‘I dream about flying
I’m flying while
The world under me is—
Two teenagers fleeing unthinkable dangers find solace in each other amidst the unrelentingly damaging confines of an asylum seeker processing centre. Their new ‘home’ offers a kind of safety, but very little in the way of humanity, and less kindness.
Ninna Tersman’s writing is poetic, spare, and deeply human. She plays with theatrical form in many ways. The two actors in Parasites play the teenagers and a number of adults who impact their lives.
This is the tender story of young people in a desperate situation, yearning for hope and home.