Tabula Rasa! is made up of three scenarios that take a disturbing and beautiful look at modern reproduction, gender and sexuality. In Scenario One (Children) a couple wrestle with unexpected pregnancy, in Scenario Two (Baby/Doll) a young woman with post-natal depression talks to her childhood doll and in Scenario Three (Vanish Club) a young man entrenched in the world of nightclub sleaze, contemplates what could have been after his girlfriend has an abortion. Blending heightened language, tenderness and a touch of the surreal Tabula Rasa! explores people at odds with themselves and the reality of bringing a child into the world.
"The writing shows great range and depth throughout but really hit hard with the first work, CHILDREN."
- heightened realism/surrealism
- 45 minutes
- 3 female, 2 male
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre