SUBURBIST discrimination against a person or persons who live in a particular suburb of a town or city
SUBURBIST, an Australian play exploring identity, passion & prejudice.
SUBURBIST weaves interviews and recordings from real people living across the city into a contemporary new theatre work exploring and challenging the prejudices that divide Sydney and its suburbs.
“So, if you live west, when you get up in the morning to drive to the city, you have the sun in your eyes as it graciously and gloriously comes over the horizon in the east, so you have to squint on your way to work. Then when you finish, and have to drive home, conveniently it’s setting right over your house in the far west and again, you have to squint as you drive home. So we call them squinters. People in the west.” – SUBURBIST interviewee
Co-creators Julian Larnach and Kate Worsley, devised with the PYT Ensemble.
Director Kate Worsley
Dramaturg Julian Larnach
Sound Ben Pierpoint
Lighting Design Andy Ko
Set & costume design Amanda McNamara
Performers Monica Kumar, David Robertts, Luke Cignarella, Sophea Op, Lap Nguyen, Mahdi Mohammadi, Pedro Schweinitz, Nyasha Kanyimo and Belle Kringas
2015 – PYT I Fairfield