Australian Theatre for Young People

Follow Me Home

Written by Lewis Treston
Created by Australian Theatre for Young People in association with the Advocate for Children and Young People


Telling the truth and sharing your story takes guts. Real guts. Told with honesty, heart and humanity Follow Me Home reveals the astonishing strength and resilience of young people who have experienced homelessness in this country. Inspired by real life stories this thought-provoking work from Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is a must see for audiences aged 14 and over.

Follow Me Home succeeds in its intention to demystify the complexities of youth homelessness, and urges the audience to question their own role in a culture that often looks beyond those who need someone to listen.

Stories with heart, honesty and humanity.

Follow Me Home is an insightful new theatre production by award-winning playwright Lewis Treston. Presented as a series of vignettes, the play reveals the real stories of a group of extraordinarily strong, resilient and courageous young people from across Australia.

Telling the truth, being honest and sharing your story takes guts. Real guts. How do you tell your friend she can’t sleep over anymore? Can you help a parent when she’s lost all hope? How can you strive for independence when the system is working against you? And what if just being honest means you’re out on the street?

Inspired by the real life stories shared by homeless young people across NSW, this thought-provoking work from Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is a must see for audiences aged 14 and over. Four talented young actors take on multiple roles in a fast paced show that will leave audiences with a shift in perspective, a little more compassion and a deeper understanding of the world around them.  


FROM THE DIRECTOR

Its not often you get to create a piece of theatre that offers powerful entertainment with a lingering community impact. This play tells a range of stories that are funny, heartwarming, achingly sad and gently uplifting, but it does it with a disarming honesty and lack of romance or sentiment. We had young people who have experienced homelessness join us in the rehearsal room and talk to the cast about their experiences. They spoke very openly about how the cast can reveal and what has to be hidden deep inside. The impact of those discussions is evident in the understated performances that are delivered.

Fraser Corfield


Touring

TOURING

August - September 2021


CREDITS

Playwright Lewis Treston
Director Fraser Corfield
Set and Costume Design Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Design Martin Kinnane
Composer and Sound Design Kailesh Reitmans
Production Manager TBC


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