About Goat Track Projects
Since 2009, Goat Track Theatre have worked alongside thousands of young people from regional QLD, creating new works that have relevance and legacy for their communities. We have created works on issues and narratives that are at the “coal-face” of youth concern. Car crashes, drug addiction, youth depression, social and political hypocrisy, risk taking behaviour, choices for young women and youth empowerment being amongst the issues that have driven community dialogue and our subsequent new theatre. Comedies, dramas, realism, physical theatre. Plays set everywhere from Timber Towns to desert wastelands, from basketball courts to mythological islands.
Important plays, not because we say so. Important, because young people say so. Goat Track Theatre projects and plays are, for the most part, plays that are created for young people by young people exploring issues for young people! They are plays that represent youth voices unchecked by the structures that often stop free expression.Goat Track Theatre’s programs always value the voices of young people and where relevant, engages them with their local community organisations. In recent times, partners have included Drug Arm, The Salvation Army, Qld Police, Fire Rescue Qld, BRAKE, Headspace, TAFE and scores of schools. In this way, youth are valued as community members with their own unique, energetic, sometimes critical, but always honest views on their world. They are passionate, serious, fun, social, political, irreverent and invariably energetic and we hope you see a measure of all of these things in the plays we have created with them as our most valued partners.