Tabula Rasa! is made up of three scenarios that take a disturbing and beautiful look at modern reproduction, gender and sexuality. In Scenario One (Children) a couple wrestle with unexpected pregnancy, in Scenario Two (Baby/Doll) a young woman with post-natal depression talks to her childhood doll and in Scenario Three (Vanish Club) a young man entrenched in the world of nightclub sleaze, contemplates what could have been after his girlfriend has an abortion. Blending heightened language, tenderness and a touch of the surreal Tabula Rasa! explores people at odds with themselves and the reality of bringing a child into the world.

"The writing shows great range and depth throughout but really hit hard with the first work, CHILDREN."

  • heightened realism/surrealism
  • 45
  • 5 total
  • 3 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Guy Who Runs The Club

Male | 30s | over 10 minutes
Starts on page 20

EXTRACT: Last night though. The last night will be good. Everyone who's ever been here will come! They fucking love this place./ This night. A real turn out. A real fucking good night!/And so I say cheers./And hope you have a good night./Get a drink. Snog someone./ There are a lot of good looking girls./ Use your muscles. Get drunk. Have a puke. Dance some more./Run away from the country you were born in./ Vanish

Adult language

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