Steve is a young man with a bright future. He is floating, listless, sometimes detached from reality. When Steve meets Lola, he develops the ability to contact his long dead twin. His parents, Howard and Barbara, have a pact not to talk about Steve’s twin, who died during war. But each of them dreams of encountering him. The past comes back and wants you to re-enter the horror….
Chi Vu's The Dead Twin draws on writings about postmemory to explore repressed cultural and linguistic identity through the popular genre of horror. The narrative of The Dead Twin can be experienced as an allegory for inherited trauma or as a performance work with a supernatural twist.
- Horror, Family Drama.
- 57 minutes
- 2 female, 3 male
- The playwright encourages culturally diverse casting (to highlight the universality of the trauma of war).
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre