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D.I.Y. single work   drama   - One act
Alternative title: D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself)
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 D.I.Y.
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

D.I.Y. is not set in any particular time or place. C-Man, retired to a deckchair with his newspaper, is disturbed by the arrival of B-man who begins to build a strange structure nearby. The two, who are initially at loggerheads, 'build' a relationship over time and eventually collaborate on the construction. Building of various kinds is one of the themes of this absurdist piece, with boxes being a central motif: B-Man 'picks a box' which determines his fate, the two protagonists have a 'box-in' match to settle their differences and, ultimately, they get 'boxed-in' by their structure. An idiosyncratic use of language is an important part of the world of the play.

Notes

  • Included in The Australian Script Centre's '99 Collection', a showcase of the work registered with the Centre, located in Hobart, in 1998.

Production Details

  • Produced by La Mama at the Carlton Courthouse Theatre, Melbourne, 11-28 March 1998.

    Directed by Caroline Stacey.

    Cast: John Flaus and Adam May.

    1999 Public reading at the Australian Script Centre, Hobart.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1995

Works about this Work

DIY Kim Trengove , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 March 1998;

— Review of D.I.Y. Steve Taylor , Kevin Densley , 1995 single work drama
D. I.n Review Y. Felicity Ballard , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Forte Magazine , 19 March 1998;

— Review of D.I.Y. Steve Taylor , Kevin Densley , 1995 single work drama
D. I.n Review Y. Felicity Ballard , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Forte Magazine , 19 March 1998;

— Review of D.I.Y. Steve Taylor , Kevin Densley , 1995 single work drama
DIY Kim Trengove , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 March 1998;

— Review of D.I.Y. Steve Taylor , Kevin Densley , 1995 single work drama
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