I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You – The Street Canberra

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th July 2021, 7:30pm
Saturday 10 July at 3pm
60 minutes
Q&A with Creative Team from The Good Room on 10 July at 6.30pm

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You is a joyous and revealing one hour tell-all that tackles life’s big (and little) questions, designed in collaboration with, and performed by, young people.

The Street and Canberra Youth Theatre have joined to bring award-winning performance collective The Good Room to Canberra with their show full of questions asked by young people and answered by adults. Eighteen talented young people chosen from 50 auditionees bring the voices and ideas of young Canberrans to the stage in a genuine exchange between generations.

Barbie spoke with Cienda McNamara, Resident Director of The Good Room (pictured above)

The Good Room is well-respected for the work of its team of artists who use the anonymous experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary and widely-accessible theatre. By asking people to anonymously share with them fragments and memories, confessions and admissions from their lives, they create a work that blurs the line between ‘audience’ and ‘maker’.  

In a recent rehearsal with The Good Room, a group of kids from across Canberra wrestled with questions and responded to answers as part of the theatre making process. With support from the creative team and each other, they began their first foray into an intergenerational conversation, putting forth their own ideas and gaining confidence in asking their own curly questions for Canberra adults to answer.

Before the Saturday night performance people are invited to a Q&A with Good Room team members Nathan Sibthorpe and Cienda McNamara.