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The Land Mine Is Me by David Burton and Claire Christian


THEMES: Adolescence, Crisis
LENGTH: 90 Minutes
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years
CAST SIZE: 9+ Cast Members

“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day…

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Talking To Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble

Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

Driving Into Walls by Suzie Miller

Making out, fighting, laughing, dancing and confessing … Drawn from over 500 starkly honest and highly confidential interviews with West Australian teenagers, this intimate and confronting play draws back the curtain on what it means to be young in our modern, media-driven society.


There’s a bomb in the school. The bomb is going to explode. Do you know who did it?

The Land Mine is Me is a comic and contemporary take on the life of an adolescent. The school has been evacuated and we meet the misfits, the perfectionists, the drama queens and the socially awkward. More than an angst riddled exploration of “teenage issues”, The Land Mine is Me asks the audience to consider, how far do you have to push before someone explodes?


The Land Mine is Me was originally commissioned by Queensland Theatre Company in 2014 as part of the Scene Project, where it was used as an educational performance text by over 170 Queensland students as well as presented by professional creatives and performers.

The Land Mine is Me was then re-written for the 2015 Queensland Theatre Company Senior Youth Ensemble. The production premiered at the Bille Brown Studio on July 2, 2015. This is the version published in this volume.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 21 8

Published as part of The Kaboom Collection alongside Orbit by David Burton.

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

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