The Flies, well they like to observe.

They have learnt it is better to listen, then to speak...

Five teenagers watch on, feeling powerless, as their world slowly crumbles around them.

They are the eyes and ears of the school. They watch and comment from the sidelines.

A hybrid of Epic theatre, Feminist theatre, Physical theatre and Slam poetry collide, as the Flies begin to understand the violence, toxic masculinity and sexual violence that is their daily lives.

A play for those who desperately want to speak out and be heard!

  • epic, feminist & physical theatre
  • 40
  • 22 total
  • 11 female identifying, 11 male identifying
  • women, young people
  • 16 to 18
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Lone Girl 1

Female | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 8

EXTRACT: They call me big, every day. Like it's their job to assess me. Evaluate my parts. Like a used car. It's embedded in the system. The language. The way girls should look, be, act. Men are allowed to take up space. In fact, the more space they take up, the more we revere them. The bigger they are, the more presence they have. It means they're bear like, warrior like; royalty. But for a woman, it means taking up shameful space. It means I go to the bottom of the pile. The least likely to succeed, in life.

Lone Boy 1

Male | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 12

EXTRACT: The ability to play with time, means I would be able to hold my mother in my arms. I would hold her softly and I would tell her it's not her fault. I would tell her it's all the shit she's had to wade through. Gum boots full of shit. Rivers full of shit. And then I'd turn to him. I would make him kneel before me, and I'd say, some people are born with an evil seed that's planted in their heart. This tiny black, evil, seed. Sometimes, I worry I have it in me...

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