How do you grieve for someone you shared a life with, when that life was a lie? When a woman loses her husband in shocking circumstances that simultaneously expose his elaborate double life on the swingers scene, the impact is inconceivable. With the use of a giant drawing-board, in a beautifully rendered, intimate atmosphere, the woman recreates key memories of their lost relationship, grappling with the complex nature of love, identity and betrayal. Inspired by a true story, Waking Up Dead is raw and potent theatre.

  • drama
  • 55
  • 2 total
  • 1 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • women
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
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EXTRACT: I can feel his heat as the queue starts to move and he steps closer. There’s an unspoken, powerful connection. I know it. He knows it. This is quite possibly the most erotic moment of my entire life…

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