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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Bison
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'Originally written in 2000, Bison is witty, confronting and honest in its take-no-prisoners look at the real lives of today's gay men. Examining aspects of contemporary queer relationships such as virtual identity, monogamy, bareback sex and ageism, Bison strips back, sucks out and spits at the herd-like behaviour of the gay male habitat and the rules that govern the "scene."' (Source: PlayLab Press website)

Production Details

  • Bison has undergone several major rewrites. The first version was originally performed in Melbourne in August 2000. It was directed by Alyson Campbell.
    The final version of Bison premiered at The Studio, The Drama and Film Centre, Queen's University Belfast on 13 November 2009, as part of OUTburst Queer Arts Festival.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Bison [and] Colder Lachlan Philpott , Brisbane : Playlab , 2010 Z1778057 2010 selected work drama Two powerful plays from a challenging new theatrical voice.
    Originally written in 2000, Bison is witty, confronting and honest in its take-no-prisoners look at the real lives of today's gay men. Examining aspects of contemporary queer relationships such as virtual identity, monogamy, bareback sex and ageism, Bison strips back, sucks out and spits at the herd-like behaviour of the gay male habitat and the rules that govern the 'scene'.
    Colder. A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he's found. Years later his life seems normal; stable; happy. But something about that day haunts him. Something about that day remains unresolved. And then, he disappears again ... Colder explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog of purgatory that engulfs those left behind. (Source: Publisher's website)
    Brisbane : Playlab , 2010
    pg. 13-68

Works about this Work

Translating 'Gaytown': The Collision of Global and Local in Bringing Australian Queer Play Bison to Belfast Alyson Campbell , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , no. 59 2011; (p. [141]-155)
'June 2008, Iris Robinson - MP, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) member, and wife of Northern Ireland's controversy when she stated in a radio interview that homosexuality was an virtues of the ex-gay mission.' Alyson Campbell.
Translating 'Gaytown': The Collision of Global and Local in Bringing Australian Queer Play Bison to Belfast Alyson Campbell , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , no. 59 2011; (p. [141]-155)
'June 2008, Iris Robinson - MP, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) member, and wife of Northern Ireland's controversy when she stated in a radio interview that homosexuality was an virtues of the ex-gay mission.' Alyson Campbell.
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