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QLD Unit 1 (Share) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 1 (Share).

Selected texts represent both linear and non-linear stories, and include both stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those from the Asia-Pacific region.

White China by Therese Collie

Go against the tide to find what is lost.

Follow Me Home by Lewis Treston

“I've never told my friends about my story.”

Unprecedented by Campion Decent

I don’t hold a hose, mate.

Face to Face by Emily Wells

Are you seriously going to sass me in my own apartment?

Barracking for the Umpire by Andrea Gibbs

Footy, Family and Fragility

From Campfire to Stage Light by David Bindi Hudson, with Kathryn Ash & Cindy Hudson

This story is laden with yarns and jewels of Hudson's life. 

Description

 

 

White China by Therese Collie

GENRE: Non-Linear
THEMES:
Chinese Australian Heritage, Family, Forgiveness
LENGTH:
90 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
5
SYNOPSIS:
 Lily has rediscovered her half sister Joy, who is desperate to uncover the resting place of their mother, Mary Wong. It is approaching Bi San, Ancestors’ Day, when Chinese traditionally worship the dead, but without knowing where her grave is, Joy is fearful that she will be cursed for shirking her duty. So, they begin their search by unpacking family lore and retracing historical steps.

 

 


 

 

 

Follow Me Home by Lewis Treston 

GENRE: Non-Linear 
THEMES: Youth Homelessness, Honesty & Courage, Stability & Perseverance
LENGTH:
90 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
3-4
SYNOPSIS:
Telling the truth, being honest and sharing your story takes guts. Real guts. How do you tell your friend she can’t sleep over anymore? Can you help a parent when she’s lost all hope? How can you strive for independence when the system is working against you? And what if just being honest means you’re out on the street? Full of heart, honesty and humanity, Follow Me Home reveals the strength, courage and the resilience of the young people behind the statistics.

 

 


 

 

Unprecedented by Campion Decent 

GENRE: Non-Linear
THEMES: Black Summer Bushfires (2019-20), Climate Emergencies, Disaster Response
LENGTH: 100 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS: Part verbatim, part history, and part polemic; Unprecedented poses urgent questions about our collective response to a devastating new scale of environmental disaster, and our capacity for resilience in the face of a growing climate emergency.

 

 

 


 

 

Face to Face by Emily Wells 

GENRE: Linear
THEMES:
Indigenous Culture & Community, Loss & Disconnection, Family & Relationship
LENGTH:
90 Minutes
NO.OF CHARACTERS:
2
SYNOPSIS:
Moxie, passion, drive; whatever you want to call it, Leila’s got it and it compelled her hundreds of kilometers from the remote country town she grew up in to the big city. It’s been a hard six years, but she’s so close to the success she craves, so close to her dreams of representing her community, so close to being an inspiration to the other girls back home just like her. However, her niece Maddie, has just shown up on her doorstep in the middle of the night, and she’s about to make her understand just how far she’s strayed from home.

 

 


 

 

Barracking the Umpire by Andrea Gibbs 

GENRE: Linear
THEMES:
Family, Male Vulnerability, Brain Inquires 
LENGTH:
90 minutes 
NO.OF CHARACTERS: 7

SYNOPSIS:
The Castle meets The Club in this original family drama that asks us: what are we willing to sacrifice for the great game? Doug Williams is the greatest footballer Donnybrook has ever seen. Hard as flint. Salt of the earth. Delveen, his wife has been by his side for years, through head knock after head knock.  The club want to honour Doug with a lifetime achievement award, so the kids are all flying home to join the celebration. But the sure hands of this once great player are starting to fumble the ball. 

 

 


 

 

Campfire to Stage Light by David Bini Hudson with Kathryn Ash & Cindy Hudson 

GENRE: Linear
THEMES:
Culture & Heritage, Indigenous Pride, Generational Storytelling
LENGTH:
60 Minutes
NO.OF CHARACTERS:
3
SYNOPSIS:
From Campfire to Stage Light is a culturally rich journey from Far North Queensland to throughout the world. This one-person play traverses David’s extraordinary life, from his childhood on an outback cattle station to world tours and unexpected moments, brought to life through his storytelling, songs, and traditions.

 

 

 


 

Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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