In the aftermath of a national tragedy, a young woman becomes a hero. From beneath the smoke and rubble of anonymity she emerges with a story of struggle so inspiring that the world can’t help but listen. She becomes our greatest ambassador – an advocate for suffering. If only her story were true. Inspired by real stories of fake victims, Triumph plunges headlong into the politics of struggle in the post-9/11 world. Survivors become saints; drop-outs become poster-boys; mothers parade their sick children in search of a spotlight. Hilarious and deeply unsettling, Triumph turns lying on its head to ask why we choose to play the victim, and what lies buried underneath.
- 75 minutes
- 3 female, 2 male
- This is an ensemble piece, and it should be clear that a handful of performers are playing multiple roles, clear that they can take on any persona and story as their own. The ensemble should consist of 2F, 2M and 1 young girl between 11 and 14 years old.
- 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
- Australian Script Centre