On Thursday 16 June, nine Nudgee College students attended a showcase and feedback forum for La Boite Theatre Company and MDAs’ ‘Village Refugee Camp’ production.

The performance included two refugee journey and resettlement stories, after which the audience of teachers and students participated in a discussion on how the piece could be made more relevant to the school curriculum for 2017.

The students’ feedback certainly leaned towards a more positive experience, with Year 9 student Sam Jordan saying how emotional and informative the piece was.

“I learnt how things have changed drastically over the years in terms of how asylum seekers and refugees are treated,” he said.

Year 12 student Hamish Braithwaite said he thought the production gave an insightful look into the journey of refugees and asylum seekers, and the struggles they experience.

“The performance was put together in a really fascinating and unique way; you are not simply sitting and watching a stage, but are moving with the story,” he said.

“The fact that the piece had real refugees and asylum seekers telling their stories added depth and made the stories feel more real and personal.”

To find out more information about the development piece and La Boite Theatre Company, visit their Facebook(external link) page.