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Michael Swordfish  

Michael Swordfish $20.90 ex GST
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'You read about those kids who know they don't belong. They are in some kind of prison until they turn 18, stuck in the backseat of the car between two kids who do belong.'

What would happen if someone you knew disappeared? How would you react? How would your school react? An assembly called, a footy game postponed, a class interrupted. But who is Michael Swordfish? And who knows where he’s gone?

For two years award-winning playwright Lachlan Philpott collaborated with students from Newington College, Sydney, to bring their voices and worlds to life. Michael Swordfish is the exciting product of this collaboration: a play that traverses the tumultuous landscape of the teenage experience with a sober truth and darkly comic voice.

Winner of the AWGIE Award for Youth and Community Theatre (2017).

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Cast : 9M

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-083-7 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB


Lachlan Philpott is a theatre writer, director and teacher. He graduated from UNSW (BA Hons Theatre and Film), The Victorian College of the Arts (Post-Grad Dip, Directing Theatre) and NIDA Playwrights’ Studio. He was Artistic Director of Tantrum Theatre in Newcastle, writer-in-residence at Red Stitch in Melbourne and the Literary Associate at ATYP. 

His plays have been performed across Australia as well as Ireland, the UK and USA. Plays include Air Torture, Bustown, Bison, Catapult, Colder, Due Monday, Running Under the Sprinkler.

In 2012  Silent Disco won the Stage Award at the 45th annual AWGIE Awards.

In 2014 Lachlan was named the winner of the inaugural Inscription Fulbright Playwriting Scholarship.

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