In 2023, one of Seymour's most popular Arts Education partners, Treehouse Theatre, returns with their new show, Why Us?

War rips your world apart, shredding your life in a flash of violence and leaving your family adrift without any place to call home. You have a new name nowrefugeeand a new life to construct.

Treehouse Theatre presents Why Us?, the real-life stories of teenage refugees who are learning to call Australia their new home.

Through spoken word, lights, sound and movement, these young survivors share their stories of joy and horror, humour and pain, loss and belonging. You will laugh with them, cry with them and be inspired by them.

 

Image credit: Jorge Aparicio, Fitophoto

Directors Ruth Hartcher-O’Brien, Catherine Maguire Donvito, and Isaac Owen

Tickets
$20 per student. One teacher free per 20 students; $20 for each additional teacher. No transaction fee applies for school bookings.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Wed 7 Sep 2023.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 5 to 12:
Stage 3
English, History, Creative Arts.
Stage 4 English, Drama, Geography, Dance.
Stage 5 English, Drama, History, Geography.
Stage 6 History Extension, Geography, Society and Culture, Drama (Preliminary and HSC).

Detailed curriculum links can be found here

Post-show Q&As
Join the Why Us? team for a 5-minute Q&A following each performance.

Resources
A Teacher Resource Kit will be available for all bookings. 

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2023 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Thu 2 Nov 10am, 12:30pm
Fri 3 Nov 10am, 12:30pm, 7pm

90 minutes (no interval, duration includes 5-minute post-show Q&A). 

School Student $20
Teacher $20*
Full $35
Concession (Full-time Student, Senior, Pensioner)** $25

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 20 students; $20 for each additional teacher. 

**ID required during ticket purchase for verification purposes. Read more.

Contains haze smoke and loud or sudden noises. Flash photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Thu 2 Nov 10am, 12:30pm
Fri 3 Nov 10am, 12:30pm, 7pm

90 minutes (no interval, duration includes 5-minute post-show Q&A). 

School Student $20
Teacher $20*
Full $35
Concession (Full-time Student, Senior, Pensioner)** $25

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 20 students; $20 for each additional teacher. 

**ID required during ticket purchase for verification purposes. Read more.

Contains haze smoke and loud or sudden noises. Flash photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Directors Ruth Hartcher-O’Brien, Catherine Maguire Donvito, and Isaac Owen

Tickets
$20 per student. One teacher free per 20 students; $20 for each additional teacher. No transaction fee applies for school bookings.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Wed 7 Sep 2023.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 5 to 12:
Stage 3
English, History, Creative Arts.
Stage 4 English, Drama, Geography, Dance.
Stage 5 English, Drama, History, Geography.
Stage 6 History Extension, Geography, Society and Culture, Drama (Preliminary and HSC).

Detailed curriculum links can be found here

Post-show Q&As
Join the Why Us? team for a 5-minute Q&A following each performance.

Resources
A Teacher Resource Kit will be available for all bookings. 

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2023 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

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