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Duty Free

Megarrity, David (2010) Duty Free. [Live Performance (Play)]

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          Description

          Duty Free is a large-cast script intended for a company of about ten young actors, with the facility for more performers.

          Combining monologue with blog, the soliloquy with the social networking update, Duty Free explores the overseas experience of Australia’s middle class – the ‘gap year’ when some young people go abroad to find themselves. It plays with the idea of identity formation in both lived and described experience.

          The characters push towards a mode of expression known as ‘parrhesia’; a kind of ‘…verbal activity where the speaker has a specific relation to truth through frankness’ (Michel Foucault Fearless Speech p19-20). Thematically, the script also draws on the idea of the ‘psychological moratorium’ described by developmental psychologist Erik Erikson (so good they named him twice) a time when ‘…a young person can freely experiment and explore – what may emerge is a firm sense of identity, an emotional and deep awareness of who he or she is’. (Richard Stevens, 1983 Erik Erikson: An Introduction p50).

          This is a new work, written and workshopped from June to November 2010. It’s been built specifically for the scope that undergraduate production work demands.

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          ID Code: 41186
          Item Type: Creative Work (Live Performance (Play))
          Measurements or Duration: 28 Pages/60 minutes
          Locations/Venues:
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          Studio 202, QUT Kelvin Grove 2010-11-09
          Keywords: Theatre for Young Audiences, Young People, Travel, Identity, Social Networking
          Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
          Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
          Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
          Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
          Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 David Megarrity.
          Deposited On: 11 Apr 2011 15:02
          Last Modified: 12 Jul 2011 09:15

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