Charlie returns from his travels to the bizarre, nightmare world of his family's cane farm; to his cowed, terrified mother, his crazy-dog brother and the gruesome house ghost. A raw, compelling story with unpredictable characters exacting redemption through dealing with the anguished ghosts of the past. "Grossetti unleashes his wild, strange, audacious imagination... Dogs inspires confidence and optimism in our theatre." Sun-Herald - Timeout 1998

  • naturalistic drama
  • 45
  • 4 total
  • 1 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 16

EXTRACT: Why'd you come back Charlie? You made it out. You ran free. I was that dead dog you saw on that day. I was that first dead dog. I was a human transformed into a mutt. They killed me Charlie. I used to walk and talk. I used to breathe. I used to work. They cut me down. They lay me in the ground. They put me into the earth.


Male | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 17

EXTRACT: You're scared aren't you Jack? I can see those crimes in your eyes. That head is heavy isn't old dog. You'll be running soon. You can feel it can't you. You can feel your skin begin to crawl. You'll be running. Your legs will be tired but you'll keep running through those overgrown fields.

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