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Stick (2013)

Read The Original Monologue
STICK was developed as part of THE VOICES PROJECT.


“They told me I’d be getting sick, but actually I’m just getting awesome.”

In a local support group, Louise shares a darkly comic perspective on what’s it like to be a teenage girl with Crohn’s Disease.
Sometimes it’s easier to reveal yourself to strangers.


Written by playwright Carolyn Burns, STICK is a raw, honest, sensitive and at times painfully funny account of the turmoil of emotions experienced by a teenage girl when diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. STICK was directed by Martha Goddard as part of THE VOICES PROJECT from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp).

Writer Caroyn Burns, director Martha Goddard and performer Emma Campbell talk about the writing and making of STICK below.

Emma Campbell as Louise (Read an interview with Emma, here)

Directed by Martha Goddard (Read an interview with Martha, here)
From the original monologue STICK by Carolyn Burns (Read an interview with Carolyn, here)

Producer: Dan Prichard
Cinematographer: Ross Giardina
 Editor: Rocky Amaranto
Sound Designer: Lawrence Horne
Composer: Nick Alexander

For more information on Crohn’s Disease, visit:
Listen to Carolyn, Martha and Emma talking about the making of STICK, alongside the HUNGER creative team, below.

Watch HUNGER, by Brooke Robinson, here.

Watch BOOT, by Joanna Erskine, here.

Watch LITTLE LOVE, by Jessica Bellamy, here.