Platform looks at the lives of young people as they struggle in an economic and political climate which promises them no future. Despair and competitiveness are the order of the day and dreams are few. But young people, as vulnerable as they are, are resilient, single-minded and can do nothing but look to the future.The lives of eight young people are played out on the platform of a modern, ugly suburban train station. Cast number is 8 or more.

  • drama
  • 70
  • 8 total
  • 3 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • women
  • 12 to 16, 18+
  • teen, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 45

EXTRACT: ..I started to cry. But not because I wanted to. I didn't want to at all. I cried because I knew that it made it him feel better. I knew that if I cried he wouldn't be so angry. So I cried, I cried a lot. I said I was sorry. I said I was sick. I said I was selfish. And, I said I would stop. And be with him. Just the two of us. God I cried and all the time I was thinking how I could get us in the car again and back to the city.

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