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Rising by Hannah Belanszky, Madeleine Border, Emily Burton, Lauren Sherritt and Sarah Wilson

$25.95

THEMES: Climate Change, Extinction, Politics and Governance
LENGTH: 90 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 20s–40s
CAST SIZE: 3
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years


Sea levels, displacements, poverty… who is listening?

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Description

Rising by Hannah Belanszky, Madeleine Border, Emily Burton, Lauren Sherritt and Sarah Wilson is an ambitious new work responding to the looming ecological crisis in an effort to find equality and balance.

SYNOPSIS

Facing imminent environmental, economic and social collapse, through rising sea levels, scarcity of food and fresh water, and open conflict between Government and Rebel forces, a remote island country is at a tipping point.

When a bomb explodes killing civilians and UN peacekeepers the pressure mounts for definitive action to solve this ecological and humanitarian crisis, but the competing visions of the Nation’s future have no room for compromise. Among the widespread chaos, five individual stories of integrity, idealism, justice, compassion and hope emerge.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Rising was commissioned and first produced by Playlab Theatre presented in association with Metro Arts premiering at the New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts on February 3, 2021.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 28 0

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

Education Notes

The Education Notes for Rising is written and compiled by Stephanie Tudor.

QLD DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 1 – Linear
  • Unit 3 – Theatre for Social Comment
NSW DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Topic 3 – The Voice of Women in Theatre
VIC DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 2 – Australian Identity
WA DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 4 – Contemporary and Devised Drama
TAS DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Area 1 – Skill Development
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