25 Down

Jordan, Richard (2009) 25 Down. Brisbane, Playlab Press.

Author Jordan, Richard
Title 25 Down
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Playlab Press
Publication date 2009
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This 2008 Queensland Premiere’s Drama Award winner was presented as part of the Q150 celebrations. A strictly generation Y play, it has broader applications than its gay focus.
It glided unobtrusively onto the stage and at the end, slid away equally quietly.
The mood was one of aimlessness and compliance, of an intelligent generation so indoctrinated for changing careers and diminishing opportunities that they waft through life adapting to anything life throws at them.
The most disturbing aspect (from my point of view) is their apparent lack of understanding about building relationships, morality, and community. While genYs are better informed about sex, its diversity and dangers, they are represented as accepting, passionless and not very successful in that important part of their lives.
Richard Jordan examines relationships between three twenty-somethings and older people, in none of which the younger character appears confident or purposeful.
Bruce McKinven made a pertinent point in designing an unpainted acting space, expansive and sparsely furnished, a perceptive metaphor for the lives depicted in this piece.
Keyword Dramatic narratives
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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