The students wrote and performed original monologues after examining a number of famous speeches and protest songs. settling on a cause, issue, or experience that they wanted to give voice to.
GUINNIE RANDALL – FAST CAR
Inspired by Tracy Champan’s song, Fast Car, Guinnie has looked at the experience of living with an alcoholic parent and has created a pieces with two voices: a daughter talking to her passed out father, and the addiction itself.
NISSA BRENNAN – WORD OF GOD
Nissa’s initial starting point was Alex the Astronaut’s song, Not Worth Hiding, and her piece became an exploration of what it might be like to be God, dealing with the myriad ideas and viewpoints people attach to religion. In this piece, God speaks to the angels.
OLIVIA WYLDE – THE ARRIVAL
Inspired by Shaun Tan’s book, The Arrival, Olivia has explored some of the experiences of refugees. This piece takes place in three phases and explores her character’s past, present and future. Olivia also wrote a beautiful song in response to this text.
JUSTIN DANIELS – ME WITH ADHD
Condemned to a lunchtime writing session, Justin put pen to paper and wrote like the wind, articulating and sharing his experience of growing up with ADHD.
BELLE ASHFORD – CONFUSED FREEDOM
Inspired by Lana Del Ray’s songs, Belle’s piece takes place in three phases and explores the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of one woman.
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