My Story: The Journey - a musical production
Published: 18 February 2015
More than 80 Logan young people will feature in the inspirational production, My Story: The Journey, at the Logan Entertainment Centre on 21 and 22 February. Presented by the Woodridge State High School Community Hub, My Story: The Journey, features locals aged 10 to 20 years exploring the concepts of faith, hope and love - and what those words mean to them - through song, dance, drama and film.
The production captures three stories - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, African and Pasifika - and includes involvement and input from elders and leaders from those communities.
Woodridge State High School Community Hub Project Manager and City of Choice Leadership Team member, Josephine Aufai, said My Story: The Journey enabled participants to write and perform stories that capture their "journey".
"This production tells our young people that their voices are valid and valued," Josephine said. "I've been so inspired watching the confidence build among performers as this show has come together, and see their respect grow for themselves and others."
Queensland Music Festival (QMF) Artistic Director and jazz legend James Morrison attended rehearsals during the Christmas school holidays, jamming with the kids and exploring opportunities for their involvement in QMF's signature event in Logan in August.
My Story: The Journey is directed by Lilian Su'a, the renowned film-maker who originally developed the "My Story" concept in 2007. Award-winning producer and composer Igelese Ete is musical director. Both have provided professional mentoring through the rehearsal process. The production also features professional performers Mark Lowndes and Sam Tuuga.
My Story: The Journey will be presented at the Logan Entertainment Centre on Saturday 21 February (7pm) and Sunday 22 February (6pm). Tickets are $15 adults and $10 students and pensioners; children under 12 $5. To book, phone 3412 5626.
My Story: The Journey is sponsored by Medicare Local, Logan City Council, Woodridge State High School, Woodridge State High School Community Hub, Hosanna Logan City, The University of the South Pacific and Logan Entertainment Centre.