Un Australian

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La Boite Theatre Company says
The La Boite HWY Performance Program will showcase fifteen new works in development; in the shape of showings, readings, pitches and demonstrations.


On his eighteenth birthday, unaccompanied Afghan refugee Akmal, is moved into a small flat in an arcade in Moorooka by social worker Lewis and Cenrelink hard arse Giang. Akmal has one dream, to learn how to swim. In the arcade Akmal meets besties South Sudanese Australian schoolgirl Aisha and high school dropout Brianna who complicate the young Afghani’s journey of assimilation into contemporary Brisbane suburbia.

UnAustralian is a 10 x 6 minute comic webisode series produced by Essential Media (Qld) created by award winning writer and script producer Roger Monk and co-producer Emily Avila supported by Screen Queensland. It was written by diverse emerging screenwriters including Future Fidel (Prizefighter), Ngoc Phan (Motion of Light and Water), Daniel Evans (The Seagull & Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Any More), Tristan Savage (Black Comedy & Magpie Pictures), Khalid Warsome (creative writer) and Bec Macintosh (Love TV).

Format: Reading
Where: Roundhouse Theatre
When: Saturday 24 June 2017
Time 5:30 – 7:30pm
(including Artist Talk, Performance and Feedback)
Price: $12
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By: La Boite Theatre Company