Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera

Fractured like shards, Cole, Carly and Joy must fight the demons of their past to reclaim their future, but it’s not easy to leave behind the crystal meth plains of Ice Land.

Date: 15 – 26 Oct (Opening Night 17th of Oct, Q & A with the cast & crew, 23rd of October) | Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium | Time: 7.30pm

Cyrenian House Special Health Post Show Q & A | Meth Addiction: People Do Recover: Friday, 18th of October

All tickets: $30.00

Note: Simulated drug use, strong coarse language, adult themes, confronting scenes. Strobe, haze and smoke are all used in this production. | Recommended for ages 16+

Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera

Where: Subiaco Arts Centre

When: 15 – 26 October 2019 (Opening Night 17 October)

Time: 7:30pm

Price: $30

Devised by Downsyde, Kyle J Morrison, Layla, Moana Mayatrix, Trooth, and Zac James

Team

Director: Kyle J Morrison

Musical Director: Darren Reutens (Downsyde)

Lyricists: Benjamin Hasler (Downsyde), Layla Hanbury (Layla), Moana Lutton (Moana Mayatrix), Ryan Samuels (Trooth) and Scott Griffiths (Downsyde)

Performers: Benjamin Hasler (Downsyde), Layla Hanbury (Layla), Moana Lutton (Moana Mayatrix), and Scott Griffiths (Downsyde)

Librettist: Zac James

Mentor / Dramaturg: Andrew Bovell

Stage Manager: Karen Cook

Lighting Designer: Joe Paradise Lui

Set and Costume Designer: Matthew McVeigh

Design Actualiser: Sara Chirichilli

Scenic Artist: Sam Knox

Story Collector and Researcher: Rania Ghandour

Synopsis

Synopsis

Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera is the journey of three people and Ice addiction in all its states, including happiness, invincibility and clarity, through to despair, fear, psychosis and, ultimately, the breakdown of our communities – their ruin. Aided by the enigmatic Dnale Ci, it is a twisted tale of grief, addiction and redemption.

It’s an exciting new work using the power of hip hop to explore a pressing issue within our communities, featuring new music from Aussie hip hop legends Downsyde, Layla and Moana Mayatrix.

With the flow of jazz, the soul of blues and the energy of electro, Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera uses the language of hip hop to tackle a tough issue currently affecting our society – the plague of methamphetamine use.

Yirra Yaakin has gathered powerful testimonials from users, carers, family members and many others to piece together a full-length contemporary theatre performance using hip hop as the key musical and philosophical drive. Join us as we explore the journey of Ice addiction in all its states, including happiness, invincibility and clarity, through to despair, fear, psychosis and, ultimately, the breakdown of our communities – their ruin.

Alongside a team that boasts some of Western Australia’s best artists, including Australian hip hop kings Downsyde, WA hip hop queen Layla, multi-disciplinary performer, musician and singer Moana Mayatrix of MOANA, we explore a very timely subject and ultimately ask the question: if meth use continues to escalate within our communities, what is going to happen to our society as a whole?

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