who was bullying him after his father advised him to “fight back”, The Apology is a searingly honest look at the repercussions of taking revenge and the long term effects that bullying can have.
Ray Bones is being hassled by ‘the Eneme’. When a year-nine excursion to the Boggo Road Goal goes awry, Ray’s dad encourages him to pick his moment and fight back. The Apology ricochets through a five year period where the bruises of bullying refuse to heal.
Told from an unbiased perspective, this powerful production forces students to decide if the punishment fits the crime. The Apology is performed by two actors (Sam Foster and Hayden Jones), who play 18 different characters in total, without ever leaving the stage or changing costume.
Wednesday 26 July, 2017
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Plus 15 min Q&A after show
Venue: TYC Theatre Studio
Cost: Tickets $15 / TYC Students $12
Recommended Ages: For 12yrs+
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Performed by: Sam Foster and Hayden Jones
Directed and Written by: Stefo Nantsou
Published by: Playlab (2009)
The Apology was published by Playlab in 2009 and is on Education Queensland’s Recommended Reading List.
“The Apology was an amazing show and the students have had nothing but great things to
say about the performance. So thankful we got to view it. The boys are fantastic, wonderful
actors which is great for our drama students to see” - Cannon Hill Anglican College
“Wonderful Performance! Student Comments: never a dull moment, strong clear message,
related to it, made you think. Great acting, students loved it & were captivated the whole
Wallumbilla State School
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Co-Founder Shock Therapy Productions/ Performer - Sam Foster
Sam is an Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Stunt Performer, Stunt Rigger, Physical Theatre Performer, Movement Director and workshop facilitator. Sam is the co-owner and co-founder of Shock Therapy Productions and the General Manager of Zeal Theatre Queensland. Sam works in theatre, film and large scale events and has worked for a number of companies and festivals including; Zeal Theatre, Queensland Theatre, Grin n’ Tonic, Qld Shakespeare Ensemble, NIDA, Griffith University, ATYP, Backbone Youth Arts, QLD Arts
Council, Global Creatures, Spinifex Group, Jack Morton Worldwide, Erth, Arts Centre Gold Coast, Brisbane Festival, Bleach Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Vinterlysfestivalen (Norway), Godsbanen (Denmark), Asia Cup Opening Ceremony and Warner Bros. Sam received a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and a Taurus World Stunt Award for his role as a stunt performer and rigger in “Mad Max –Fury Road”. Sam was also awarded Best Director at the Matilda Awards for Shock Therapy’s 2015 production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman”. The show was also awarded Best Independent Production and Best Supporting Actor.
Co-Founder Shock Therapy Productions/ Performer - Hayden Jones
Hayden is an Actor, Director, Producer, Writer and workshop facilitator. Hayden has worked with such companies as Queensland Theatre, Zeal Theatre, Erth Visual and Physical inc., Not Yet It’s Difficult (NYID), Urban Theatre Projects, CIRCA, Jack Morton, The Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe, Bleach Festival, pvi collective, Brainstorm Productions and Seeing Place Productions. He is a graduate of Griffith University’s’ Applied Theatre. Hayden is also Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Shock Therapy Productions. In 2015, Shock Therapy was recognized as a leader in their field by City of Gold Coast, and was awarded Accelerated Triennial Funding for operational costs and growth of the company. Shock Therapy has staged original and existing works at Brisbane Powerhouse, Arts Centre Gold Coast, Bleach Festival, Anywhere Festival, Nordland Theatre in Norway and Godsbanen in Denmark.
Writer/ Director/ Founder Zeal Theatre – Stefo Nantsou
Stefo is an actor/writer/director with a 30+ year career creating over 130 theatre productions worldwide, specializing in collaborations with indigenous, regional and ethnically diverse communities.
In 1989 he founded Zeal Theatre, which has created 45 original productions including “THE STONES” (1200+ performances including seasons at the Duke on 42nd St in New York and the National Theatre in London and now translated in over 30 countries). In 2008 Zeal won the ASSITEJ International Presidents Award for ‘outstanding services to the theatre industry’ in Montreal. Stefo is resident director at Sydney Theatre Company since 2009 where he has staged 10 productions including “LEVIATHAN” with a cast of 350, a trilogy of plays at Bankstown Arts Centre and was artistic director of the inaugural River Arts Festival in Forbes. He has directed his plays for companies around Australia as well as in Germany, Holland, Wales, Canada, Hungary, Norway, Denmark, New Zealand & South Africa. His plays have been published by Yale University Press (“THE STONES”, 2002), PlayLab Press (“THE FORWARDS” and “THE APOLOGY”, (2009) and Currency Press (“THE ZEAL THEATRE COLLECTION”, 2011).