A girl wakes one morning. A morning just like any other. And as she shovels down her breakfast she looks out the kitchen window, out to the east, to where the sun has just risen, to the forest that lies just beyond her back fence. And for a moment she sees something. A boy. A young man.

Her mother snaps her from her day dream, telling her to “go find your father, and tell him his breakfast is getting cold!”. She heads outside into the brisk cold morning to discover her father at the front gate in the distance, talking to someone… a person… who looks like a goat, but has the face of a man.

Using the Grimm’s fairy tale of the handless maiden as a starting point, and told in four parts, Silver tells the strange and beautiful tale of a young girl as she goes in search of stillness lost.

Silver is a solo piece that runs for about 50 minutes.

  • poetic monologue
  • 50
  • 1 total
  • 1 female identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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