By the writers of the 2017 National Studio
"This collection of ten short plays by young Australians may be named Chrysalis, but not only does it feature talent brimming with awesome potential, it showcases some surprisingly mature work that is already soaring with splendour. To witness such youthful triumph is indeed breathtaking."
I loved the idea of being grown up, you know?
And I’m not. To anybody. Not to parents, not to kids.
All of the burden and none of the respect and that middle ground is really hurting me...
... I think I killed Benny.
from The Witch in the Window by Alexander Lee-Rekers
Intersection is a collection of short plays written by the most exciting young playwrights in the country. A meeting point of young lives travelling very different routes, the production offers a unique snapshot of modern Australia. Critically acclaimed in its first incarnation, it returns to explore the excitement, terror and electricity of being seventeen.
Each year ATYP brings together 20 young writers from across the country and challenges them to create stories that speak to the experience of being seventeen years old in Australia, here and now. Directed by rising star of Sydney theatre Rachel Chant Intersection 2018: Chrysalis features an exceptional cast of young actors, creating a compelling, complex mosaic of modern life for young Australians.
ATYP will continue our relationship with Currency Press, who will publish the pieces in one book so they can be performed by young people for years to come.
National Studio Writers 2017: Genevieve Atkins, Madison Behringer, Joseph Brown, Michael Andrew Collins, Pippa Ellams, Stuart Fong, Harry Goodlet, Liz Hobart, Steffan Lazar, Alexander Lee-Rekers, Samantha Maclean, Imogen McCluskey, Madelaine Nunn, Rhiannon Petersen, Julia Rorke, David Stewart, Phoebe Sullivan, Jean Tong and Gretel Vella.
National Studio Mentors 2017: Michelle Lee, Stephen Carleton and Mary Rachel Brown
Director: Rachel Chant
Set & Costume Design: Tyler Hawkins
Lighting Design: Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Sound Design and Composer: Brett Smith
Assistant Director: Rebecca Blake
Dramaturg: Jane FitzGerald
Stage Manager: Karina McKenzie
Cast: Brenton Bell, Anika Bhatia, Caitlin Burley, Jeremi Campese, Claire Crighton, Benjamin Tarlinton, Clare Taylor, Margaret Thanos.
Age Recommendation 14+
Warnings: Strong language and sexual references
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Actor: Monica Kumar
Photography: Luke Stambouliah
Design: Justin Stambouliah