by Nathan Maynard
Photo: Simon Pynt

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by Nathan Maynard

This script is part of the Australian Plays Education Resources Collection

This script is part of the Yellamundie Collection


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Aboriginal playwright Nathan Maynard presents a hilarious portrait of the Duncans, a family bursting with love and always up for a laugh. They’re back on Big Dog Island, a speck of land in Bass Strait, for the annual mutton-bird harvest. Hatchets are buried, secrets told, pranks pulled and birds plucked.

But this year, things are different. One generation is giving way to the next, the youngsters have their own way of doing things, and government regulation is making its presence felt - even on this remote patch of earth.

Maynard knows those hot, cramped work sheds first hand. His play is sharp as a tack and blunt as a brick.

Annette Downs in conversation with Nathan Maynard about The Season:

This title appears in:

BlakStage: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Plays

Green Room Awards - Best Production - Tasmania Performs (2018 winner)

The Tasmanian Theatre Awards - BEST WRITING (2018 winner)

Tasmanian Theatre Awards - OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (2018 nominee)

KATE CHALLIS RAKA AWARD - Commended (2017 nominee)

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