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For We The Young

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Title: For We The Young
Author: Kruckemeyer, Finegan
Price: $34.99

Finegan Kruckmeyer is one of Australia’s most acclaimed playwrights — writing for children — with 92 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into eight languages.

He has received over 35 awards for his work.

He writes strong and respectful work for children, works that acknowledges them as astute audience members outside the plays, and worthy subjects within each play in this collection offers very teachable concepts and ideas for the classroom or co-curricular context.

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries , This Girl Does Nothing

Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.

Cast: 4-30 performers


Oslo Rogers has a very fun mum called Ruthy, and lives in a very fun town called Mellingong. But now a very unfun problem (called a big approaching storm) is forcing everyone to head for The Clondike, the big town hall on the hill. And they can only take a few important things each: ‘love luggage’, Ruthy calls it. And she’s a milk-lady, and owns a milk-float, and those can hold lots of love luggage… if you pack them right. So Oslo sets out to help the people of Mellingong, and to discover the things they love the most – the things you would save from a storm.

Cast: 2-15 performers

My Robot

When Ophelia’s family decide to move to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, or the people, or the farawayness of the life she once knew. But she does like inventing. So when a mysterious box full of gadgets, and a strange note that reads ‘You Make Me’ arrives in her bedroom one night… she invents a solution. Together Ophelia and her robot friend Olivetti (played in its world premiere production by an actual robot!) will thwart bullies, build bridges and enact daring rescues on angry oceans, along the way learning that if one piece goes missing it can take a great effort, to find that lost something and fill up the gap. But sometimes the answer’s not to look where you left it – but to make something new. And be happy with that.

Cast: 2 performers

The Snow

When an epic snowfall imprisons the residents of the tiny village of Kishka, young Theodore Sutton proposes the villagers build a catapult to fling him and six of the village’s bravest and strongest out in search of a solution. The catapult hastily assembled, Theodore and the heroes are launched over the snow and into the grandest of adventures. Whimsical and humorous, dark and mysterious, heartfelt and sincere, this play weaves a fantastical Grimmsian tale for the entire family.

Cast: 15-30 performers

Where Words Once Were

Set in a dystopian time where language is rationed, a sentence can get you sentenced and the silent are rising, our young hero Orhan discovers that a word can change the world.

Cast: 5-30 performers

Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 04/03/2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760622763
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping
For We The Young