Say Something Do Something (MAJOR PROJECT)


What can we say or do, right now, to change the world?

SAY SOMETHING DO SOMETHING is a new intergenerational project by Spark Youth Theatre where young and older people from Sydney's inner west will come together to question the potential for words, actions and theatre to make a difference... no matter how small.

Calling for participants between 12-18... AND... 55 years plus who are eager to express themselves and push the boundaries of what theatre can DO!

Facilitated by Artistic Director Chris Dunstan and local animator and visual DJ artist Effy Marie Smith, ensemble members will be asked to respond to 84.4 questions (given the average life expectancy of someone living in the inner west is 84.4 years) in whatever way they like. What were your first words? What would you like your last words to be? Is there something you've dreamed of doing onstage? What shouldn't be done onstage? The group's responses will be used to generate text, performance, drawings, sound, video, animation and more that will be woven into a multimedia piece of theatre archiving the early and later stages of a life lived in the inner west.

SAY SOMETHING DO SOMETHING is about creating a snapshot of our inner west community through words and actions and trying to understand what kind of legacy this leaves (if any). We're looking for a mixture of personalities and backgrounds to form an intergenerational ensemble representative of the area in its entirety. NO theatre experience required. Just a commitment to having fun, being creative in whatever way suits you best, and leaving no rock unturned!

If you're interested in participating, please complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form (by clicking below) before Monday 15 January. Places are limited so, if required, a taster workshop will be organised for Monday 22 January to finalise the ensemble.

N.B: If you would prefer to complete a written EOI on paper, contact Chris at or on 0418449332 to arrange 

Expression of Interest (click below): due 5pm, Monday 15 January
Taster workshop (TBC): 4:30-6:30pm, Monday 22 January

Workshops: 4:30-7:30pm on Thursdays from 8 February -  29 March (8 workshops)

Intensive: 10am-4pm, Sunday 25 March
Contingency (TBC): 10am-4pm, Sunday 18 March OR Monday 2 April (Easter Monday)
N.B: Easter Monday is preferable but this will depend on the availability of participants

Production Week
Final rehearsal: 4:30-7:30pm, Tuesday 3 April
Tech/dress rehearsal:
4:30-7:30pm, Wednesday 4 April
Preview: 7pm, Thursday 5 April
Performances: 7pm, Friday 6 April & Saturday 7 April
N.B: Call times for preview and performances to be confirmed

Debrief and hang out: 4:30-6:30pm, Thursday 12 April

All workshops and performance will be held at Inner West Council, Ashfield Service Centre (260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield)


It's important that participants commit to ALL the above dates. Please contact Chris at or on 0418449332 if you have any queries.

Co-facilitator: Artistic Director Chris Dunstan

Artistic Director Chris Dunstan

Co-facilitator: Effy Marie Smith

Effy Marie Smith