Playlab's Tas Syllabus Suggestions 2019-20

AREA 3: SOLO PERFORMANCE — ONE PERSON PRODUCTIONS

The following list of plays has been curated by Playlab staff in order to provide an extended list of plays suitable for study in Area 3: Solo Performance — One Person Productions. The following plays have been selected as fantastic examples of One Person Productions. Each play in this list presents a unique approach to creating work specifically to be performed by a solo cast member and how form can be used to create meaning.


Blue Bones

by Merlynn Tong

THEMES: Domestic Violence, Relationships, Self Empowerment
CHARACTER AGES: Young Adult
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years

When a woman finds scars left by her ex-boyfriend of many years etched into her bones, she begins a turbulent journey to unpack her past and discover how he got ... Read more

Chasing the Lollyman

by Mark Sheppard

THEMES: Indigenous Themes, Identity, Story-telling
Length: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 1-2
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years

Chasing the Lollyman is a one-man show created by one of Queensland's ... Read more

Chinese Take Away

by Anna Yen

THEMES: History, Family, Poverty, Chinese Culture, Traditionalism
CHARACTER AGES: 30
LENGTH: 45 Minutes
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years

Three generations of women; Grandmother, Mother and Anna, make a figurative ‘journey’ from the mores of Old China to those of contemporary Australia. A tragi-comic, one-woman show richly realised through ... Read more

Ma Ma Ma Mad

by Merlynn Tong

THEMES: Suicide, Depression
CHARACTER AGES: Various
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members
Playlab Indie
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult

Ma Ma Ma Mad is based on the true story of a young woman growing up in Singapore. This powerful play deals with death and suicide, love and ... Read more

Murder at Warrabah House

by SNAFU Theatre

THEMES: Crime, Mystery
CHARACTER AGES: 18+
LENGTH: 1 Hour
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult
Playlab Indie
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members

Both homage to and dark departure from the traditional Agatha Christie ... Read more

Not Like Beckett

by Michael Watts

THEMES: Absurdism, Colonialism, Love
CHARACTER AGES: Any Age
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members

Meet Walter Walloon Beckett! An all-singing, all-dancing, comedian extraordinaire. The last of the famous Beckett clan. And he’s a rabbit…! With his lucky rabbit foot stuck in a trap ... Read more

The 7 Stages Of Grieving

by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman (25th Anniversary)

THEMES: Grieving, Death, Indigenous People, Aboriginality
CHARACTER AGES: Any age
LENGTH: 1 Hour
TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle Years
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members

Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman's The 7 Stages of Grieving is a proud milestone in Australian theatre history; a contemporary Indigenous performance text from the highly acclaimed Kooemba Jdarra. <... Read more

Yarn

by Lily Fish

THEMES: Rage, Desire, Knowledge, Power
CHARACTER AGES: Adult
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members
Playlab Indie

Yarn was first performed as part of the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival season (25 September – 5 October) at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne. Following the success of this season Lily was ... Read more

Ode to Man

by Emma Mary Hall

PLAYLAB INDIE NEW RELEASE
THEMES: Masculinity, Feminism, Equality
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult

"I asked men to tell me what a real man is. I asked my father. I asked the man I sat next to in Year 11 Chemistry. I asked a man ... Read more