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Embers

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Title: Embers
Author: Decent, Campion
Price: $23.95

Cast: 4M 3F (can have a cast of up to 50 + chorus)
Character Ages: 20 - 60
Length: 1.5 hrs approximately
Target Audience: Middle Years / Senior Years / Adult
Style: Verbatim
Themes: Bushfire; Victoria and Gippsland 2003 bushfires

"A towering important new Australian play that speaks to our hearts from the hearts of our countryment." - The Daily Telegraph

SYNOPSIS
In January 2003, a dry storm ignited over 80 fires in Victoria’s Northeast and Gippsland. Based on interviews with residents of the region, Campion Decent has fashioned an extraordinary account of the fires. The heart stopping tales of survival, the courage and endurance of communities put to the test, the chilling evocations of the wave of heat that roared through untouched valleys, and the mountains of sandwiches volunteers anxiously prepared. Gripping, lyrical, and deeply moving, Embers is the story of a fire – and the people who conquered it.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
Embers was first produced by HotHouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company in July 2006. Winner of the 2007 Queensland Premier’s Literacy Award for Drama (Stage) Script and the 2007 AWGIE Award for Community and Youth Theatre.

PLAYWRIGHT
Campion Decent has worked in the arts for more than 20 years, most recently as Artistic Director of HotHouse Theatre. His work as a writer includes the award-winning Embers [HotHouse Theatre & Sydney Theatre Company (2006)/National tour (2009)/ ABC Radio (2012)], Shootings [ABC Radio], Baby X [Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras/CDP/Playbox], Three Winters Green [Mardi Gras] and the Judi Connelli cabaret Back to Before [New York/Australian tour]. Previous appointments include Literary Manager at Sydney Theatre Company, Artistic Director of Next Wave Festival and Festival Director for Mardi Gras. As a dramaturg he has worked with many writers including Jane Bodie, Rosalba Clemente, Wesley Enoch, Kate Mulvany and Bojana Novakovic.

Selected for the Unit 4 Theatre Studies Playlist in Victoria.


Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780908156931
Publishing status: Active (web)
Embers