Scissors, Paper, Rock is a spare, grim meditation on the human destruction being wrought by social change. Kevin is a stonemason, a worker in a vanishing trade.
Kevin stands up here for the millions whose livelihoods are being destroyed by globalisation, by economic forces that count dollars not people. Neither his wife, his child nor his best friend can do anything to help. Only Jup the dog offers silent comfort.
Scissors, Paper, Rock was the winner of the 2000 NSW Premier's Prize for Literature (best play). It was first performed as part of the Keene Taylor Theatre Project (Season 4) at Trades Hall in Melbourne in September 1998.
- Poetic Naturalism
- 60 minutes
- 2 female, 2 male
- 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre