I’m a clown. I know that now. I make people laugh. I make people scream. I make people throw up lasagne in the toilet for half an hour. I make them change phone numbers. I make them tell their friends to tell me it’s not my fault, that sometimes… these things happen.
OUT OF PLACE is the latest instalment in THE VOICES PROJECT, atyp’s overwhelmingly successful program designed to nurture and showcase the talents of Australia’s best young playwrights. OUT OF PLACE is a beautifully crafted collection of seven-minute monologues exploring ideas of place and belonging and presenting young characters that laugh, tease and tell stories to make your toes curl.
A girl is caught between worlds when she finds a photo of her grandfather in a cultural exhibit. Alison has had to make a lunch-time switch from cafés to mangroves while Quinn is coming to terms with growing green hair and size 19 feet.
Director Paige Rattray (The Sea Project, Dirtyland) and some of Sydney’s most exciting young actors, bring these monologues to life, with clarity, imagination and a dynamic theatricality. With each piece taking a captivating look at what happens when people are placed just outside their comfort zone, this is young Australian playwriting at its very best.
The Out of Place monologues are available for purchase, here.
Thanks to the Westside Writers’ group and Bankstown Youth Development Service.