Illuminating human potential at the Castlemaine State Festival

By March 2, 2017Media Releases

Mesmerising and at times, confronting, Light At The End, directed by Rose Turtle Ertler, is street theatre at its best – raw, engaging and brutally honest.

Join the audience in a moody, improvised theatre space of stone water culvert tunnels at Wattle Gully Parkland, and experience silhouetted stories of ‘light’ and ‘strength’ performed against the natural light at the end of a tunnel.

Refugee advocate, Janet Galbraith, and five local performers who have made new homes in Australia lead the audience into an experience designed to highlight and celebrate the diversity of humanity. These stories explore the illuminations of everyday life; the individual moments of possibility contained in the hope, joy, and excitement that everyone experiences.

Light At The End was originally performed in collaboration with Ballarat Rural Australians for Refugees and is designed to be replicated in any urban centre. The Castlemaine Festival version will run on 18 and 19 March 2017.

Director: Rose Turtle Ertler

Date: 18 and 19 March 2017

Venue: Wattle Gully Parkland


Supported by: Creative Victoria, Mount Alexander Shire Council and Castlemaine Rural Australians for Refugees

The 2017 Castlemaine State Festival runs from the 17-26 March. Visit

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