SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a security officer goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news. KISS. In the car park of a small-town Woolies, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss.
Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and included on the VCE Drama Playlist for 2022, this new play is from multi-award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni (Merciless Gods). SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kickstart a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?
Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, SLAP.BANG.KISS. is an MTC Next Stage commission for the company’s acclaimed families and education program.