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ArtsEd presents

NT Connections: Chat Back

by David Judge
25 Apr, 7pm
Running time
60 minutes

Chat Back is about the underclass - all those young people who are so ‘bad’, disempowered, alienated, ostracized, and abandoned - that even on the last day of school they still find themselves in detention.

We watch a snapshot of the lives of each individual (across a summer holiday of Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings) as they negotiate their way around the obstacles en route to discovering their identity, their economic power or lack of, their lyrical dexterity or lack of, and the meaning of in their lives, revealed through their desires, hopes and fears. The words in this play come thick and fast, in rhythm and rhyme, delivered like a paintball machine gun painting a multi-coloured landscape from a palette that is bleak, honest, raw, exciting, energised and unwavering in its intention to talk truth to power.

Content Warning: please note that this production contains one reference to suicide.