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Us or Them

2 Female 4 Male

If the playground is potentially explosive, the staffroom is a full on war zone. Us or Them takes us inside the workings of a state high school. Students and teachers battle for survival in an environment that forces regimentation and creates tension. The human being is reduced to role playing in the playground, staffroom and in staff meetings. And when the teachers let their hair down the results are catastrophic. Written twenty years ago, Us or Them remains scarily relevant.

Publication

Currency Press

Australianplays.org

Production

Griffin Theatre Company, The Stable

Philip Street Theatre

Q Theatre

Hunter Valley Theatre Company

 

Reviews

“Skilful as entertainment with a tough line of harshly
funny dialogue”

Harry Kippax
Sydney Morning Herald

“Should be compulsory viewing for all those knockers who continually whinge about what a cushy job teaching is”

Michael Hourihan

“Best New Play”

Sun Herald