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Stephen Sewell has been responsible for some of the most provocative and electrifying Australian plays of the past twenty-five years. Among those published by Currency are The Father We Loved on a Beach by the Sea, The Blind Giant is Dancing, Traitors, Dust, The Garden of Granddaughters, The Sick Room and Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America. Recent plays include The Secret Death of Salvador Dali, The Three Furies and It Just Stopped. He has written a number of screenplays, including the acclaimed The Boys, adapted from Gordon Graham's play of the same name, both of which are published by Currency Press.

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Blind Giant is Dancing, The
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Blind Giant is Dancing, The

Stephen Sewell
 
Sewell’s passionate examination of the way political power can corrupt the individual and society at large is now published in a radically revised edition following its revival at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney in 1995.

 

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Cast : 10M, 6F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-492-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Boys, The (screenplay)
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Boys, The (screenplay)

Stephen Sewell
 

Based on the controversial stage play by Gordon Graham, The Boys is an unflinching analysis of the violence that lurks in Australian society. 

Returning home from prison, Brett sets about re-establishing control over his wayward brothers as he searches for an act the three brothers can participate in jointly, and thereby violate norms.

The play of The Boys is also available.

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-569-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
It Just Stopped / Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America
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It Just Stopped / Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America

Two Plays

Stephen Sewell
 
It Just Stopped
A savage comedy of manners, It Just Stopped explores our relationship to art, globalisation, death, technology, America, Campari, cardboard boxes and slavery. Sewell’s play is funny and shocking in turn. It holds the mirror up to the things we value today and asks the questions: what will we value the day the world just stops, and what would we be willing to trade for our own survival?


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Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America
Written with searing passion and dazzling momentum, Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America reverberates with the aftershocks of September 11. With compelling drive and theatrical daring, we are swept from cocktails at the Guggenheim to the hungry vacuum of Ground Zero. Stephen Sewell demands answers to some of the most urgent questions of our times. Where is the line between patriotism and nationalism? What happens when the Land of the Free makes such uncompromising statements as: ‘You’re either with us or against us’?


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Cast : It Just Stopped - 2M, 2F ; Myth Prop & Disaster in Nazi Germany - 5M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-817-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Sick Room, The
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Sick Room, The

Stephen Sewell
 
The Sick Room unites three generations of a family under the one roof to care for the terminally ill teenager, Kate. As Kate faces impending death, the other family members also find themselves confronting their own lives.

 

Cast : 4M, 3F
Performance Rights : reception@marqueemgt.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-585-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Traitors
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Traitors

Stephen Sewell
 
Set in Russia in 1927 against the background of unrest at the dawn of Stalinism, Traitors charts the triumph of paranoia and betrayal over truth and innocence, as it simultaneously examines conflicts between the personal and the political.

Cast : 3M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-413-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB