Commissioned by Sydney Opera House and Regional Arts Victoria and supported by the RE Ross Trust.

Two Hoods ride the train each night to a wrecking yard on the outskirts of the city. Here, in this cemetery of stories, they are storytellers with the power to fast forward, pause and rewind. Tonight, they tell the story of three kids left in a car.

It’s Friday, KFC night and the last day of school before Christmas. Kyle, Jessie and baby brother Troy are waiting in the car for their Mum. Kyle broods in the front seat with visions of X box dancing in his head while Jessie begs him for a game of eye spy. As night closes in, the shopping centre shuts down, their Mum still hasn’t come back and the baby just won’t stop crying.


“Hoods is the second effort from this formidable duo to look at our world through the eyes of children, and the revelations are startling…‘Hoods’ is a vivid and well-crafted experience that leaves you deep in thought and wanting more.”
Alison Joyce, Scene Magazine

“Leticia Caceres treats the script like a high performance vehicle, knowing just how to utilise its power and how to steer it in the right direction.”
Sue Gough, Courier Mail

“Hoods’ themes are tough ones — marginalised youth, suburban poverty, domestic violence and childhood obesity among them. There is sadness in its heart but the grim humour, laced with terrific physical comedy from the two actors, makes it thoroughly engaging”
Stephen Bevis, The West Australian

“This is an absolutely stunning piece of theatre – everything about it was brilliant – 80 year 8’s did not move for 1 hour!”
Geelong Grammar, Victoria


Writer: Angela Betzien

Director: Leticia Caceres

Composer: Pete Goodwin (The Sweats)

Designer: Jonathon Oxlade

Lighting Designer: Glenn Hughes

Producer: Laura Milke Garner (Milke Performance Industries)

Cast: Jodie Le Vesconte & Christopher Sommers

Photographer: Luke Brown

Past Seasons


Barking Grecko Theatre Company (Metro Tour), Perth


Cortile Theatre Im Hof – , Bolzano, Italy

Dschungel Wien Theaterhaus, Vienna, Austria

Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne


Barking Grecko Theatre Company (State Tour), WA


ASSITEJ International Festival for Young People, Adelaide

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane


Queensland Arts Council tour, Queensland

Regional Arts Victoria tour, Victoria

Come Out Festival, South Australia