Radio Interviews

Radio National - Young refugees share their stories on stage 30/5/2016
Michael Cathcart from Radio National, speaks to Ruth Hartcher O’Brien, and performers Balsam Al-Kuheli and Isha Yokhanna.

2GLF FM 89.3  - Refugee Students Tell Their Stories 18/6/2014
Interview with Catherine, on the Tree of Life performance during Refugee Week.

2ser 107.3 podcast 30/5/14
Catherine, Ruth and two young performers (Ram and Advar) are invited on 2ser to explain the Treehouse Theatre process and outcomes of the program

ABC Radio with Simon Marnie 30/6/2013
Catherine and two of the young performers (Gorgees and Maryam) joined Simon in the 702 studios to give us a small preview of their chilling journey.

Online and Print Reviews

We give young refugees a voice  Inspiring Read in YOURS magazine 2016

Teenage refugees take to the stage to share stories of plight, change audience perceptions in Sydney 10/05/15
ABC News reporter Mohamed Taha interviews cast and crew onstage during our first shows of Tree of Life 2015, Recovery at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Evans High students ready to share their stories 18/11/14
Vensulla, Ban and Bishoy, cast members of Suitcase Stories, 2014, were interviewed by Jade Wittmann from the Blacktown Sun.

Students who came to Western Sydney as refugees told thier stories 12/6/14
Daily Telegraph reporter Nick Hansen interviews Tammy Hossieny, on the Tree of Life performance during Refugee Week.

In Pictures: Young refugees stage past fears and future plans 15/5/14
SBS photographer Saber Baluch documents the 2014 Season 1 Tree Of Life performance from newly arrived refugees from Iraq, Syria and Somalia.

More than Great Theatre: Telling the Tricky Stories 21/12/13
Shining a light on the theatre companies who are tackling the hard issues and telling the tricky stories.

"Refugees Tackling Trauma via Stories of Survival and Despair" 10/6/2013
The Sydney Morning Herald reporter Amy McNeilage reviews Treehouse Theatre Company's unique drama therapy program that encourages refugee students to share their stories.

Weekend Notes - Treehouse Theatre 23/5/2013
One of Treehouse Theatre's committee members sheds light on the upcoming performance

"Tree of Life Journey through the eyes of refugee children" June 2013
Australian Stage reviews season 1, 2013 of the Tree of Life performances.

"Stories Help Heal Refugees" 21/5/2013
The Liverpool City Champion talks to Yusdelice De La Rosa and Ali Al Ali talk about their experiences taking part in the Tree Of Life program.

"Play Explores Child Refugee Experience" 2011
Stage Whispers reviews Tree of Life in it's first year of production

TV coverage

"Cast From the Storm" - ABC iView 6/10/15
David Mason (Director) and James Cogswell (Producer) follow the Treehouse Theatre journey in their documentary "Cast From the Storm". A timely and emotionally powerful documentary that examines how some of the most fragile members of our society - refugee children - can learn to face highly traumatic pasts by harnessing the power of drama. Learn more here.

ABC News - Young Refugees in Western Sydney take to the stage 10/5/15
Young refugees in Western Sydney have taken to the stage to tell their stories of escape from war-torn Iraq and Syria.

ABC 7:30 Report 8/11/2013
Sarah Sedghi reports on the student theatre group with a difference where the stars are all recently arrived refugees, each dealing with past traumas and the challenges of finding a new life in Australia.