Presented by APK Productions and Drug Aware



26 - 30 July

  • AGES



black futures, old hopes

In a country fighting for independence, a white man is trapped in a black family’s house without their knowledge. As time passes, strange sounds and a stubborn stench fill the house. The family wonders if they are living with ghosts, but something more sinister is at play.

This debut play, from playwright-to-watch Tinashe Jakwa, is a fresh and exciting exploration of how to overcome the past. The show journeys into the joys and pains of navigating racial divisions in a biting and humorous way.

With a fresh spin on telling stories about difficult moments in history and presented by APK Productions, the show is for everyone who wants to build a better future.

Content warnings: the show has mentions of violence, coarse language, war, sexual assault, and death.

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This production of rebirth  is proudly supported by Healthway, promoting the Drug Aware message and Propel Youth Arts.

Image by Andrea Lim

This Development season was originally programmed as part of The Blue Room Theatre 2022 Summer Nights Festival, however, was postponed and rescheduled independently of the festival.
  • Writer

    Tinashe Jakwa

  • Producer

    Amber Kitney

  • Director

    Jefferson Nguyen

  • Sound Designer

    Azariah Felton

  • Production Designer

    Finn Forde

  • Set Builder

    Mo Paton

  • Lighting Designer

    Jolene Whibley

  • Stage Manager

    Jasmyn Day

  • Dramaturg

    Julian Hobba

  • Performers

    Malek Domkoc
    Mani Gomes
    David Vikman
    Christine Ayo