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Dear Adults… by Virag Dombay & Harry Fritsch



THEMES: Youth, Agency, Authenticity
LENGTH: 60 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 6 years – 16 years
SUITABLE FOR: Primary & Middle years

Why won’t the grown-ups listen to me?


Dear Adults... by Virag Dombay & Harry Fritsch uses the theatrical device of letter writing to explore different dynamics between children and adults. It gives voice to young people and raise their questions and concerns.


Based on real-life stories and perspective from young people aged 6-18, the verbatim theatre work Dear Adults… shares the ideas, concerns and thoughts of young people about the world, and express their opinions which have often been silenced. This thought-provoking work empowers young people with agency and the confidence to ask the burning questions of our next generation. Audiences listen to their concerns and then are invited to write their own letter to share directly with an adult/child in their lives or leave in the Dear Adults… mailbox.


Dear Adults… was first produced as part of the Brisbane Anywhere Festival at Arcana, May 21-22, 2021.

ISBN: 978-1-76161-022-6


DRAMA (Year 7/8) 

Combine the elements of drama in devised and scripted drama to explore and develop issues, ideas and themes (ACADRM040)


Perform devised and scripted drama maintaining commitment to role (ACADRM044)


Analyse how the elements of drama have been combined in devised and scripted drama to convey different forms, performance styles and dramatic meaning (ACADRR045)


ENGLISH (Year 8) 

Create imaginative … texts that raise issues … and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate (ACELY1736)


Interpret and analyse language choices, including sentence patterns, dialogue, imagery and other language features, in short stories, literary essays and plays (ACELT1767)


Experiment with particular language features drawn from different types of texts, including combinations of language and visual choices to create new texts (ACELT1768)


Recognise and explain differing viewpoints about the world, cultures, individual people and concerns represented in texts (ACELT1807)

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