New political theatre work The Time Is Now creates history as the first mainstage show in La Boite Theatre’s 96-year tenure to feature an all-teenage cast when it makes its world premiere from 24 May – 5 June 2021.

La Boite’s The Time Is Now is a thrilling glimpse into the future as imagined by 10 switched-on young Queenslanders aged 12-17, spanning diverse cultures, backgrounds and political views.

Co-created by Ari Palani, Aleea Monsour and David Burton, the new work uses powerful speeches to give voice to a generation often silenced or dismissed; weaving in movement, dialogue and surprise cameo appearances to inspire audiences both young and old.

La Boite’s Youth & Education Producer Ari Palani is excited to join the production as co-creator and give adolescents a voice in La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre.

La Boite’s Young Artist Company is a specialised theatre program for young artists to strengthen performance skills and learn from industry professionals.

The Time Is Now hands participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape mainstage programming at a professional theatre company.

Young Artist Company participant and cast member Huda Akhlaki said the ground-breaking production afforded audiences a fresh perspective through the lens of youth and diversity.

Developed with All The Queens Men, The Time Is Now will debut from 24 May – 5 June with eight performances in La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre.

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