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7 – 10 September 2022 How To Vote! by Julian Larnach

OR, THE REPERCUSSIONS OF POLITICAL AMBITION AND PERSONAL RIVALRIES WITHIN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND MEDIA ORGANISATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE POST-COVID-19 NEOLIBERAL UNIVERSITY INSTITUTION

WORLD PREMIERE

I’m addicted. I’m sick. I’ve been diagnosed, I’ve got all the symptoms and no amount of medicine or bed-rest is going to stop me from getting what I want, getting more of what I want, getting all of what I want. Power. Real Power.

Election season is upon us! When the incumbent President of the University Student Council mysteriously steps down, new players must enter the arena. But behind the three-word slogans and noncore promises lies an underbelly of secret deals and divided loyalties, corruption and ambition; all designed to win the hearts and minds of the student body.

Following an entire election cycle within a prestigious university, How To Vote! explores the treacherous political landscape of campus life, and what happens when you put the word ‘student’ before journalism, politics and theatre.

Commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre, this world premiere whip-smart political comedy is set in an election year (topical!) in a city that’s definitely not Canberra (it’s totally Canberra!).

Featuring a massive ensemble cast of university-aged artists, How To Vote! smashes together Secret City and Sex Education in an epic exploration of power and what it takes to wrestle it from your enemies’ cold, dead hands – all while scraping through your end-of semester exams.

This performance is supported by Canberra Theatre Centre, as part of a commitment to nurturing the young and emerging artists of the ACT.

Cast

Open Auditions

Age 18–25
Saturday, 25 June 2022
Full details available on our audition page

Creative Team

Director Luke Rogers
Lighting Designer Antony Hateley
Assistant Director Sophie Tallis
Stage Manager Rhiley Winnett

Generously supported by:

Bookings

Book Online

Phone: 0262752700

Times

Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Saturday 2:00pm

Venue

The Playhouse
Canberra Theatre Centre
Civic Square, London Circuit

Tickets

Full $30
Concession $24
School Group Bookings: $18 Student / Teacher + 1 free teacher for every 10 students
$5.95 transaction fee applies

Suitable for

Age 15+

Duration

120 minutes , plus interval