Parramatta Girls

Parramatta Girls

Alana Valentine

Plays / Cultural / Australia

Based on the testimony of dozens of GTS old-girls and this vibrant play is a joyous and harrowing dramatisation of the experiences of eight inmates and their reunion forty years later. Interspersed with song and storytelling, this is a tribute to mischief and humour in the face of hardship and inequality.
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Cyberbile & Grounded

Cyberbile & Grounded

Alana Valentine

Plays / Cultural / Australia

Cyberbile is a candid, moving and sometimes shocking glimpse into the online world of today's teen generation. Based on interviews conducted by students, with teachers, parents and their fellow students, Cyberbile is a verbatim-based drama which speaks from and to the hearts of a Australia's young adults. Set against the backdrop of one of the most intriguing events in Newcastle's recent history—the grounding of the Pasha Bulka—Grounded is a coming of-age tale centred around Farrah, a young Novocastrian with a fascination for Newcastle's industrial port. Through her obsession we explore universal themes of isolation, belonging and identity and that time in your life when the obsessions of childhood get grounded in reality.
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