Seven playwrights. Fifteen plays. Short plays, but whole worlds contained in them. Huge windows into the minds and times of seven extraordinary writers for the theatre.
These award-winning playwrights—Donna Abela, Vanessa Bates, Hilary Bell, Noëlle Janaczewska, Verity Laughton, Ned Manning and Catherine Zimdahl—collectively known as 7-ON, have collaborated over multiple projects since they banded together in 2005.
Gathered here for the first time, Sharp Darts is a selection of some of 7-ON’s best short works, chamber pieces for the stage and for audio.
They take us from a lonely caravan on the edge of the ocean, to the footy oval of our teenage tragedies, a soulless suburban shopping mall, a futuristic island with its own language, a boat on a river in the deep deep dark, across a nostalgic backyard fence, inside the implosion of a dynasty, and beyond.
These sharp, pointed portraits of Australia by some of our country’s best playwrights are by turns dark, funny, surprising, moving and political, but above all inspiring in their vision and creativity.
Publication: Currency Press 2021