Young people’s lives are dominated by social media: selfies, meme cycles, video filters, “likes” and emojis. This screen culture defines their generation, but it’s a world often hidden from the adults in their lives. Set in a TV studio, Anything & Everything is a live performance that glimpses into the intimate online and IRL spaces where young people navigate technology, identity, ability, connection, and consent. Director Jackson Castiglione (The Dispute) works with an ensemble of artists aged between 11 and 21 who’ve collaborated online for the last two years. As the performers joke, share, and converse live onstage, their peers manipulate cameras, digital filters, and video. Together they augment their identities in real-time to explore the thresholds between screen, reality, and agency.
Commissioned by RISING Festival Melbourne. Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants.

Directed by Jackson Castiglione with Poppy Goodman, Zara Nawaz, Harriet McNicol, Eza Bakker-Graham, Saskia Ellis-Gardam, Ebony Macpherson.
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