npf16 playreadings

Over four days, we present public readings of a selection of the most dynamic new plays in Australia from our leading artists and freshest new voices.

Arki loves playing war games online. He’s also just beat up his English teacher. His psychologist thinks it’s PTSD. Before long Arki’s hanging out with returned soldier, and Sayf, who runs the best Afghan restaurant in Dandenong.
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In 1973 a science laboratory was launched into earth’s outer orbit. The exact nature of the experiments conducted on Skylab were top secret. Then, one day it started falling back to earth.
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One Woman. Four Men. She could be with any of them; on a date at the Gold Coast, watching a suburban football match, moving into an apartment in Albert Park, or at forty, happily married with a nine-year-old son living in Campsie.
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Someone is looking at you. Your return their gaze and your heart starts knocking at your ribs. They’re not looking away.
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Caitlin and Oscar are hiding out in a motel in the Australian outback. No one knows they’re there, and seventeen-year-old Caitlin won’t tell fifteen-year-old Oscar why she’s kidnapped him. They’re out of money and things are starting to get weird.
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PJ moves to a remote country town to take up a teaching job as part of a prestigious re-training program. She is assigned a difficult student, Sam. She finds herself forging a bond with her ward; he becomes not only a student but a project with a particular fascination.
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A showcase of the most exciting new Asian-Australian Playwrights, Katrina Graham, Shari Indriani, Ngoc Phan and Natesha Somasundaram.
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A showcase of three recent works from our New Zealand neighbours; Ache by Pip Hall, Manawa by Jamie McCaskill and Like Sex by Nathan Joe.
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