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The Silk Rags Project

 
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ACRF
September 18, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce a new collaboration with The Silk Rags Project, a performance designed to entertain, educate, start conversations and raise vital funds for cancer research.

Whilst undergoing cancer treatments, Briohne Sykes and Dee Handyside separately created two projects which reflected their personal experiences through theatre and music.

Combining their passions, The Silk Rags Project was formed: a one-act musical which guarantees audiences will laugh, cry, and learn. We’re honoured they’ve chosen to fundraise for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation through the project, where profits from performances will be donated.

Described as “poetic and pragmatic” by Ros Johnson of Dramaturg, and a “joyful musical reaction to a deadly serious subject” by Noel Mengel of The Courier Mail, The Silk Rags Project encourages theatre groups to organise a fundraising event and perform the mini-musical, which is simple to organize and is sure to be both challenging and educational.

At the conclusion of each performance, a handout is provided to audiences to provide tools to effectively communicate regarding different experiences of cancer. This has been created in conjunction with Griffith University, and builds on the themes of the play to better prepare audiences in dealing with a cancer diagnosis of a loved one.

We’re very honoured to be working with Scriptwriter Briohne Sykes and Composer Dee Handyside on this inspiring project, which is perfect for Australian theatre group’s 2019 production.

Find out more here, share this post with your local theatre group, and get ready to come along!

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