Angela Betzien’s The Shot engages audiences in the profession and ethics of photojournalism by questioning if these type of images are exploitative, or actually create awareness and empower change.
Originally written for Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project, The Shot, is a play constructed with an inherent flexible structure for classroom application and a wide variety of young performers. Other The Scene Project plays includes Wisdom by David Burton, The Fledglings by Maxine Mellor and Good Grief by Merlynn Tong.
On board flight 404 a photojournalist settles in for another normal journey, but when their fellow passengers start seeming a little too familiar they’re forced to confront the subjects from all the photos they’ve shot across the years.
Faced with a career’s worth of documented trauma, conflict, hardship, and grief the photojournalist, stuck in a tin can thirty thousand feet in the air, is forced to question the ethics of bringing about change one photo at a time.
Created for Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project, The Shot is purpose built for classrooms encouraging drama students to engage in the creative process and performance building from rehearsal to presentation.
The Shot was first produced by Queensland Theatre as part of The Scene Project premiering at the Bille Brown Theatre on Tuesday July 23, 2019.
ISBN: 978 1 922424 50 1