Rated X


Rated X is a performance which explores the often taboo subject of youth depression and its dire consequence - suicide. This is a narrative play which focuses on the lives of three teenagers and how they deal with the different pressures in their lives. The script was produced as a collaboration between writer, cast and the co-directors of the play - Jeremy Rice and Katrina Douglas. It was also developed in consultation with health professionals to ensure appropriate content.

  • drama
  • 70
  • 8 total
  • 6 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 44

EXTRACT: That's good. I'm so pleased to meet someone who understands....Does your mother do that to you? She says I'm dirty and that I don't wash enough. She criticises my clothes. She says I'll never have a boyfriend/ This is great. I feel I can really talk to you. Your so much nicer than my mother. I'm Samantha. What's your name?/ Could I have your telephone number?/ You will ring won't you? This really is your telephone number isn't it? Do you mind -can you show me some identification?

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