Malthouse Education is excited to present the exciting new stage adaption of The Hate Race, together with creative writing workshops for students.
This is a call to action... this is how we change.
From schoolyard battles and the sting of ‘otherness’ to the universal search for belonging, this much-anticipated stage adaptation of Maxine Beneba Clarke’s award-winning memoir is an unflinching interrogation of the complexities of race in Australia, told through Beneba Clarke’s own experience of growing up the child of Black migrants in a predominantly white society.
While Drama students will be inspired by the innovative direction and powerhouse solo performance of Zahra Newman, English classes will find the text is both a fine example of Writing About Country and an inspiration for those looking to develop their creative writing skills and craft their own voice through the dramatic style.
The Hate Race exposes biases, challenges and societal norms, and asks us to foster empathy and understanding as we seek an inclusive future. An interdisciplinary piece of theatre employing monologue, poetry, nostalgia and lashings of humour, it ultimately highlights to students that there is more than one form of storytelling... and that their own unique expression is welcome on Australian stages—and pages.
Supplementary Writing Workshops for Students
In an exciting add-on opportunity, English and Theatre experts Christine Lambrianidis and Shane Woon will host a series of post-show workshops where they will guide students and their teachers through practical exercises, targeted provocations, insights and discussions across topics including Purposeful Construction, Features of Dramatic Writing and Page to Stage.
These workshops must be booked as a package together with the performance, via the BOOK TICKETS button above.
Dates & Tickets
11.00am Tuesday 5 March
11.00am Thursday 7 March
11.00am Thursday 14 March
Duration: approx 80 minutes (no interval)
1:00pm after each school matinee
Duration: no longer than 75 minutes
Metro schools / $49 (per student)
Regional & low-ICSEA schools / $35 (per student)
Accompanying teachers / Free (max. 2 per group)
Additional teachers / $59
Workshop (per student) /+ $10
ADVICE FOR SCHOOLS
This production contains depictions of external, internalised and systemic racism and micro aggressions, depictions of racial violence, references to slavery and colonisation, depictions of anxiety and struggles with mental health within minors.
For more information about the play, its script, or curriculum links, please contact Malthouse Education Coordinator, Lyall Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all ticket and booking enquiries, please contact email@example.com.
MAXINE BENEBA CLARKE
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