Outback Theatre for Young People in association with Griffith Regional Theatre present:

Eyes To The Floor
by Alana Valentine.

Special Preview Hay Gaol Museum 26 April 7.30pm
Griffith Regional Theatre
Friday 2nd May 11.00am and 7.30pm

Eyes To The Floor is inspired by stories from the former Hay Institution for Girls, which operated between 1960 and 1974. It was a place where extreme, dehumanising discipline was imposed on girls now known as the ‘Forgotten Australians’. Premiered in 2008

Playwright Alana Valentine
Director: Amy Hardingham
Designer: Nicola Barber
Lighting: Designer John Matkovic
Sound Designer: Scott Howie
Choreographer: Lee Pemberton
Cast: Kayla Barrett, Danielle Curtis, Eboni Lees, Teleaha Marlin, Abby Martin, Jack Murray and Alannah Robertson with
Ashleigh Haynes-Holyoake and Craig Higgs

philip adams interviews alana valentine and christina green (one of the original ‘hay girls’) about eyes to the floor link

an amazing project to work on, both as an artist but also helping otyp stage their first production in a professional performing arts centre. the designer was also a student of mine at the time from csu. i will never forget the night we staged it at the hay gaol for the hay community and a number of the ‘girls’ who had been incarcerated. the power of telling stories was so apparent, we were conjuring spirits and releasing them. cathartic and also triggering this was one step on the path to healing. thanks amy