New Voices. Collaboration. Challenge.

Yo Future was created 2011 with Long Cloud Youth Theatre company as a community project for Jo Randerson's Masters in Theatre Arts at Te Kura Toi Whakaari. It has been remounted at Kokomai Festival Wairarapa 2013, Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival 2014, Southland Festival 2014 and TAPAC Auckland 2014.

Yo Future

A wilderness of youth in flocks and herds, gigantic gift horses and false prophecies.

What does the future hold? Amidst images of melting icebergs, riots, oil spills – how might a young generation feel about taking the reins?

This community project zeroes in on the fears and fascinations of the Millennial generation.

This production is re-cast for each season using young performers found locally.  With each new season, Jo Randerson takes a devising framework to a new group of young people and works with them to shape a piece of theatre that reflects their own fears and fascinations, the theatre they want to see, while developing their performance skills alongside an iconic professional theatre-maker.

A dynamic and exciting piece of theatre that captures well the underlying unease of our times... an imagination of what everybody knows but chooses to ignore.”
— Laurie Atkinson, The Dominion Post 2011