Young regional scriptwriters feature in new release publication: This Was Urgent Yesterday

A collection of monologue scripts written by and for young people from regional Australia is now in print with the publication of This Was Urgent Yesterday.

Giving voice to regional stories and the next generation of playwrights, This Was Urgent Yesterday reflects the lives and experiences of regional young people, with themes of identity and friendship, grief and loss, and first love.

The culmination of a nine-day writer’s residency, Writing Place, co-ordinated by Country Arts SA and Carclew in 2019, in conjunction with Australian Theatre for Young People. The book features scripts from 14 young writers aged 18 – 25 expressly for young performers and includes:

It’s Not A Bad Word by Emma Richardson
This Is Yours by Lily Hensby
Abyss by Isidora Pandilovska
Crossroads and Dusty Boots by Jordan Clayden-Lewis
Like Butter by Wallea Eaglehawk
I Wore Heels, So She Wore Heels by Lisa Semmler
Australian Strays by Rebecca Duke
All But You Who Looked At Me And Smiled by Charlotte Smith
On Burning Day by Michal I. Hughes
I Need Gourmet by Danielle Aquilina
The Appointment by Rosemary Cann
I Found You by Cate Robbins
Swallows by Betty Sweetlove
Where Does It Hurt? by Alex Travers

It’s hoped the scripts will be available to be accessed and produced by schools and youth theatres around the country. Purchase the publication from the Currency Press website here.

Publication Party

With the young writers living regionally and Australia-wide, the book launch will be held as an online Publication Party, live-streamed on Thursday 4 June 7 – 8.30 pm (ACST).  Everyone is welcome to join and meet the writers.  See further information and to register to attend below.

This Was Urgent Yesterday
Publication Party
Livestreamed via YouTube & Facebook
7 – 8:30pm (ACST), Thursday 4 June
The event is free to join and everyone is welcome
Register HERE
Join the Facebook event HERE