Arts & Entertainment

RoomWorks – A Socially Distanced Digital Scratch Night

Originally created in June as a means for young emerging artists throughout Australia to come together during this forced time apart. The RoomWorks concept, which is produced by The Australian Theatre For Young People and Nightingale Content, has provided income for 20 artists (writers and actors) as they work together in teams of two to produce and perform original monologues in the span of a week.

On Sunday July 5, after attending a series of workshops with some of the countries leading theatre minds and performers, the participating artists submitted their works and are gearing up to begin performances this Saturday.

“I am genuinely giddy at the thought of what these young people have achieved in such a short amount of time. They came together to learn, connect and create while supported by some of Australia’s most successful dramaturgs along with a selection of the most exciting up and coming artists. I am so grateful to everyone who lent their time and knowledge to our vision. I hope everyone tunes in on July 18 to see the beauty that has come out of this week. I also hope these young people have found some creative friends for life from the experience. If there’s one thing that they’ve reminded me of, it’s that the arts sector is a community, and a strong one at that,” said Alexandra Punch, co-founder of Nightingale Content & co-producer of RoomWorks alongside Emily Buxton.

Although the event is free to watch, audience members can ‘purchase’ tickets from the ATYP website, raising donations for AIME and Headspace.

Tickets & Info: www.atyp.com.au/productions/roomworks

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