Tough Beauty

A play about young female perpetrated violence. Learn more on the Tough Beauty website.

‘A raw and honest look at female violence’                             

Daily Telegraph, Australia


There’s the girl who’s new. There’s the quiet girl. There’s the girl with no boyfriend. And the one with too many. There’s the girl who looks different, the girl who’s asking for it. And there’s the girl who’s just looking at me wrong. She doesn’t even know she is, but she is.

And then there’s me. The girl who’s scared of nothing. The girl they say rumours about. Like the time she put Stef Chambers’ head through the screen door, or the time she got caught with a knife, or the time a massive year 12 hit her in the mouth, and the blood ran between her teeth, and she just smiled. She smiled like it was just someone saying hello.

And then she said hello back.

AWARDS

2015, Published academic paper by Georg Olms Verlag
2015, Discussed work at the Drama Australia Forum
2015, Academic paper at ITYARN Forum, ASSITEJ World Congress
2014, Finalist, Australian Writers Guild Award: Best Community Theatre

length

60 minutes

SEASONS

2014

Monkey Baa Theatre, Sydney, Australia
(produced by Monkey Baa Theatre/Casula Powerhouse)

2013

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
(produced by Casula Powerhouse)

 

Casula Powerhouse production 2013, starring Danielle Baynes, Kate Englefield, Nicole Dimitriadis, Rebecca Hitch and Karina Gonzales

FIRST PRODUCED

  • Commissioned/first produced by Casula Powerhouse, 2013
  • First directed by, and devised with, Claudia Chidiac
  • Developed in consultation with students from various Western Sydney high schools

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