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Hell's Canyon

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Title: Hell's Canyon
Author: Sheehan, Emily
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Hell's Canyon
Emily Sheehan

“Sometimes there are things you can’t forget about, even when
you try. They just pop into your brain outta nowhere. Walking
home, or in line at the canteen, or when we were making out
before. It smacks you right in the face. Right outta nowhere. I
don’t know what’s so wrong about remembering.”

Caitlin and Oscar are hiding out in a motel in the middle of the
Australian outback. No one knows they’re there, and
seventeen-year-old Caitlin won’t tell fifteen-year-old Oscar
why she’s running. They’re out of money and the only thing
they have on them is a rare and valuable graphic novel, Hell’s
Canyon. But Oscar doesn’t want to sell it. Not for this. Not for

Hell’s Canyon is a play that celebrates everything magical
about being a young person, the tenacity of teenage friendship,
and our ability to transcend tragedy by reaching for the

Cast : 1F, 1M

EMILY SHEEHAN is an award-winning playwright and
theatre maker. Emily completed her Masters in Playwriting at
the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2015 where she
was awarded a creative scholarship, and her Bachelor of Arts
(Acting) in 2011. Her first play Hell’s Canyon won the Rodney
Seaborn Playwrights Award, was shortlisted for the Patrick
White Playwrights Award, and was a showcased play in
Playwriting Australia’s 2016 National Play Festival at The
Malthouse Theatre. Her second play, Daisy Moon Was Born
This Way, was commissioned and produced by The Joan as part
of their 2017 season. Her third play, versions of us, was
commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre and performed at
the Ralph Wilson Theatre in 2017.
Emily has worked as a script assessor for Playwriting
Australia, and as a dramaturgy intern with Melbourne Theatre
Company. In 2014, Emily undertook a six-month traineeship
in script assessment and new play development with
Playwriting Australia. Emily is directing Faster at Canberra
Youth Theatre in 2018, a new work co-devised with the cast.

Publication date: 01/10/2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760622466
Publishing status: Active
Hell's Canyon