21 – 24 July 2016 The Verbatim Project

I am expected to do well in school. I am expected to take prescription medications.
I am expected to know everything about technology. I am expected to be dowdy.
I am expected to not talk about death. I am expected to start becoming an adult.
I am expected to be making the biggest decisions of my life. I am expected to put on a fake personality to fit in with others. I am expected to be slowing down. I am expected to know all the answers. I am expected to be individual – different – unique. But who actually wants to know me?

Canberra Youth Theatre presents a new work performed by teenagers and members of Canberra Dance Theatre’s over 65 years GOLD troupe.  The piece was developed using the cast’s collective stories, experiences and pressures at different stages in their lives, asking “does age matter? In the end aren’t we all just having human experiences?” The work has been shaped using audio interviews, video footage, live commentary and headphone verbatim technique, and is presented using physical theatre.

This production was chosen by Australian Theatre for Young People’s (ATYP) Cameo production season and will be touring to Sydney, performing at ATYP’s Studio 1, The Wharf from 19 – 22 July 2017

“A compelling, often touching, exploration of the differences in perceptions between youth and old age. …delivered with admirable clarity and confidence throughout and supported by excellent technical elements to produce a memorable and thought- provoking theatrical experience.” 
– Bill Stephens, City News, 22 July 2016


Jean Bennett
Jasper Kilby
Denise Druitt
Jack Hubner
Katie Hubner
Merilyn Jenkins
Carol Mackay
Kara Merrick
Charlotte Palmer
Penny Richards
Yarno Rohling
Diana Sandeman
Kate Sherren
Elektra Spencer
Ted Stewart
David Turbayne
Quinten Van Rooy

Creative Team

Director Katie Cawthorne
Assistant Director Sophie Benassi
Stage Manager Claudia Howarty
Lighting Brynn Sommerville
Sound & Video Ethan Hamill
Additional Sound Design Kimmo Vennonen
Technical Effects Stephen Crossley
Technical Operation William Malam
Emerging Theatre Maker Jacob Creech
Emerging Dramaturg Aidan Bairstow



Ralph Wilson Theatre
Gorman Arts Centre
Batman Street, Braddon