Roulette: 12 Dialogues


Edgy, provocative and emotionally honest, each of these twelve short plays explores the nuances and subtleties of a meeting between two people.

Based on the ancient Chinese cosmology, The Twelve Branches of Life, the plays are a revealing mosaic of human interaction across a range of emotional landscapes.

From a chance meeting between a man and a woman in a café, to the prodigal son who returns home to enslave a helpless older man, this fiercely intelligent writing illuminates moments of cruelty and beauty so often hidden when two people interact.

"It is modernity without formal structure, or even a hint of didacticism, but has a power that can make everyday language resonant with emotion and meaning... [it] may well be pointing to the future of Australian playwriting." - Helen Thomson, The Age

  • drama
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  • culturally and linguistically diverse
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Currency Press




VIDEO: Playwrights talk about finding their unique style and methodology, and the personal experiences that inspire their work. Raimondo Cortese, Hannie Rayson, Lally Katz and Jenny Kemp discuss the dramas of drama with Dr Denise Varney. Recorded at the Wheeler Centre in September 2011.

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