Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse.

Intoxication is a post-dramatic patchwork that explores how the intense fear of being alone rules modern society, and how one person’s loneliness is symptomatic of everyone’s problem. It’s a play about the ways in which technological anxiety have seeped so far into the everyday that it now seems strange to not be anxious – a play about a world where questions like “am I being weird if I text this person twice?” and “you liked my profile picture from 2012 – what does that mean?” are the norm, and overthinking reigns supreme.

  • post-dramatic
  • 65
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • lgbtqia+
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Gender Unspecified | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 12

EXTRACT: My cover photo on Facebook reads: “I AM NOT AFRAID.” I found it on someone’s Tumblr and uploaded it, feeling particularly courageous at the time. Actually. I made it myself. It’s the name of a song I really like; but admitting that is distressing. Like nobody can actually just be genuine and honestly like something, that blindly simple. Everything has to have a deeper meaning; as deep as the holes from that earthquake in Tanzania that killed a hundred thousand citizens and levelled the city. Just plain liking things is fucking passé. I’m afraid of a lot of things.

Adult language, Adult themes


Gender Unspecified | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 29

EXTRACT: One day we’ll wake up and wonder how we thought we could live like this, how we just made it work for so long. Like, this morning: I woke up and checked Facebook before I even realised what was going on. My eyes were still blurry and sleep-encrusted but my fingers knew exactly what to do; were making their way there before I could consider stopping them… and I didn’t.

Adult language, Adult themes

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