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EMILY SHEEHAN is an award-winning playwright and theatre maker. Emily completed her Masters in Playwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2015 where she was awarded a creative scholarship, and her Bachelor of Arts (Acting) in 2011. Her first play Hell’s Canyon won the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award, and was a showcased play in Playwriting Australia’s 2016 National Play Festival at The Malthouse Theatre. Her second play, Daisy Moon Was Born This Way, was commissioned and produced by The Joan as part of their 2017 season. Her third play, versions of us, was commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre and performed at the Ralph Wilson Theatre in 2017.

Emily has worked as a script assessor for Playwriting Australia, and as a dramaturgy intern with Melbourne Theatre Company. In 2014, Emily undertook a six-month traineeship in script assessment and new play development with Playwriting Australia. Emily is directing Faster at Canberra Youth Theatre in 2018, a new work co-devised with the cast.

Hell's Canyon
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Hell's Canyon

Emily Sheehan
“Sometimes there are things you can’t forget about, even when you try. They just pop into your brain outta nowhere. Walking home, or in line at the canteen, or when we were making out before. It smacks you right in the face. Right outta nowhere. I don’t know what’s so wrong about remembering.”

Caitlin and Oscar are hiding out in a motel in the middle of the Australian outback. No one knows they’re there, and seventeen-year-old Caitlin won’t tell fifteen-year-old Oscar why she’s running. They’re out of money and the only thing they have on them is a rare and valuable graphic novel, Hell’s Canyon. But Oscar doesn’t want to sell it. Not for this. Not for anything.

Hell’s Canyon is a play that celebrates everything magical about being a young person, the tenacity of teenage friendship, and our ability to transcend tragedy by reaching for the sublime.
Cast : 1F, 1M
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-246-6 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB