Much like an Australian pilgrim's progress dream play, Bloodwood focuses on a young woman's search for her father. She leaves her overprotective mother and travels across a harsh Australian city where she becomes embroiled in bigotry, racism, sexism, corruption and sexual violence, until finally she is reunited with her father. This is a classic quest, a journey which also serves as a metaphor for growing into tolerance.

  • non-naturalistic poetic drama/dance/music
  • 90
  • 17 total
  • 10 female identifying, 7 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre



PDF download (60KB) of notes on 'Bloodwood' by Anni Finsterer.

PLEASE NOTE: This page contains links to files that have been sourced, and websites that are maintained by other businesses and organisations. Please refer to our terms of use.

Search for details of past productions at

AusStage provides an accessible research facility for investigating live performance in Australia.

Search by play title and/or playwright name
Results will open in a new window

PLEASE NOTE: You will be directed to for search results; Australian Plays Transform is not responsible for their completeness. Refer to our terms of use.

SKU: ASC-168 Category:

We acknowledge that we live and create on unceded lands. We pay our respects to the First Peoples of Australia, and to their elders past, present and future.

© Australian Plays Transform 2024