Photo by Michael Hemmings

My War?

Honouring the fallen with questions about war

As part of the centenary commemorations of the departure of the ANZAC fleet from Albany, this project made space for the voices of young people.  Created by young people aged 14 – 25 with Annette Carmichael, My War? explored the complexity of our feelings about war: from the fun of on-line gaming to the fear of terrorism. Inspired by contact with war veterans, this dance and theatre performance, e-zine and exhibition provoked a fresh view of war and its influence on contemporary culture.

Exhibition: Vancouver Arts Centre, November 2014
Performance: Albany Entertainment Centre, January 2015

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Choreography: Annette Carmichael 
Script: Linda Bradbury, Maree Dawes, Liz Newell with performers 
Costume Design: Shannon Hawks
Lighting Design: Ashlee Poole
Sound Design: James Gentle
Film: Phil Jagger and Michael Hemmings
Set Illustration: Kate Gillett