The Violent Outburst That Drew Me to You

‘Funny without being patronising, and serious without seeming earnest… Violent Outburst develops a hallucinatory quality which, given Connor’s swirling brain chemistry, feels just right’

Sydney Morning  Herald

‘This is a beautifully written and structured play… It lets young students know that they are not alone, they are loved and there is hope’

Independent Theatre Association, Western Australia


Sixteen year old Connor is angry. He doesn’t know why, and he doesn’t know where to direct it. People and things he once liked annoy him. As the anger doesn’t like others, Connor is left in a forest, for a week, by himself, to calm down. But it turns out, the anger has travelled with him.

Then a girl called Lotte walks into the woods.  And it turns out, she is angry too… 

awards

2015 Published by Currency Press
2014 Australian Writers Guild Award: Best Theatre for Young Audiences
2014 Finalist, Sydney Theatre Critics Award: Best Production, Young People

CAST SIZE

3 or more actors
Previous seasons: 5 performers, 3F, 2M

AUDIENCE SIZE

For ages fourteen and up, all the way to adult (frequent coarse language)

length

60-90 minutes

SEASONS

2017

Brighton Secondary School, Adelaide, Australia

2016

Hand in Hand Theatre, Western Australia (produced by Hand in Hand)

2015

Corrugated Iron, Darwin, Australia

2014

Griffin Theatre, Sydney, Australia

2013

Riverside Theatre, Sydney, Australia

Unknown

 

Interview on ABC Radio National – Life Matters with Natasha Mitchell

First produced


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