A sitcom-reject, set in cyberspace, Virgins and Cowboys is a play about a 20-something dude stuck in a dead-end job who meets two women online – both of whom are virgins. As he sets out on a bizarre self-assigned mission to ‘be the one who…’, the internet, the past, the future, and the stage smash together and everything crumbles around them. This twisted premise is used to examine male entitlement, the women they bulldoze, the violence of language, and a demographic of people spat out of the other end of the information age – those in a futile and relentless pursuit of happiness.

  • dark comedy, contemporary performance
  • 80
  • 5 total
  • 2 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 11

EXTRACT: This is a list of words I’m uncomfortable with. And I’d prefer you didn’t say them to me. Pause. So I’m just gonna say them now. I’m gonna list them out, all together now. Okay? Okay, here it is. Um. Lube, poon, blow chunks, diarrhea, penis, vagina, clitoris, maxi pad, pussy (unless it’s a cat), bone, boner, cum, sperm, splooge, jiz and, and, and the last one... I can’t even say the last one. Lots of people have trouble with the word moist for some reason, but I’m fine with it. Also, I am a vegetarian. .

Adult themes


Female | 20s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 56

EXTRACT: Okay. So when it happened. Well. He put his hand here, on my waist and closed his eyes really, really tight and then moved his head towards mine and it was coming at me with eyes closed no going back so I just kissed him back and his tongue would dart into my mouth and then out and sometimes it would make a circle.

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"Virgins and Cowboys is both brilliant and unpredictable", Five Stars, Time Out Melbourne.



"Coming of age tale scrutinises male behaviour" - SMH

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