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

Professional productions:

  • Griffin Theatre Company, The Stable

  • Philip Street Theatre

  • Q Theatre

  • Hunter Valley Theatre Company​

  • Theatre ACT

Awards: 

  • Best New Play Nomination - Sydney Morning Herald

Skillful 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

© 2020 by Ned Manning.