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QLD Unit 3 (Challenge) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 3 (Challenge).

Selected texts are inclusive of the drama styles: Theatre for Social Comment and Epic Theatre, and include texts by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All texts explore our understanding of humanity over time and question the world with political, social, philosophical and economic frameworks.

Bukal by Andrea James with Henrietta Marrie

From the heart of Cairns Yidinji people comes the inspiring story of a courageous woman who set out to change the world.

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

Experience the compelling real stories of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations.

Wisdom by David Burton

A dark comedy about eternal youth.

Viral by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

What is the price of internet fame?

Undertow by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

Undertow is an honest and powerful look at the hidden forces, beneath the surface that move us and determine the choices we make and the actions we take.

Fuel by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

When fuel is added to the fire, who will get burnt?

Description

 

 

 

Bukal by Andrea James with Henrietta Marrie

GENRE: Theatre for Social Comment
THEMES: Culture & Heritage, Generational Storytelling
LENGTH:
60 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
3-4
SYNOPSIS:
From the heart of Cairns Yidinji people comes the inspiring story of a courageous woman who set out to change the world. Bukal is the imagining of social justice warrior, traditional owner, elder, mother and internationally recognised academic Henrietta Marrie’s extraordinary life realised on stage. This is a story of resilience, of passion that is ignited from the fire inside, of great adventure, of never giving up, and most importantly of connection.

 

 


 

 

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

GENRE: Theatre for Social Comment
THEMES: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Immigration
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 7
SYNOPSIS: Experience the compelling real stories of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations. Created from verbatim accounts from refugees and people seeking asylum. The Village showcases the cultural diversity of Australia and honors the courage, strength and determination of the women, men and children who have made Australia their new home.

 

 

 


 

 

Wisdom by David Burton

GENRE: Theatre for Social Comment
THEMES: Civic Responsibility, Political Agency, Youth & Aging
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS: The Government has given us eternal youth, and we should be eternally grateful. In the not too distant future, coming-of-age is a little different. Thanks to a fantastic scientific discovery, wisdom no longer comes with age. Wisdom now comes with a strict pharmaceutical regimen, and it’s all government mandated. But an idyllic, strictly regulated existence free of the shackles of aging isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When side effects start to spread and citizens become aware of the lengths the state will go to maintain order, the only answer is revolution.

 

 


 

 

Viral by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

GENRE: Epic Theatre
THEMES: Fame, Communication, Behaviour
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS: You are sitting on the bus on the way home from a hard days work, quietly minding your own business when an argument breaks out. You overhear that the disagreement is racially motivated. The argument heats up and the threat of violence increases. A young girl takes out a mobile phone and starts to film the event. What do you do? Do you continue to sit quietly? Do you speak up and risk becoming the victim of a violent attack? When you get home that evening you get online to realise the footage from the event has gone Viral.

 

 


 

 

Undertow by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

GENRE: Epic Theatre
THEMES:
 Resilience, Mental Health , Relationships and Identity
LENGTH: 50 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS:
Centering around a high school community, the show follows a group of individuals, from a range of backgrounds, all dealing with their own unique challenge. Shock Therapy’s Undertow is an honest and powerful look at the hidden forces, beneath the surface that move us and determine the choices we make and the actions we take.

 


 

 

Fuel by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

GENRE: Epic Theatre
THEMES: Domestic Abuse, Control, Toxic Masculinity, Patriarchal Systems
LENGTH:
55 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
Large Cast
SYNOPSIS:
Seb and Ivy are in a new relationship and are crazy about each other. They’re always together. What begins as bright young love deteriorates into obsession, control, need and destruction. Exploring the ideas of toxic young relationships, coercive control and patriarchal systems, this hard-hitting show weaves together political satire and psychological drama.

 

 


 

Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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