I’m addicted. I’m sick. I’ve been diagnosed, I’ve got all the symptoms and no amount of medicine or bed-rest is going to stop me from getting what I want, getting more of what I want, getting all of what I want. Power. REAL POWER.
Election season is upon us! When the incumbent President of the University Student Council mysteriously steps down, new players must enter the arena. But behind the three-word slogans and non-core promises lies an underbelly of secret deals and divided loyalties, corruption and ambition; all designed to win the hearts and minds of the student body.
Following an entire election cycle within a prestigious university, How To Vote! explores the treacherous political landscape of campus life, and what happens when you put the word ‘student’ before journalism, politics and theatre.
Commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre, this whip-smart political comedy by Julian Larnach is an epic exploration of power and what it takes to wrestle it from your enemies’ cold, dead hands—all while scraping through your end-of-semester exams.