Citizen X single work   drama   - 9 scenes
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Imagine if your destiny was to abandon your country, many of your family, all that was precious, in order to save your life and the lives of those you love.

Elections have been fought over them, the newspapers are full them. We know them by their labels - asylum seekers, detainees, and queue jumpers. We know of their attempts to gain our attention - suicides, hunger strikes, breakouts. But what do we know of their humanity, the situations they have fled or the ordeals they continue to endure?Some Australians have reached out and made contact by writing to detainees. The letters they have received in response make up the basis of the script of CITIZEN X.'

Source: Playbill introduction.

Notes

  • Based on letters sent from inside Australian detention centres (Woomera, Port Hedland, Villawood, Curtin) to Australian citizens.

Production Details

  • First performed by Sidetrack Performance Group and Carnevale at Sidetrack's Studio, Marrickville, on 24 September 2002. Director: Don Mamouney

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Introduction to Citizen X Jane R. Goodall , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 42 2003; (p. 26-29)
No Shelter in Old Letters Victoria Laurie , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 November 2003; (p. 26)

— Review of Citizen X Sidetrack Performance Group 2003 single work drama
The Voiceless Speak, With Varying Success Stephen Dunne , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 October 2002; (p. 18)

— Review of Citizen X Sidetrack Performance Group 2003 single work drama
The Voiceless Speak, With Varying Success Stephen Dunne , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 October 2002; (p. 18)

— Review of Citizen X Sidetrack Performance Group 2003 single work drama
No Shelter in Old Letters Victoria Laurie , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 November 2003; (p. 26)

— Review of Citizen X Sidetrack Performance Group 2003 single work drama
Introduction to Citizen X Jane R. Goodall , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 42 2003; (p. 26-29)
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