PLAYLAB'S NSW SYLLABUS SUGGESTIONS 2021

TOPIC 8: SIGNIFICANT PLAYS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

In order to assist educators and students further explore significant theatrical works that shifted and influenced the theatrical paradigm of the 20th century we suggest On Our Selection by Steel Rudd. On Our Selection is the earliest Australian play to still hold a place in the national repertoire and not only does it’s gritty and witty characterisation of Australia’s national identity still resonate with audiences, it was written and produced during a time in our history when their was little-to-no interest in putting Australian stories on stage. This is truely a trail blazing of the Australian theatrical canon.


On Our Selection

by Steele Rudd

THEMES: Australia, Triumph Over Adversity, Revenge, Family, Home
CHARACTER AGES: 18+
LENGTH: 2.5 Hours
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years
CAST SIZE: 9+ Cast Members

Dad Rudd is having a tough time on the selection. Old man Carey is demanding money that he just doesn't have, but Kate is heading off to Brisbane to bring ... Read more