The Revolution Starts Here
In 2009, ActNow Theatre presented its first staged piece; a new work The Revolution Starts Here by emerging playwrights Gemma Sneddon and Brad Lee. The production was held at The Queens Theatre, during the 2009 Adelaide Fringe.
The Revolution Starts Here was a high-speed political farce dissecting the inability of politics to solve the inabilities of society. The performance was partly inspired by two real life events; ‘Hann the radioactive boyscout’ – a 17 year old boy scout who in 1994 amassed radioactive material to build a nuclear reactor in his mothers garden shed, and an Oregon Toy inventor who built a back-yard rocket to launch himself 50km into the air.
The Revolution Starts Here was developed between July – December 2008 through a grant from the South Australian Youth Arts Board. A work-in-progress reading of the script was held on the 12th December 2008 to invited guests at AC Arts. The Fringe season was funded through a grant from The Foundation for Young Australians, venue support from Adelaide Fringe and ticketing support from Bank SA Support Act.