SYNOPSIS Sayn is an Australian doctor in a war zone. She has been rescued from an explosion by a young soldier, Bir. Bir is seventeen and has been a child soldier since he was eleven. He has saved her because she is a doctor, but if he finds she is an American spy, he’ll have no hesitation in blowing her head off.
Harriers explores Australia’s involvement in other countries, training militia and providing arms and then abandoning the rebel forces we’ve trained, leaving them to be decimated to decimate others.
Harriers was first glimpsed as a play-reading at the Queensland Theatre Company. In 2007 it had a season at Brisbane’s Metro Arts as part of their Independents Season.
Published alongside Magda’s Fascination with Wax Cats by Maxine Mellor, Post Office Rose by Linda Hassall, and The Knowing of Mary Poppins by Marcel Dorney, Leah Mercer et al in the collection Independent Brisbane: Four Plays