The Seven Needs sequence   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Food. Shelter. Sex. Safety. Belonging. Respect. Spirit. Seven simple desires. And seven ten-minute plays to respond to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. These unique, ephemeral plays provide intriguing companions for selected Griffin productions. In keeping with Maslow’s theory, they will be presented individually throughout the season – to absorb, process and accumulate over time.' Source: www.griffintheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 10/06/2010).

Notes

  • All seven plays were produced by Griffin Theatre Company in 2007.

Includes

Spirit Donna Abela , 2007 single work drama
— Appears in: Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage 2009; (p. 53-60)
Respect Verity Laughton , 2009 single work drama
— Appears in: Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage 2009; (p. 43-51)
Belonging Ned Manning , 2007 single work drama
— Appears in: Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage 2009; (p. 33-42)
F.R.G.S. Noelle Janaczewska , 2007 single work drama
— Appears in: Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage 2009; (p. 25-31)
Shelter Hilary Bell , 2001 single work drama
— Appears in: Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage 2009; (p. 11-18)
'Kate discovers her 85-year-old mother has gambled away her life's savings and sold Kate' s flat out from under her. Unable to agree on anything, Kate suggests an alarming solution to the problem of where Mother should live. Source: /www.rgm.com.au (Sighted 08/11/2010).
Hunger Vanessa Bates , 2007 single work drama
— Appears in: Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage 2009; (p. 3-10)
Left Breathless A Question (Sex) Catherine Zimdahl , 2007 single work drama
— Appears in: Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage 2009; (p. 19-24)

'Sometimes you are married to a stranger. Sometimes marriage is stranger than anything.

'A barrister and his wife explore the complexities of a marriage from very different points of view. "He" is dealing on a daily basis with relationships on the verge of collapse, seemingly unaware that his own marriage may also be vulnerable. "She" hopes to find the answers to her endless questions by shopping.'

Source: ABC Radio National's Airplay website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/
Sighted: 12/07/2009

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2009 Z1630303 2009 anthology drama 'Over three years, Australia's new writing theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, presented fourteen unique short plays across its mainstage seasons. Short Circuit is a collection of these new dazzling works. Short Circuit was featured at Griffin Theatre Company's 30 year celebrations at the SBW Stables Theatre. The collection includes recent award-winning authors Nicki Bloom (2008 Patrick White Playwright's Award), Noëlle Janaczewska (2009 AWGIE) along with other multi-award-winning authors.' (From the publisher's website.) Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2009 pg. 3-60
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