'Tamara and Jasyn are in love. Tamara is fourteen. Jasyn lives with Aunty and his brother Dane is in prison for dealing. Jasyn wants to take Tamara to the formal, but he hasn't got the cash.
'In a world of absent mothers and missing fathers, Mrs Petchell battles to keep another year of students out of the ranks of the vanished. The Outsiders is on the syllabus again, but instead of Socs and Greasers, this is the world of Speds and Skanks - fuelled by Red Bull and powered by iPods. It can be hard to find your own rhythm when everyone is marching to the beat of a different drum.' (From the publisher's website.)
First produced by Griffin Theatre in a coproduction with atyp and HotHouse Theatre at SBW Stables Theatre Kings Cross, New South Wales, 22 April - 4 June 2011.
Director: Lee Lewis.
Designer: Justin Nardella.
Lighting Designer: Ross Graham.
Sound Designer and Composer: Stefan Gregory.
Cast: Camilla Ah Kin, Sophie Hensser, Kirk Page, and Meyne Wyatt.