In 2019, The MTC Education production The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You by Finegan Kruckemeyer will tour to regional Victoria and Tasmania.

You’re right where the world wants you: away from everyone … but still findable. You’re not lost.

It started around the time he turned 16. Everyone and everything started grating on Connor’s nerves. His mum, his dad, his teachers, even his best mate. Lately he just can’t help picking fights, slamming doors and flipping desks. Then his parents decide to dump him alone in a forest for a week. And he meets Lotte.

Kruckemeyer’s play is a whip‐smart, sweet and fiery tale about two offbeat kids who, at war with the world, find a moment's peace with each other. It's a reminder of the impatient impulse in all of us to kick and scream at the universe, and the equally impatient impulse to lie in a forest glade and dream of the future. Cast includes Harry Tseng (Jasper Jones), directed by Prue Clark (Contest).

Contact your local arts centre below for more information or to book:

Mildura Arts Centre: Wednesday 22 May 1pm & 7pm
arts_centre@mildura.vic.gov.au, 03 5018 8330

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo: Friday 24 May 11.30am
gotix@bendigo.vic.gov.au, 03 5434 6100

Potato Shed, Geelong: Tuesday 28 May 1pm & 7pm
potatoshed@geelongcity.vic.gov.au, 03 5251 1998

Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool: Thursday 30 May 7.30pm
lighthouse@warrnambool.vic.gov.au, 03 5559 4999

Theatre Royal, Hobart: Wednesday 5 June 11am (schools only) & 7.30pm (general public)
boxoffice@theatreroyal.com.au, 03 6233 2299

Launceston College: Friday 7 June 10am & 1.30pm
elizabeth.bennett@education.tas.gov.au 03 6332 7751

Genre: Contemporary Australian Young Adult comedy
Key themes: Resilience, Identity, Family, Relationships, Belonging and Hope
Recommended for: Ages 14+
Contains: Coarse language
A great excursion for: Drama, Theatre Studies, English and Humanities

Education Packs will be available to download here

Insightful FREE Pre-show Talks are available at all regional venues 30 minutes before the performance begins. Post-show Q&A sessions with cast and available creatives will also be held after every matinee performance on tour.

Workshops connected to this production are also available in regional areas for low or no cost. Contact sharingthelight@mtc.com.au to request a workshop at your school.