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ALEX BUZO’s NORM

AND AHMED

The 50th Anniversary Performance of Alex Buzo’s 1968 play about Australian identity, race and change.

FRIDAY 23rd NOV - 11AM

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PIONEER PLAYWRIGHT AWARD - GRAVITY GUTS

See Sophia Simmons receive the 2018 Pioneer Playwright Award with a performance and Mayoral reception.

FRIDAY 23rd NOV - 7PM

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BOY OUT OF THE COUNTRY

A fast-paced and funny modern bush melodrama about family, property and the progress of life.

SATURDAY 24th NOV - 1PM and 7PM


A celebration of Australian Theatre in the heart of The Hills

 

Under the inaugural theme Australian Voices, the Pioneer Play Festival is an exciting new program of performances, workshops and discussions bringing together theatre makers, schools and communities from across Sydney. 

 

Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills

Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills

The Pioneer Play Festival, focusing on theatre craft, is an exciting new opportunity to showcase the creativity, inclusion and arts capacity of The Hills Shire. Local artists will benefit from the building of skills, networks and performance opportunities, and our residents will have a great new opportunity to experience original Australian work in the beautiful new Pioneer Theatre in Castle Hill.
— Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills Shire


THANK YOU

The Pioneer Play Festival and Playwriting Award are made possible by the generous support of locals and local businesses.

Our Australian Cultural Fund campaign raised over $2000 including major contributions from BilbyBags and InTouch Massage - and without your love of theatre and willingness to help we would not be able to produce the first theatre festival in North-West Sydney and contribute to a brilliant new annual event exclusive to The Hills!

Want to support us? Please contact the festival team if you are able to help us with time, or money. Every contribution and volunteer makes our world bigger and better.

And thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!