Australian Theatre for Young People

It would not have been possible to stage Follow Me Home without the support of the James N. Kirby Foundation. ATYP believes this important new Australian play has the potential to make a significant impact by raising awareness of the experiences of young people who have experienced homelessness throughout NSW and across Australia.

The season at Riverside Theatres performed to sold-out schools audiences and attracted strong support from the general public. Over 923 people attended the six performances including representatives from the NSW State Government, Homeless Services, Education and Community Services.

The production was live-streamed to an audience of over 750 school students from around the country. This high definition broadcast was captured and will be lodged on ATYP’s On Demand site over coming months, providing free access to all Australian schools.

In September ATYP has been invited to present at the national Performing Arts Centre annual showcase, a gathering of national venue managers, to pitch the production for national touring.

ATYP is also in continued discussion with the Office for the Advocate for Children and Young People who originally commissioned the work about State government support to tour the production through NSW regional communities.

Funding from the James N. Kirby Foundation enabled ATYP to contract and pay the staff required to bring this stunning new production to life.

Fraser Corfield
Artistic Director