On the desperate shores of colonial Australia, two convict women disguise themselves as free settlers. They are hoping for another chance at life. But the arrival of a sinister redcoat sees their plans give way to terror and treachery...
In the messy lounge room of an inner-city sharehouse, a young woman attempts to write a play - a play that will make her famous and important. But as the day wears on and her self-doubt grows, we dissolve into the terrifying world of her imagination...
Originally commissioned and co-produced as part of Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2016, conviction reunites the team behind the award-winning The Unspoken Word is “Joe” (LaMama, Griffin Theatre, Brisbane Festival)
A caustically funny examination of contemporary feminism and self-authorship, conviction is a play un-writing itself (and the authority of traditional drama) before our very eyes.
A raw, funny and utterly inimitable brand of meta-theatre…
Dawson speaks to the bleaker aspects of our time with a fresh voice.
★★★★ THE AGE
This work is generous, provocative, urgent, entertaining, and mind-bendingly clever.
Unsettling and outstanding… A brazen up-yours.
Tone-perfect control in the chaos… So personal, it becomes universal
- dark comedy
- 75 minutes
- 2 female, 2 male
- Australian Script Centre