© Luke Rogers

100 REASONS FOR WAR

by Tom Holloway

ACADEMY OF FILM, THEATRE & TELEVISION

BELVOIR STREET THEATRE

2018

DIRECTOR  Luke Rogers

LIGHTING DESIGNER  Benjamin Brockman

​SOUND DESIGNER  Tegan Nicholls

VIDEO DESIGNERS  Darren Ho Braddon Longmuir​

 

CAST

Aimee Crighton

Natalie Cannon

Arioch Cain

Gabriela Castillo

Hope Disher

Blake Fielding

Mary Therese Gebrael

Danielle Hancock

Jayden Hansen

Matthew Kerr

Brieann Lane

Byron Lawrence

Daniel Nicholson

Adam van den Bok

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Jake Brennan

SYNOPSIS

100 Reasons For War by Tom Holloway is an ambitious and provocative work, written as response to a century of conflict following the ‘war to end all wars’, 100 years after Gallipoli.

This is no battlefield-drama or period piece. Holloway’s war is played out in the here and now across multiple short fragmented scenes, questioning the legacies on which our nation was formed, and exploring the complex and familiar reasons conflict remains such a prominent feature in the history of humanity.

This is a dense, poetic, funny, angry and poignant theatrical work encompassing the Big Bang, the violence of language, quantum mechanics, Sigmund Freud’s nephew, remote controls, ceramic bowls, Gallipoli, electricity, terrorism, Bliss Symbolics, colonial wars, love, coral, epilepsy, evolution, sex, faith, children and chimpanzees.

 

100 Reasons For War was a graduation production with the students from Academy of Film, Theatre & Television