PLAYLAB'S NSW SYLLABUS SUGGESTIONS 2022

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
LENGTH: 150 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 18+
CAST SIZE: 9
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Students


In this four act play, On Our Selection by Steele Rudd follows ... Read more