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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Asylum
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Lally Black is a psychiatrist who struggles to keep the lid on her doubts about her own funds of compassion. Yu Siying is a Chinese woman who has caught HIV in Australia. Afraid of China's judgement, Siying has one last chance to claim asylum, and believes Lally is the key to her appeal. Lally finds herself enticed into an imagined China, unfolding in the gulf between herself and Siying, causing her to acknowledge the threads that run between complacency and brutality'. (Publisher's blurb)

Production Details

  • 'Asylum' underwent a workshop and reading in 2002, supported by Playworks and the Sidney Myer Fund. It was first produced by La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, 15 March - 1 April 2007. Season directed by Jan Woollard.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2005
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2008 .
      Extent: 54p.
      Written as: Kit Lazaroo
      ISBN: 9780868198293 (pbk.)
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Asylum for La Mama Chris Kohn , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , February/March vol. 30 no. 1 2008; (p. 36)
Untitled John Bailey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Asylum Catherine Lazaroo , 2005 single work drama
Untitled John Bailey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Asylum Catherine Lazaroo , 2005 single work drama
Asylum for La Mama Chris Kohn , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , February/March vol. 30 no. 1 2008; (p. 36)
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