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TAS Unit 2 (Dramatic Texts) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 2 (Dramatic Texts).

Selected texts are inclusive of several types of dramatic texts including monologues and playscripts. All texts can be used in conjunction with teaching and learning the elements of drama.

Talking To Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble

Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

Follow Me Home by Lewis Treston

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

Forgiveness by Piri Eddy

A tragedy about what we cannot forgive in the people we love.

Forgiveness by Piri Eddy and Strata by Peter Beaglehole is published as part of a collection.

The Monologue Collective

Written for Teenagers by Teenagers. 

Dear Adults... by Virag Dombay & Harry Fritsch

Why won't the grown-ups listen to me?

The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams

Unconditional love. Rookie error.

Description

 

 

Talking to Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble 

GENRE: Playscript
THEMES: Young People, Coming of Age, Parenting
LENGTH: 60 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
Large Cast 
SYNOPSIS:
Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

 

 


 

 

Follow Me Home by Lewis Treston

GENRE: Playscript
THEMES:
Youth Homelessness, Honesty & Courage, Stability & Perseverance
LENGTH: 90 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: Large Cast
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?

 

 

 


 

 

Forgiveness by Piri Eddy

GENRE: Playscript
THEMES:
Intergeneration Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Isolation
LENGTH: 75 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: 5
SYNOPSIS:
 Forgiveness looks at the consequences of avoiding our past and into the underbelly of violence within an ordinary Australian family. Weaving between the interior landscape of thoughts and the visceral and external experience of grief and loss, we find this family crumbling under the weight of toxic masculinity.

 

 


 

 

The Monologue Collective

GENRE: Monologue
THEMES: Toxic Masculinity, Queer Love, Neurodiversity
LENGTH: 6-8 minutes per monologue
SYNOPSIS: Placing teenagers at the forefront of telling their own stories, ‘The Monologue Collective’ gives voice to teenagers and explores topics that our teens are passionate about. The collection includes stories of queer love, neurodiversity, toxic masculinity and meeting your crazy mum at schoolies. ‘The Monologue Collective’ highlighting the community, humour and humility of Australian young people.

 

 


 

 

Dear Adults by Virag Dombay and Harry Fritsch

GENRE: Playscript
THEMES: Youth, Agency, Authenticity
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
Large Cast
SYNOPSIS:
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.

 

 


 

 

The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams 

GENRE: Playscript
THEMES:
Acceptance, Appreciation & Gratitude, Mother & Daughter Relationships 
LENGTH: 60 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: 1
SYNOPSIS:
Pippa comes from a showbiz family. Her father was a cabaret star and her mother, Barbara, was a showgirl. But Pippa, like so many of us, loses sight of the person that is her Mum. This show goes to redress the balance, with an apology to her Mum and everyone’s Mum, who often becomes invisible once children arrive. If you’re a Mum or daughter, or somebody’s child, this work will resonate.

 

 


 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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