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Young Followers by Mark Taylor. Photo by Silas
The Street Theatre and ANU Drama Department present
Young Followers
By Mark Taylor

It starts with kids in combat fatigues, crew-cuts, boots, belts, buckles and lots of spare time. One night the morals officer appears. Someone has taken their problems to the outside. The whistleblower, a rogue cadet, must be found. And everyone at school kicks downwards.

ACT Writer Mark Taylor visits The Street for the first time wrestling with the human motivations and power relationships at the heart of bastardization in military training in our Defence Force.

Kabu Okai-Davies directs this confronting production probing the ‘accelerated deconstruction’ of officer cadets, ritualised dehumanization in military training, and the power of the pack. Welcome to John Foster’s story. It’ll rip your guts.

Writer Mark Taylor
Director Kabu Okai-Davies
Lighting Design Jan Wawrzynczak

Preview Wed 23 May
OPENING NIGHT Thurs 24 May
Season Dates 24 – 27 May

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