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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Short Circuit : Fourteen Short Plays for the Stage
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'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.)


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* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Hunger, Vanessa Bates , 2007 single work drama (p. 3-10)
The Seven Needs, 7-On , 2009 sequence drama
'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: (Sighted 10/06/2010).
(p. 3-60)
Shelter, Hilary Bell , 2001 single work drama
'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: / (Sighted 08/11/2010).
(p. 11-18)
Left Breathless A Question (Sex), Catherine Zimdahl , 2007 single work drama

'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,
Sighted: 12/07/2009

(p. 19-24)
F.R.G.S., Noëlle Janaczewska , 2007 single work drama (p. 25-31)
Belonging, Ned Manning , 2007 single work drama (p. 33-42)
Respect, Verity Laughton , 2009 single work drama (p. 43-51)
Spirit, Donna Abela , 2007 single work drama (p. 53-60)
Seasons, 2009 sequence drama (p. 61-92)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2009 .
      Extent: 122p.
      • Introduction by Nick Marchand, Artistic Director, Griffin Theatre Company.
      ISBN: 9780868198668 (pbk.)
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