To Be Honest
Riverside presents Outloud
TO BE HONEST
Written and directed by Stefo Nantsou
“I took my son to the show for him to see the real life struggles many people can have in their lives. It was an amazing show and gave him a glimpse of the different issues we all can have but don’t see on a daily basis…” – Melissa Morphett
A homeless young woman stinks of Maccas fries as she tries to sleep in her car in the middle of the day. A boy gets sold by his mother for five thousand dollars. A man on bail tries to get his life back on track. A sister and her brother fight to keep each other in their lives.
Created in collaboration with young people from Canterbury and Bankstown who have experienced homelessness and or substance dependence, To Be Honest is an incredible Australian piece of verbatim theatre that shines a light on untold stories of cultural displacement, domestic violence, cycles of crime and the challenges of growing up without support. Featuring original rap and melodic songs performed with a live band, this engaging work is guaranteed to strike a chord with you, giving insight into the challenges many young people experience and ultimately the hope that exists in us all.
FYI this production contains coarse language, adult content and loud music. We advise that children under 15 years are accompanied by an adult.