The Shot

by Angela Betzien

Somewhere in the world, a photojournalist boards a flight and brings all their baggage with them.

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Description

Angela Betzien’s The Shot engages audiences in the profession and ethics of photojournalism by questioning if these type of images are exploitative, or actually create awareness and empower change.

Originally written for Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project, The Shot, is a play constructed with an inherent flexible structure for classroom application and a wide variety of young performers. Other The Scene Project plays includes Wisdom by David Burton, The Fledglings by Maxine Mellor and Good Grief by Merlynn Tong.

SYNOPSIS

On board flight 404 a photojournalist settles in for another normal journey, but when their fellow passengers start seeming a little too familiar they’re forced to confront the subjects from all the photos they’ve shot across the years.

Faced with a career’s worth of documented trauma, conflict, hardship, and grief the photojournalist, stuck in a tin can thirty thousand feet in the air, is forced to question the ethics of bringing about change one photo at a time.

Created for Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project, The Shot is purpose built for classrooms encouraging drama students to engage in the creative process and performance building from rehearsal to presentation.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Shot was first produced by Queensland Theatre as part of The Scene Project premiering at the Bille Brown Theatre on Tuesday July 23, 2019.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 50 1

Education Notes

QLD DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 2 – Magical Realism
  • Unit 2 – Australian Gothic
  • Unit 3 – Theatre for Social Comment
NSW DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Topic 3 – The Voice of Women in Theatre
VIC DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 3 – Devised Ensemble Theatre
WA DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Unit 4 – Contemporary and Devised Drama
TAS DRAMA SYLLABUS CONNECTIONS
  • Area 2 – Ensemble Performance

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