y The Seed single work   drama   - Two acts
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Meet Rose Maloney. Her dad Danny went to Vietnam. Her grandfather Brian is ex-IRA. Today is their collective birthday. From this intimate reunion, The Seed opens itself up over and over again until a silent family battle becomes a national story about finding new life amongst the rubble of old wars. This play has a very special kind of honesty and humour to it which sorts the great lies we buy into from the reality we live through.' (Publisher's blurb)

Adaptations

form y The Seed Kate Mulvany , Australia : 2017 10434156 2017 single work film/TV

Production Details

  • First produced by Mimmam productions for B Sharp at the Downstairs Belvoir Street Theatre from 19 July to 12 August 2007. Director: Iain Sinclair.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Making of a Really Great Play, Eamon Flack , 2008 single work criticism (p. vii-xi)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      2008 .
      Extent: 82 leavesp.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Belvoir final performance draft February, 2008.
      • Typescript.
      Series: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts series - publisher

      A collection in the Fryer Library at The University of Queensland of manuscript film and play scripts.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H2586

Works about this Work

Class Action Robin Usher , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 May 2013; (p. 6-7)
Trauma and Getting on in Kate Mulvany's The Seed and Helen Pearse-Otene's Ka Mate, Ka Ora Jaimee Edwards , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'Through reading Kate Mulvany's The Seed and Helen Pearse-Otene's Ka Mate, Ka Ora, two plays by and about children of Vietnam War veterans, this essay gives an alternative account of trauma from dominant trauma theories.Turning over models in which the traumatised subject is characterised as being disconnected from themselves and others, this essay traces the way second and third generation subjects who were born into a scene of trauma understand their condition as being one of radical connectivity. This awareness influences the way the characters in these plays cope with the material and emotional burdens of war and how this informs their strategy for survival in ordinary life.' (Publisher's blurb)
Toxic Blood Ties Thrust a Hidden Vietnam War Legacy Cntre Stage Robin Usher , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 February 2012; (p. 13)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
A World in Grains of Whiskey Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 February 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Strong Idea Directed off Course Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 February 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Deaf and Dumb Michael Connor , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 56 no. 4 2012; (p. 78-81)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
MTC Rolls out Big Guns for Season Robin Usher , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 September 2011; (p. 19)
The Seed of a True War Story Lynne Minion , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 May 2009; (p. 6-7)
Family and War in Tour de Force Aaron Ridgway , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 May 2009; (p. 9)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Planting a Seed Lyn Mills , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 may 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
A Soldier's Daughter Jane Scott , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 22 - 28 April no. 731 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
The Making of a Really Great Play Eamon Flack , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Seed 2008; (p. vii-xi)
Reunion Tale Is Top Notch Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 February 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Playwright Proves She's Ready for a Fight against the Wars That Never End Andrew Taylor , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 July 2007; (p. 21)
The Truth Shall Set You Free Katrina Lobley , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 July 2007; (p. 5)
Journey into Family History Goes off with a Bang Stephen Dunne , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Family at War, Spoils to Writer Jason Blake , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 July 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Playwright Unpacks Family's War-Time Baggage for Winning Work Lenny Ann Low , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 October 2004; (p. 7)
Playwright Sows Seed of her Own Comeback Jane Albert , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 October 2004; (p. 3)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Playwright Sows Seed of her Own Comeback Jane Albert , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 October 2004; (p. 3)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Journey into Family History Goes off with a Bang Stephen Dunne , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Family at War, Spoils to Writer Jason Blake , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 July 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Reunion Tale Is Top Notch Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 February 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Family and War in Tour de Force Aaron Ridgway , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 May 2009; (p. 9)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Planting a Seed Lyn Mills , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 may 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
A Soldier's Daughter Jane Scott , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 22 - 28 April no. 731 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Toxic Blood Ties Thrust a Hidden Vietnam War Legacy Cntre Stage Robin Usher , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 February 2012; (p. 13)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
A World in Grains of Whiskey Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 February 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Strong Idea Directed off Course Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 February 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Deaf and Dumb Michael Connor , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 56 no. 4 2012; (p. 78-81)

— Review of The Seed Kate Mulvany 2008 single work drama
Playwright Unpacks Family's War-Time Baggage for Winning Work Lenny Ann Low , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 October 2004; (p. 7)
Playwright Proves She's Ready for a Fight against the Wars That Never End Andrew Taylor , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 July 2007; (p. 21)
The Truth Shall Set You Free Katrina Lobley , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 July 2007; (p. 5)
The Making of a Really Great Play Eamon Flack , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Seed 2008; (p. vii-xi)
The Seed of a True War Story Lynne Minion , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 May 2009; (p. 6-7)
MTC Rolls out Big Guns for Season Robin Usher , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 September 2011; (p. 19)
Class Action Robin Usher , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 May 2013; (p. 6-7)
Trauma and Getting on in Kate Mulvany's The Seed and Helen Pearse-Otene's Ka Mate, Ka Ora Jaimee Edwards , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'Through reading Kate Mulvany's The Seed and Helen Pearse-Otene's Ka Mate, Ka Ora, two plays by and about children of Vietnam War veterans, this essay gives an alternative account of trauma from dominant trauma theories.Turning over models in which the traumatised subject is characterised as being disconnected from themselves and others, this essay traces the way second and third generation subjects who were born into a scene of trauma understand their condition as being one of radical connectivity. This awareness influences the way the characters in these plays cope with the material and emotional burdens of war and how this informs their strategy for survival in ordinary life.' (Publisher's blurb)

Awards

2008 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2008 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Drama Script (Stage)
2007 shortlisted Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work Shortlisted for the 2007 Mimmam Productions/B Sharp production.
2007 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Independent Production Winner for the 2007 Mimmam Productions/B Sharp production.
2004 winner Philip Parsons Young Playwrights' Award
Last amended 13 May 2009 09:23:43
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