Three plays that make a powerful statement on Australia’s relationship with
the environment in the shadow of global warming.
They Saw a Thylacine by
Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton
Out of the darkness, Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton
conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the
thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women
weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction. For this thylacine tracker
and this zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest not just to protect a threatened
creature, but themselves. Rebellious and gutsy, these women face life and fight
Extinction by Hannie Rayson
Extinction delves deep into the
heart of our own morals, choices and tightly-held convictions.
an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story. A wild,
rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a
passionate environmentalist and an unlikely Good Samaritan. Both are hell-bent
on saving the species, but intentions are murky. What will be compromised in
the quest to save the quoll? Nothing is black and white in this intriguing
story about love, sex, money and power.
The Honey Bees by Caleb Lewis
As the world’s honeybees disappear,
a family-owned apiary struggles to keep up with overseas demand. Driven by
matriarch Joan’s iron will, the business continues to grow. And then Melissa
arrives out of the blue.
The Honey Bees is a tale of Family and Empire; Action
and Consequences; and what happens when the bee finally stings.