STC has a proud heritage as a creative hub and incubator for Australian theatre-makers. Through a number of different programs, they provide professional development opportunities, access to key personnel and resources, and encouragement and support of emerging talent in the industry.
Australian Graffiti marks the debut of a remarkable young voice. Disapol Savetsila (22) migrated to Australia from Thailand, with his parents and siblings, as a child. His play is an investigation of the migrant experience from the inside out. Teasing out the complexities of identity and belonging, his writing – both wryly humorous and deeply affecting – offers an insight into Australian lives often overlooked.
Emerging from the LOTUS program at Playwriting Australia, Australian Graffiti was developed by STC in partnership with Asian Australian arts company Performance 4a. The play is an STC commission directed by Paige Rattray, who has been part of its evolution since its STC ‘Rough Draft’ workshop in 2015.
Australian Graffiti will be on stage in Wharf 2 from 7 July to 12 August 2017.