The only rule they broke was liking each other.

Milly and Brian are in Grade 7. They are going to high school soon and everything seems to be changing. They’re not sure about anything anymore – least of all their first kiss. How do you do it? Who do you do it with? Why has it turned into such a big deal anyway? Their friends think the school fancy dress dance is the perfect place for them to figure it out!

But things at the dance don’t go to plan. A rumored kiss sparks a little lie that turns into a huge mass media event. And trying to clear their names only makes it more complicated.

When did the transition from primary to high school become more complicated than figuring out how to kiss?

Written Stephen Davis, Tranzitions is the first installment in the Coming of Age series also including Juice and Blurred.

  • comedic drama
  • 0
  • 10 total
  • 9 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • culturally and linguistically diverse
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18
  • young adult, teen
  • Playlab


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Female | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 30

EXTRACT: And the thought of Brian. I mean, Brian was sweet and all and cute, but I don't know, it was Brian. Brian. Jeez. So, it the was the day before the school dance. We were in class the second last day of school. And I was packing it. I was packing it a lot. This was the last day on earth of me being a kissing virgin. I remember I said this to Paula and she said, "Just think of it as an adventure, Milly. Just think of it as an adventure."


Male | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 49

EXTRACT: It was the night of the dance. I'd showered three times. Washed my hair four times. I'd even used my Mum's razor to shave the top layer of skin off my face. I truly imagined there was hair there. I remember wiping down the mirror in the bathroom. I stood there just wrapped in a towel. Two towels actually. One around my waist and one around my head. I'd seen my mum do it. And if she did it before a date, that was the thing to do.


Male | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 22

EXTRACT: I remember my first kiss. I'd never thought it would come ...I erm, had wanted to do it for ages. And I'd wanted to do it with one person in particular, you know? I liked this person, this girl for so long. We'd been all the way through primary school together and erm. I'd sent her Valentine's Day cards, you know. Grade Five, Grade Six and Grade Seven. I honestly believed she had no idea it was me who was giving it, you know. I'd written it with my left hand.


Gender Unspecified | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 10

EXTRACT: Now the reason we choose to start our show in the rehearsal room is you the audience are going to take an active part in the drama. That doesn't mean getting onstage and making a fool of yourself you know... wearing stupid costumes, making you do stupid things, oh no, we would never make you do that. (The actor teachers step forward.) What we're going to do is refine you, make you feel safe. Costume you in delicate fabrics which will make you all look so stunningly beautiful.

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