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She'll Be Right: Act of Translation Reaches Out


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‘She'll be right’ Theatre Performance

Students from Brazil, China, Columbia, Iraq, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam and Australia take to the stage in a powerful hour of storytelling about their experiences.

Just another international student?

A doctor working where drug dealers rule. An engineer now cleaning toilets. A good girl taking off her mask. A teacher passionate to share her language. A banker questioning real value. A volunteer translating for Syrian refugee....and more

This performance will transport you in and out of cultural stereotypes through stories of passion, dream and sacrifice as students find a new voice in Melbourne and redefine who they are.

“Which story do you want to know, the one I tell my parents or the one I tell my friends?"

This is a FREE performance presented to you by Study Melbourne and AFIS, ISANA, City of Melbourne, Deakin University, Victoria University and RMIT University as the support of the ‘Act of Translation’ project.

Please book your ticket here.

The Act of Translation Reaches Out

Act of Translation reaches out! gives international students a voice and paves the way for meaningful belonging. This project aims to keep the momentum, relationships and skills flowing for the participants who were part of the very successful ‘She’ll Be Right’ performance. The Students involved in “She’ll Be Right” will reconvene under the skilled direction of Catherine Simmonds (Artistic Director) to adapt/rehearse the show. In this project, we will expand the reach of ‘She’ll Be Right’ into a regional area (Deakin Uni Geelong) and also into TAFE (Vic Uni). Innovative to this project will be the audience consultations post the performance, whereby audiences will form focus groups to discuss the issues they understand as impacting international students. These consultations aim to raise awareness around issues, create connections and provide material for future creative developments.